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Join the Zoo Society or Renew Your Membership

A 20 percent discount is available to people 62 years old or older.

To receive this discount, call the Zoo Society (336-879-7250) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. Senior discounts are not available on the Web and may not be combined with other discounts.

Do you work for one of the Zoo Society's Corporate Members?

If so, you can receive a 25 percent discount on a membership purchase. Click here to see a list of our Corporate Members. Click here to use your employer's discount code to receive your discount.

Join the North Carolina Zoo Society online to become an instant Zoo Society member!

Our web store automatically emails you a receipt when you buy a membership. Use it as proof of membership until your card arrives in the mail.

Your card should arrive within 10 to 20 days. Put it in a safe place. Please call us (336.879.7250) to alert us if your card has not arrived within two weeks.

Membership Notes

Choose Your One- Or Two-Year Membership!

  • Grandparent Membership
    $84
    Price Starts At
    Includes all Membership Benefits for two adults living in the same household and for their grandchildren under 18 years old. Select a "Grandparent-Plus" membership to add one free guest per visit*.
  • Zookeeper Membership
    $175
    Price Starts At
    Includes all Family Membership benefits described above, plus free admission for two guests per visit* and a NC Zoo Society license plate.
  • Curator Membership
    $300
    Price Starts At
    Includes all Zookeeper benefits plus admission for one additional guest per visit*.
  • Grandparent Membership
    $158
    Price Starts At
    Includes all Membership Benefits for two adults living in the same household and for their grandchildren under 18 years old. Select a "Grandparent-Plus" membership to add one free guest per visit*.
  • Zookeeper Membership
    $340
    Price Starts At
    Includes all Family Membership benefits described above, plus free admission for two guests per visit* and a NC Zoo Society license plate.
  • Curator Membership
    $590
    Price Starts At
    Includes all Zookeeper benefits plus admission for one additional guest per visit*.

Members aged 62 and above receive a 20 percent discount if their purchase is made over the phone or in person. Please call 336.879.7250 to confirm your discount.

* Guest admission is limited to visits to the NC Zoo; it does not include our reciprocating zoos and aquariums.

Membership does not provide free admission to special programs and activities, such as the carousel or the SimEx movie theatre, that require an additional fee inside the NC Zoo. However, members may buy Combo Fun Tickets that discount the cost of attending these special venues.

  • Grandparent Membership
    $84
    Price Starts At
    Includes all Membership Benefits for two adults living in the same household and for their grandchildren under 18 years old. Select a "Grandparent-Plus" membership to add one free guest per visit*.
  • Zookeeper Membership
    $175
    Price Starts At
    Includes all Family Membership benefits described above, plus free admission for two guests per visit* and a NC Zoo Society license plate.
  • Curator Membership
    $300
    Price Starts At
    Includes all Zookeeper benefits plus admission for one additional guest per visit*.

Individual Membership

Prices start at $59 (one-year)/$108 (two-year)

Includes all Membership Benefits for one person.

Companion Membership

Prices start at $79 (one-year)/$148 (two-year)

Includes all Membership Benefits for one person and one guest per visit*, OR for two named adults in the same household.

Family Membership

Prices start at $84 (one-year)/$158 (two-year)

Includes all Membership Benefits for two adults living in the same household and for their children under 18 years old. Select a "Family-Plus" membership to add one free guest per visit*.

Grandparent Membership

Prices start at $84 (one-year)/$158 (two-year)

Includes all Membership Benefits for two adults living in the same household and for their grandchildren under 18 years old. Select a "Grandparent-Plus" membership to add one free guest per visit*.

Zookeeper Membership

Prices start at $175 (one-year)/$340 (two-year)

Includes all Family Membership benefits described above, plus free admission for two guests per visit* and a NC Zoo Society license plate.

Curator Membership

Prices start at $300 (one-year)/$590 (two-year)

Includes all Zookeeper Membership benefits plus admission for one additional guest per visit*.