Membership offers many opportunities for you to connect with nature and to help the zoo's conservation efforts.

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If you're a current member, and ready to renew for another year of fun, click on RENEW NOW!

    
EVERY MEMBER RECEIVES

  • FREE admission for one year
  • FREE parking for one vehicle at the main entrance (1st Ave. and 31st Street)
  • Discount parking at the south entrance
  • Hamill Family Play Zoo discounted admission
  • Member discounts on selected attractions inside the zoo
  • Publications including member emails and Gateways, the quarterly member magazine
  • Shops: members-only monthly special offers
  • Restaurants: members-only discounts
  • Education programs and special events: special member price
Become a member today! There are two ways to join:
  • Join online now! You’ll receive a link to a temporary membership card to print at home. No need to wait in line. Use the temporary card to immediately enjoy free admission and free parking at the main entrance. Any tickets or passes included with your chosen membership level will be mailed with your permanent membership card in approximately two weeks. Tickets and passes cannot be picked up at the zoo.
  • Visiting soon? Become a member at the zoo’s main entrance as you begin your day at the zoo. You’ll receive a temporary membership card (for immediate admission to the zoo) and all tickets or passes included with your chosen membership level. When you arrive at the zoo, you will be charged the parking fee. Be sure to present your parking receipt that same day when making your membership purchase and the fee will be deducted from the cost of your membership.
If you have any questions, please call the zoo's member representatives at (708) 688-8341 or e-mail member.questions@brookfieldzoo.org.


Bison Circle $1,500
All of the benefits of Sustaining Unlimited Membership, plus other special opportunities. Please call 708-688-8667 for more information on Bison Circle membership.
 

Any questions?
Check out answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about membership.

Tax Deductibility Information

2013 Membership Purchases: Under IRS guidelines, members may deduct basic membership levels under $75 as a charitable contribution. All other levels may deduct as a charitable contribution only the excess of the membership payment over the estimated fair market value of the goods or services received in return. Family Members may deduct $94, Family Plus Members may deduct $91, Supporting Members may deduct $180, and Sustaining Members may deduct $371 of their membership fees.
2014 Membership Purchases: For tax deductibility, the IRS allows the member and the organization to disregard certain membership benefits that the member receives in return for an annual payment of $75 or less to a qualified organization. These disregarded benefits include rights or privileges that the member can use frequently while they are a member such as free or discounted admission. For annual payments over $75, the member may deduct as a charitable contribution only the excess of the membership payment over the estimated fair market value of the goods or services received above the benefits included in the basic membership. The estimated non-deductible amount per year for tax purposes for each membership level is: Individual Plus $18, Individual Unlimited $36, Family $5, Family Plus $41, Family Unlimited $74, and Sustaining Unlimited $94. Please consult your tax adviser for additional information regarding tax deductibility.

Further Information

  • Fees and benefits are subject to change.
  • If you have any questions, please call the zoo's member representatives at (708) 688-8341 or e-mail member.questions@brookfieldzoo.org.

Become a Brookfield Zoo member today!