Benefits of Membership
- Free Zoo admission and free parking during regular Zoo hours, plus special member events, like Snack with Santa and Pancakes and Penguins.
- Half price admission to more than 100 zoos across the
country. (Some restrictions apply.) Reciprocity is subject to change. Please contact any reciprocal institution with the date you may be visiting to verify reciprocal policies.
- Your guests will receive a discount of $2 off adult and $1 off child/senior admission prices.
- Discount on education classes, camps, and overnights for named members.
- 10% discount at Zoo store on regularly priced merchandise and qualify for Members Rewards Programs. (Some exclusions may apply).
- Discount on Great Clips IMAX Theatre tickets. For details call 952.431.IMAX
- Advance sale of a limited number of "Music in the Zoo" concert tickets.
- Member News is sent twice a month with information on animals, events and other opportunities. The schedule may vary on occasion.
- Zoo Tracks, the Minnesota Zoo newsletter, is published online. You will be notified by e-mail when each new edition is posted.
- Minnesotan’s for a Great Zoo , you will receive updates and information on a monthly basis.
- Additional member appreciation perks available.
Additional Benefits for Friends Donor Levels
$250 Voyager - All member benefits and invitations to behind-the-scenes tours and the Friends Farm Babies Event.
$500 Explorer - All of the above, plus advance registration for Zoo Camp.
$1,000 Naturalist - All of the above, plus invitation to a special behind -the -scenes tour, invitation to the Zoo Director's Dinner, and recognition on the Annual donor wall and in the Annual Report.
$2,500 Guardian - all of the above, plus a private behind-the scenes tour for up to six people.
$5,000 Conservator - All of the above, plus a more in depth behind the scenes encounter.
$10,000 Steward - All of the above, plus the Zoo Director will accompany you for lunch and on your Zoo tour.