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Please Take Note: The Zoo will be closed to the public on Friday, August 2.
It will reopen at its regular time on Saturday, August 3.

Current Operating Hours: The Zoo opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.

Good News! Buy Your Zoo Society Membership Online to Become an Instant Zoo Member!

While you wait for your card to arrive, you can use your email receipt and a picture ID to enter the North Carolina Zoo as a member.

ATTENTION, North Carolina Zoo Society Members. Use the Members-only Express Entry ticket booths, which are on the far left at the Zoo entrance, for quick and easy access to the Zoo. You must present a Picture Identification Card with your membership card (or email receipt) as proof of your membership status.

ATTENTION: Guests visiting as members of partner or reciprocating institutions. Before you visit, review the Zoo Society's current list of reciprocating partners. This list differs slightly from AZA's reciprocal list because some institutions modify the discounts available to members of nearby zoos or aquariums. AZA's list does not report these exceptions because they vary in different locations. It is our policy to mirror the benefits partner institutions give our members. If an institution grants free entry to our members, we grant free entry to their members. If an institution offers a 50 percent discount to our members, we respond in kind. Our website states our admission policies with partnering institutions. If you are a member of a reciprocating AZA institution, please refer to our webpage to verify the relationship we maintain with your zoo or aquarium.

If you are a Corporate Member of the Zoo Society, you can use your Corporate Membership Card or your Corporate Membership Tickets to enter the Zoo free, too.

Click here to find instructions for using your VIP Corporate Membership Card or your Corporate Tickets to gain free admission to the Zoo.


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Need to call the Zoo Society? Our phone number is 336-879-7250 (Office hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday)