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Join for a Full Year of Adventure, Learning, and Fun!

All Members receive free admission, free parking, discounted tickets for extra guests, discounts at the gift shop, restaurants, and on educational programs, priority registration for select programs, free admission to PNC Festival of Lights, discounts at 150+ zoos and aquariums nationwide, invitations to member-only previews and special events, and virtual membership perks!! Current members, access your Digital Membership Card here.

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Family = 2 adults, up to 8 children | Dual = 2 adults  |  Individual = 1 adult

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membership prices


Standard level benefits + unlimited rides on the Train & Carousel + 4 free guests per visit

Family** – $330

Dual – $265 

Individual – $230 

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Standard level benefits + unlimited rides on the Train & Carousel + 1 free guest per visit

Family** – $245 

Dual – $180 

Individual – $145 

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Year-round unlimited admission + parking

Family** – $165 

Dual – $120 

Individual – $80 

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*Ask about a student discount

**Limit of 8 children/grandchildren per family membership, age 18 and under. Please be advised that due to US tax law, gifts made through Donor Advised Funds or charitable IRA rollovers are not eligible for memberships.

Manage Current Membership

Use Option 1 to look up your member ID and to find your membership expiration date.

Access Digital Membership CardVirtual Site (Member ID)

Please note: There’s a $7 charge to print or re-print of any Membership card. Members can access their digital card here.  Thank you for supporting our sustainability efforts!

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Become a Donor Club Member

Keeper Circle and Andrew Erkenbrecher Society memberships come with exclusive benefits.

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Fiona fans all over the world can now visit the world-famous hippo and her bloat every day via live stream from Hippo Cove! Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s new Virtual Membership package includes access to a members-only site that includes the live hippo feed, live giraffe feed, live lion feed, exclusive videos, discounts in the Zoo’s online store, and insider news.

Choose the option that works for you! All membership levels include access to the Cincinnati Zoo Virtual Member Center.

Already a Zoo member? Just log in to the Virtual Member Site! Not a member yet, an out-of-towner, or just looking to access the hippo cam? Purchase a Virtual Membership or membership level that is best for you!

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Purchase a Virtual MembershipGo to Virtual Site (Enter with Member ID)

*NOTE: Virtual Membership does NOT include admission to the Cincinnati Zoo.

Gift Membership

Looking for a wild and unique gift? Give the gift of membership! When you purchase a gift membership, you (as the gift giver) will receive an e-mail confirmation with a PDF gift certificate attached that the recipient will redeem at their convenience to begin their membership. To redeem and activate the gift membership, the recipient will need to call the Member Services Office at (513) 559-7713 or email [email protected]. You will not need any of the recipient’s information to purchase a gift membership.

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The membership doesn’t start until the recipient decides to redeem the gift certificate, which means they won’t lose any time on their membership! The membership is valid for one year from the redemption date (must redeem within one year of purchase).

Gift memberships in the form of renewals will add one year from the current member’s expiration date (i.e. if the current member’s expiration date for their membership is 3/31/2023, the gift membership will add one year and expire on 3/31/2024). You will not need the current member’s information to complete the transaction.


Purchase a Gift Membership

Click here for a printable PDF Gift Certificate to give with your gift membership

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Special $50 membership is available and must be purchased in person. Requires valid ID and SNAP/EBT card. Learn more about our Zoo Access for All program.

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Join the Cincinnati Zoo Member HQ Facebook Group for exclusive news & content! Click here to join Cincinnati Zoo Member HQ

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Please contact us for assistance. You may call (513) 559-7713 or e-mail us at [email protected].