Your Zoo membership will be valid for one year from the month of purchase. For example, if you joined November 15, 2015, your membership expires November 30, 2016.
Call the Membership Office, (314) 646-4771, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If we don't answer, leave a message, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. You may also email any questions to email@example.com or visit the Welcome Desk located at both the North and South entrances at the Zoo.
Your membership card should arrive 14 to 21 business days after you join. Membership purchases that are mailed will take a bit longer but we make every effort to expedite your membership.
Yes! If you have plans to visit the Zoo and wish to use your member benefits, simply join online. After your transaction is complete, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Please print the e-mail confirmation and bring it with you to the Zoo. Show your e-mail confirmation to the parking attendant to receive free parking (parking capacity is limited), and present your confirmation sheet to the staff at the Welcome Desk, located at both the North and South entrances at the Zoo, to receive any attraction tickets needed for your visit that day.
You can receive a $10 discount off your Membership if you paid to park in a Zoo parking lot. If you are not a member on the day you pay to park at the Zoo, bring your parking receipt to the Welcome Desk, located at both the North and South entrances at the Zoo, on that same day and $10 of your parking fee will be deducted from the Membership you purchase on-site. Not valid with any other offers or discounts.
Anywhere Passes are available to members at the Senior/Student, Young Zoo Friend and Zoo-Goer levels. Anywhere Passes can be used in any combination for the following attractions; Zooline Railroad, Sea Lion Show, or Children's Zoo.
Anywhere Plus Passes are only available to members at the Family, Grandparent, Naturalist, Keeper, Zoologist, Curator, Director and Marlin Perkins Society levels. Anywhere Plus Passes can be used in any combination for the following attractions; Zooline Railroad, Sea Lion Show, Children's Zoo, Conservation Carousel or Stingrays at Caribbean Cove featuring Sharks.
There are a number of different ways you can check your member benefits. The fastest and most convenient way is to set up an online account. When you set up an account, you can log in anytime to view your benefit balance, check your renewal date or renew your membership.
You only need to follow a few short steps:
1. Log into the member portal at https://estore.stlzoo.org/SignIn.aspx
2. Enter your email address and select "No, I'd like to register" and click the "Sign In" button
3. When prompted to do so, enter your name, email address and membership number. Create your password and click "Create Account".
Now you can check your benefits anytime. You can also find out your benefit balance by calling the Membership Office at (314)646-4771. Membership Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may also email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Welcome Desk located at both the North and South entrances at the Zoo.
No. Once you redeem your Anywhere Passes for printed tickets you may not exchange them. Anywhere Passes and Anywhere Plus Passes expire when your Membership expires.
The Family level includes a special birthday postcard for a free lunch at the Zoo (with the purchase of an adult meal) for children 12 and under living in a member household. The Grandparent level is intended for grandparents and allows the member grandchildren to receive a special birthday postcard.
Not sure which one to choose? Here is some advice. When purchasing a membership for yourself and your children, select the Family level. If purchasing a membership so that you can bring your grandchildren, choose Grandparent. If you are a grandparent who would like to purchase a membership for your children and grandchildren to use, but don't intend to come often yourself, we recommend purchasing a Family membership as a gift for them. You would still be welcome to come with them anytime and enjoy the benefits of their Zoo membership.
We encourage members to replace lost or stolen cards as soon as possible. There is a $5 fee for a replacement card. To order a new card, call the Membership Office at (314) 646-4771 or visit the Welcome Desk located at both the North and South entrances at the Zoo.
Check with your Human Resources Department to determine if your company offers a matching gift program. Please refer to the following link for a current list of known Zoo matching gift companies.
No. Memberships are nontransferable and are intended for use by individual households only.
Occasionally, we request a photo ID to help protect members whose cards might have been lost or stolen.
Yes! The Saint Louis Zoo has a reciprocal agreement with many other AZA accredited zoos in the U.S. Your card entitles you to discounted or free admission to those participating reciprocal zoos. Please call ahead to participating AZA zoos to verify the discounts being offered.
Yes. Although the Saint Louis Zoo has free admission, if you're a member of a Reciprocal Zoo, you will be able to purchase up to (4) Adventure Passes for half price, $5. (See current regular price of Pass.) These discounted Passes can only be purchased on-site at a Welcome Desk, located at both the North and South entrances at the Zoo. You must present your active membership card from your reciprocal Zoo to receive this benefit.
Yes! Your membership may be considered a charitable contribution, except:
- Zoo-Goer, Young Zoo Friend, Family, Grandparent, Senior or Student: The entire gift may be considered a charitable contribution, except the retail value of the Zoo calendar ($5).
- Conservation Advocate, Naturalist: Same consideration as a Zoo-Goer, except the value of Nature's Best Photography ($24) if you receive it.
- Keeper: Same consideration as a Conservation Advocate, except the value of Sunset Safari ($35/couple), if you attend.
- Zoologist, Curator or Director: Same consideration as a Keeper, except the value of Sunset Safari ($35/couple), if you attend.
- Marlin Perkins Society: Same consideration as a Conservation Advocate, except the value of the annual society dinner ($100/couple), if you attend.
Please consult your tax professional.
Yes! You may upgrade your Membership during the first six months that your Membership is active. Just call the Membership Office at (314) 646-4771 or visit a Welcome Desk, located at both the North and South entrances at the Zoo.
Members at the Conservation Advocate, Senior/Student, Young Zoo Friend, Zoo-Goer, Family, Grandparent and Naturalist levels receive one Membership card. Members at the Keeper, Zoologist, Curator and Marlin Perkins Society receive 2 cards. The Zoo Membership cards are a plastic swipe card that automatically keeps track of your parking and Anywhere passes. Additional cards may be purchase for $5 by calling the Membership office at (314) 646-4771 or visit the Welcome Desk, located at both the North and South entrances at the Zoo.
No. Although free parking is one of your many Zoo benefits, unfortunately the parking lots may be full at times. In order to secure a parking space, we recommend arriving at the Zoo early. Parking is on a first come, first served basis.
You may stop by a Welcome Desk, located at both North and South entrances at the Zoo, or call the Membership Office at (314) 646-4771 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you are purchasing a Zoo-Goer or Family membership gift certificate at the Welcome Desk, you may take the gift certificate with you that day or have it mailed to you. If you are purchasing any other level membership at the Welcome Desk or by phone, your gift certificate will be mailed to you. The gift recipient(s) will need to complete the form and mail it back to the Zoo to activate their membership.