The Young Zoo Friends, a group of men and women in their 20s and 30s dedicated to the continued and future success of the Zoo, is part of the Saint Louis Zoo Friends Association. Among its goals are to increase awareness of the Zoo's mission among young adults, enhance the volunteer base of the Zoo, build future leadership for the Zoo and create additional revenue for the Zoo Friends Association through membership and fund raising events. The price of an annual Young Zoo Friends Membership is $60.

If you purchase a Young Zoo Friends membership today, you'll receive two free tickets to Jammin’ at the Zoo presented by Macy’s tonight,Wednesday, July 27, 2016. You will also receive access to the Young Zoo Friends Lounge at the event and two free drink tickets. Learn more about Jammin’ at the Zoo.

To take advantage of this promotional offer, please purchase your Young Zoo Friends membership at the Zoo Welcome Desk when you arrive at tonight’s event.

If you do not plan to attend Jammin’ at the Zoo but would still like to buy a Young Zoo Friends membership, please visit this website again tomorrow to learn how to purchase your Young Zoo Friends membership online, by phone, by mail, or in person. 

YZF Membership Benefits

  • 20 Anywhere Passes (redeemable for Zooline Railroad, Children's Zoo and Sea Lion Show)
  • Free Parking -- 6 visits
  • Four free Jammin' at the Zoo general admission tickets (two per event)
  • Four free drink tickets (cannot be used during special events)
  • Discounts to signature Zoo events (such as ZOOFARI and A Zoo Ado)
  • Invitations to special YZF events and lectures
  • Zoo Calendar
  • stlzoo magazine
  • 10% discount on food purchases at the Zoo
  • Volunteer opportunities with Zoo events
  • 10% discount in all Zoo gift shops, face painting and caricatures
  • 10% discount on food purchases at the Zoo
  • 10% discount on standard wheelchair rentals
  • Discounted admission to participating AZA zoos
  • Zoo Friends Day invitation
  • Discount and early registration for education programs (including Camp Kangazoo, Wild Nights and Engineer-for-a-Day)
  • Discount Admission to signature Zoo events (such as Boo at the Zoo, Wild Lights, Zoofari and Zoo Ado)
  • Member e-newsletter
  • One Membership Card