The Zoo Young Professionals (formerly Young Zoo Friends) is a group of men and women in their 20s and 30s dedicated to the continued success of the Zoo. 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 fundraising events. The price of an annual Zoo Young Professionals Membership is $60.

ZYP 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)
  • Invitations to special ZYP 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 - ZYP Rumble
  • One Membership Card

Join Now

Join the Zoo Young Professionals online, by phone at (314) 646-4771 or in person at a Welcome Desk, or make your check payable to the Saint Louis Zoo Friends Association and send to the following address:

Zoo Young Professionals
P.O. Box 790090
St. Louis, MO 63179-0090

Join the Zoo Young Professionals

If you need to speak with someone over the phone, please call us between 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at (314) 646-4771.