Your Membership Matters

Save species and support the zoo! By becoming a zoo member, you’re funding learning programs, supporting animal care and conservation initiatives, and keeping admission free. And you get some great benefits, too.

Please note: Some benefits may not be available during the COVID-19 pandemic as we follow City and State guidelines to ensure guests safety.

General Membership

With your zoo membership, receive invitations to exclusive member events, free or discounted parking, and great deals on programs and public events.


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Donor Clubs

Go above general membership and enjoy private zoo tours, invitations to Donor Club-exclusive events, and more.


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Chairman’s Council

With an impactful investment in the zoo and our mission, you receive the most exclusive benefits.


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Children watching otters in exhibit

All Members Receive

*parking discount is dependent on membership level. See details below.

Membership Levels

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Safari Membership

  • All member benefits listed above
  • Unlimited free parking
  • Early registration opportunities for Summer Conservation Camp and Zoo Crew
  • Two free tickets to SuperZooPicnic ($23 value)

Household Membership

  • All member benefits listed above
  • Two free parking passes (save up to $35 each visit)*
  • Discounted $9 flat-rate parking fee for every additional visit

Individual Membership

  • All member benefits listed above
  • $9 flat-rate parking fee every time you visit the zoo

Discounted Events for Members

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ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ

Select Dates: November 21–January 3

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful occasion of the year, so celebrate the holidays with us at ZooLights Presented By ComEd and Invesco QQQ! Tickets cost $5, with five free nights.

Guests enjoying light displays during ZooLights

Adults Night Out: Holidaze

Thursday, December 10

Enjoy millions of LED lights, seasonal drinks, an enchanted forest, music, and bars throughout the zoo at this unique after-hours experience.

The Chris White Trio Tribute to ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

Sunday, December 13

Experience the Chris White Jazz Trio’s take on one of the season’s classic soundtracks: Vince Guaraldi’s 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas.

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