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The North Carolina Zoo is in the running for USA Today's Reader Choice Awards! Please cast your vote to have our Zoo recognized as THE Best Zoo. You can cast your vote online once a day, every day through the end of February.To vote, click here once a day, every day through March 4. Leap to it, now! And make it a daily habit!

Good News About Buying Your Zoo Membership online! You can use your email receipt and a picture ID to enter the Zoo as a member until your card arrives.

ATTENTION: North Carolina Zoo Society Members. Please go to the Members-only Express Entry ticket booth for quick and easy access to the Zoo. These booths are on the far left when you approach the Zoo from the parking lots. To enter the Zoo as a member, you must present a Picture Identification Card with your North Carolina Zoo Society membership card.

ATTENTION: Guests visiting as members from a partner or reciprocating institutions. Before you visit, review the Zoo Society's current list of reciprocating partners. This list differs slightly from the reciprocal list maintained by AZA because some institutions modify the discounts available to people who belong to nearby zoos or aquariums. The list that AZA maintains does not acknowledge these exceptions, but our list does.  If an institution grants our members free admission, we admit their members without charge. If an institution offers our members a 50 percent discount, we respond in kind. The list we maintain on our website reflects these isolated reciprocity changes, so guests from other institutions are asked to refer to our list to verify our relationship with their member organizations.

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.


NC Zoo Society News & Events

Fenn Memorial Fund

While we mourn Fenn's loss, several members have asked to express their grief by donating to a fund established in his memory. Read More

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