Here is a sampling of benefits Zoo members enjoy. Special privileges designed to enhance your Zoo visits are available at different contribution levels. Check out the membership levels to find the category of membership just right for you.

Membership Levels

  • Enjoy a 10% discount in Zoo gift shops and on food purchases with your membership card. Zoo Friends members also receive discounts to Zoo events such as Boo at the Zoo Nights and Wild Lights.

  • Members can now spend an hour with one of our amazing Interpreters and find out what’s happening around the Zoo. The tour will last one hour and is limited to 30 members. Each month will feature a different location and members may sign up for one Wild Wednesday tour at a time. Tour registration opens the third Thursday of the month before a tour is scheduled (if a tour is scheduled in March, registration opens the third Thursday of February). Tour registration closes the Monday afternoon before a tour, or when tour capacity is reached. Space is limited, so get your reservations in early! 


  • Each May, the Zoo opens its doors to Zoo members for a special evening of free animal shows, free train rides and lots of other family fun activities.

  • When new exhibits open, like Stingrays at Caribbean Cove, Zoo members are the first to see them. Become a Zoo member now, and you'll be invited to the most exciting previews and parties around!

  • With your Zoo membership you'll receive free admission or discounted rates on Zoo lectures and programs presented by animal experts from around the world. Through our Education Department we also offer entertaining classes and programs for children of all ages, including the most fun camp in town -- Camp KangaZoo!

  • Every November, the Zoo hosts a holiday shopping experience for Zoo members with a 20% discount at Treetop Shop. It's a great time to save on some early holiday shopping!

  • One of the many benefits of membership of a Zoo membership is free or discounted admission to select other AZA-accredited zoos throughout the country. See the reciprocal zoo list for an alphabetic listing by state of participating zoos, museums and aquariums.

    Please note: You will be redirected to the AZA Reciprocity Program. Most of the AZA reciprocal partners will give either free admission or 50% off of their admission. When the reciprocity lists "100% & 50%," that organization has the option to either charge 50% of their admission to our members or to allow our members free admission. That decision resides with the partner organization, and the Saint Louis Zoo does not control what our partners are able to offer. Please contact the organization prior to your visit to learn of their offer.