Member-Exclusive Offers

June’s Gift Shop Offer: Drawstring Backpack – $7.99 (Regular price $9.99)


Connect with the Zoo and other CZBG members by using the hashtag #CZBGMember in your social media posts! Click below to see some of these posts from Twitter!

  • Member Tweets

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 Service Animal Policy

We welcome members that bring their trained service dog or miniature horse to the Zoo.  Members should alert a Visitor Experience staff member at the Zoo’s Main Entrance upon arrival and your membership card will be punched so that you will be able to enter the Zoo without delay on future visits.

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Service animals entering the Zoo must be in their official roles (guide dogs for the blind, service dogs for people with disabilities), remain on a leash or a harness at all times and may not be left unattended.  Guests are required to clean-up all defecation from their service animals while at the Zoo.

Pets, under any circumstances, will not be admitted to the Zoo.

While your service dog has been socialized for most public settings, touring a zoo – especially for the first time – can be an unusual experience.  Please watch for any indications that the Zoo animals are upset. These behaviors may include excessive flying, running or vocalizing. Should you see any of these behaviors, please step away from the distressed animal.  The Zoo has the right to remove the service animal from the area if it is endangering itself or others.

Member of the Month (July 2017) – The Brown Family

Member Family: Christopher, Mallory, Ryan (7), and Riley (1)

Hometown: Bethel

Membership: Family Gold

Members Since: April 2017

Favorite Animal: Siberian Tigers & White Tigers

Must-See Exhibits: Meerkats & Giraffes

Why did you become Zoo Members?

We became zoo members because we all really love animals.  Our son especially loves learning new things about animals and can’t wait to tell everyone new facts he learns every day.  It’s also a great excursion for our family and as a member, there’s no pressure to see everything immediately right then and there.  If the kids are tired or the weather is too hot or rainy, we can always come back another day.

What does your Membership mean to you?

The membership means we can spend time together as a family.  It’s always a great day out and we learn so much on our visits.  Our son absolutely loves animals and is set on being a Zoologist when he gets older so he learns as much about animals as he can.  Family time combined with education and fun is a great combination.

What is your favorite Zoo memory?   

Our favorite memory is taking our son to the Festival of lights for the first time.  He was about 3 and the look on his face as he saw all of lights and some of the animals was priceless. It was such a great memory and we can’t wait to take our daughter to her first festival this year as well.

Member of the Month FAQs

How do I get selected to be the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Member of the Month?

To be eligible to be the Member of the Month, all you have to do is have an active Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Membership and have visited us within the past 30 days. Each Member of the Month will be randomly selected from those meeting the aforementioned criteria.

What is included in my visit, should I be selected?

The Member of the Month will join us for a complimentary lunch at Base Camp Café, an exclusive Behind the Scenes experience featuring an animal meet and greet and a commemorative photograph of your visit!  The Member of the Month will also be featured in a profile on MemberHQ and on the Zoo’s Facebook page.

Dates to Remember

Member Perks

  • Food locations – 20% off
  • Gift shop locations – 10% off
  • Two (2) half-price guests each visit – present your membership card to purchase discount tickets at any ticket window
  • 4D Theater – All members receive $2 tickets for those covered on their membership, each visit!
  • Stroller & Wheelchair Rentals – $1.00 off
  • Face Painting Products – $1.00 off (framing not included)
  • Discounts on Education programs and lectures, including Spring Break and Summer Camps

Early Entry

Early-Entry-Icon-150x150Now through October 31st, Zoo Members & Zoo Adventure Ticket (ZAT) holders can experience all the Zoo has to offer before it opens to the public! Early Entry begins at 9am, and the Zoo opens to the public at 10am.

Cincinnati Zoo Blog Post of the Month

Cincinnati Zoo in the Animal Care Spotlight – Linda Casteneda

Walk on the Wild Side

Visit the Zoo often and make it count!  Count your steps as you walk around…