Join the North Carolina Zoo Society and Become a Member Today

When you join online, you become an instant member of the North Carolina Zoo Society!

Use the email receipt from your web store purchase and a picture ID to enter the North Carolina Zoo as a member while you wait for your membership card to arrive in the mail. Show your receipt and your ID at a Zoo Society's members-only, express entry ticket booth to enter as a member.

Your membership card should arrive within 10 to 20 days. Put it in a safe place—you will need it to receive discounted or free admission to reciprocating institutions. Please call us (336.879.7250) if your card has not arrived within two weeks.

Annual Memberships

Membership Name and Benefits One-Year Price Two-Year Price
Individual
includes all membership benefits for one person
$69 $128
Companion
includes membership benefits for one person and one guest per visit*, OR two named adults in the same household
$89 $168
Family
includes membership benefits for two adults who live in the same house and for their children under 18 years old
$109 $208
Grandparent
includes membership benefits for two adults who live in the same house and for their grandchildren under 18 years old
$109 $208
Zookeeper*
includes all Family membership benefits above, admission for two guests per visit* and NC Zoo Society license plate
$200 $390
Curator*
includes all Zookeeper membership benefits above plus admission for one additional guest per visit*
$300 $590

Members aged 62 and older receive a 20% discount. Please call 336.879.7250 to confirm your discount.
* Guest admission is limited to visits to the North Carolina Zoo; it does not include our reciprocating zoos and aquariums.
 

Lifelong Memberships

Membership Name and Benefits Price
Life Member/Director's Guild
Includes lifelong Family-Plus membership benefits above, 10 guest passes per year, invitations to the annual Life Member social, an engraved Life Membership card, a Life Membership certificate, a Life Membership decal, and a decorative Zoo Society license plate
$1800
Life Member/President's Club **
Includes lifelong Family-Plus membership benefits above, 10 guest passes per year, recognition at the Zoo's entrance, an engraved Life Membership card, a Life Membership decal, a Life Membership certificate, an invitation to the annual President's Club dinner and tour, and a framed wildlife print.
$5000
Life Member/Conservator's Circle**
Includes lifelong Family-Plus membership benefits above, 10 guest passes per year, recognition at the Zoo's entrance, an engraved Life Membership card, a Life Membership decal, a Life Membership certificate, an invitation to the annual Conservator's Club dinner and tour, and a framed wildlife print
$5000 plus $1000 annually

** Quarterly and monthly payment options are available for President's Club and Conservator's Circle memberships. Please call 336.879.7250 for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions about Membership

Corporate Memberships

The North Carolina Zoo is the world’s largest natural habitat zoo, a leader in wildlife conservation and the best place to connect your brand, your people and your sustainability mission. By partnering with the NC Zoo Society and the NC Zoo, we can work together to connect people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife. Proceeds from the Corporate Membership program supports Zoo operations and empowers its staff to pursue the Zoo's missions in conservation, education, recreation, and research.  More info

Membership Name and Benefits Price

Corporate Elephant
Includes 600 one-day guest passes for FREE admission & 10% discount at all society gift shops.  Also includes10 Corporate VIP cards that admit up to 6 guests per visit any day the Zoo is open. ** Max 1000 guest entries per membership year

$20,000

Corporate Lion

Includes 400 one-day guest passes for FREE admission & 10% discount at all society gift shops.  Also includes 8 Corporate VIP cards that admit up to 6 guest per visit any day the Zoo is open. ** Max 800 guest entries per membership year

$10000

Corporate Bear 

Includes 200 one-day guest passes for FREE admission & 10% discount at all society gift shops.  Also includes 5 Corporate VIP cards that admit up to 6 guest per visit any day the Zoo is open. ** Max 500 guest entries per membership year

$6000

Corporate Fox

Includes 125 one-day guest passes for FREE admission & 10% discount at all society gift shops.  Also includes 3 Corporate VIP cards that admit up to 6 guest per visit any day the Zoo is open. ** Max 300 guest entries per membership year

$2500

Corporate Seal

Includes 50 one-day guest passes for FREE admission & 10% discount at all society gift shops.  Also includes 2 Corporate VIP cards that admit up to 6 guest per visit any day the Zoo is open. ** Max 200 guest entries per membership year

$1000

Corporate Puffin

Includes 25 one-day guest passes for FREE admission and 10% discount at all society gift shops.  Also includes 1 Corporate VIP card that will admit up to 6 guests per visit any day the Zoo is open. ** Max 100 guest entries per membership year

$500