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Membership Levels

Become a Montgomery Zoo member today in the comfort of your own home by joining online, here, right now. Join today, and visit today! After purchasing your membership online at home, come to the Zoo, bring your photo ID, and we will look up in our membership system, and away you go to enjoy all the benefits of your membership.

Join others who care about conservation of wildlife, family recreation and educational experiences by becoming a Montgomery Zoo member TODAY! As a combo member you’ll enjoy year-long FREE and DISCOUNTED ADMISSION* to the Montgomery Zoo, the Mann Wildlife Museum and various zoos and aquariums located throughout the United States. Plus, you’ll receive 10% discounts on animal adoptions, brick pavers, summer camp, the zoo and museum gift shops, the Overlook Café and shelter rentals. Your membership dollars help protect and preserve over 500 animals in the Montgomery Zoo collection and provide funds for conservation research. Join today – its wild.

For an annual membership, our Zoo Friends can enjoy unlimited free admission to the zoo all year long. They also get other great benefits for becoming a friend to the zoo.

  • Free and discounted admission to various other reciprocating zoos in the U.S. and Canada*
  • Special Members Only events
  • Member discounts on Food,** Gifts, Catering and Shelter Rentals
  • Annual subscription to Jungle Drums, The Zoo's informative members magazine
  • FREE admission to Zoo Weekend and Christmas Lights Festival

*Free and discounted admission to reciprocating zoos may be limited to daytime admission only. Special events and night activities may require full fees. We strongly encourage you to call the zoo you are planning to visit prior to the date of your visit to confirm. Click for a complete list of reciprocating zoo.

**Discounts on food is limited to the Overlook Cafe only, and does not apply to kiosk.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All Montgomery Zoo adult members must present a photo ID to gain access to the Zoo/Museum using their membership.

For additional information and specific details concerning our membership program, please contact us at 334-625-4900 or email us at zooinfo@montgomeryal.gov.


Membership Information and Rates

Memberships are valid for a period of one year. New rates are effective October 1, 2018.

NOTE TO ALL MONTGOMERY ZOO MEMBERS:  If you were a member of the Montgomery Zoo on or prior to March 13, 2020, you will earn an extension on your membership due to the COVID-19 virus closure of the Zoo. We will be extending membership expiration dates based on the duration of our closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Zoo was closed for 90 days; therefore, we are extending all Montgomery Zoo memberships for a period of 100 days. We want to make sure that all our members have the opportunity to enjoy full benefit of their membership.  If you have any additional questions, please contact the Zoo directly at (334) 625-4900. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. 


Individual Plus One Membership: $80-$120

Unlimited daytime admission for one specific adult member and one guest or choose two specific adult members and NO guest.

Zoo/Museum only - $80

Zoo/Museum with annual train ride pass - $120

Membership admission: In order to use your Montgomery Zoo membership to gain entry to the Zoo/Museum for regular daytime admission (and qualified nighttime events, like Christmas Lights Festival), the specified, adult members listed on the membership must have their Montgomery Zoo-issued membership card along with a valid government-issued photo identification. If you have lost, misplaced, do not have, or have not received your membership cards, you must provide a valid government-issued photo identification to use your membership to gain entry to the Zoo/Museum for regular daytime admission (and qualified nighttime events, like Christmas Lights Festival).  No exceptions. If you have lost your membership card, please call (334) 625-4905 for a replacement card. Fees may apply. 

Guest Passes: Guest passes are NOT intended to be used for admission to any special event; including nighttime events.  No one will be able to use a GUEST PASS for admission to any special or nighttime event; only the people listed on the membership will be provided admission. Guest passes must be present for admission (one guest pass per entry). Entry/admission will not be allowed without the guest pass (one guest pass per entry) being present. 
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Family Membership: $100-$140

Unlimited daytime admission for two specific adult members of the same household and dependent children (meaning children you are legally responsible for) 18 years old and younger, up to six (6) children).

Zoo/Museum only - $100

Zoo/Museum with annual train ride pass - $140

NOTE: Additional children, exceeding six (6): $5 each.

Membership admission: In order to use your Montgomery Zoo membership to gain entry to the Zoo/Museum for regular daytime admission (and qualified nighttime events, like Christmas Lights Festival), the specified, adult members listed on the membership must have their Montgomery Zoo-issued membership card along with a valid government-issued photo identification. If you have lost, misplaced, do not have, or have not received your membership cards, you must provide a valid government-issued photo identification to use your membership to gain entry to the Zoo/Museum for regular daytime admission (and qualified nighttime events, like Christmas Lights Festival).  No exceptions. If you have lost your membership card, please call (334) 625-4905 for a replacement card. Fees may apply. 

Guest Passes: Guest passes are NOT intended to be used for admission to any special event; including nighttime events.  No one will be able to use a GUEST PASS for admission to any special or nighttime event; only the people listed on the membership will be provided admission. Guest passes must be present for admission (one guest pass per entry). Entry/admission will not be allowed without the guest pass (one guest pass per entry) being present. 
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Grandparent Membership: $100-$140

Unlimited daytime admission for two specific adult members of the same household and grandchildren 18 years old and younger, up to eight (8) children).

Zoo/Museum only - $100

Zoo/Museum with annual train ride pass - $140

NOTE: Additional children, exceeding eight (8): $5 each.

Membership admission: In order to use your Montgomery Zoo membership to gain entry to the Zoo/Museum for regular daytime admission (and qualified nighttime events, like Christmas Lights Festival), the specified, adult members listed on the membership must have their Montgomery Zoo-issued membership card along with a valid government-issued photo identification. If you have lost, misplaced, do not have, or have not received your membership cards, you must provide a valid government-issued photo identification to use your membership to gain entry to the Zoo/Museum for regular daytime admission (and qualified nighttime events, like Christmas Lights Festival).  No exceptions. If you have lost your membership card, please call (334) 625-4905 for a replacement card. Fees may apply. 

Guest Passes: Guest passes are NOT intended to be used for admission to any special event; including nighttime events.  No one will be able to use a GUEST PASS for admission to any special or nighttime event; only the people listed on the membership will be provided admission. Guest passes must be present for admission (one guest pass per entry). Entry/admission will not be allowed without the guest pass (one guest pass per entry) being present. 
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Guest Passes

Guest passes: $45 per pass

Additional children and guest pass(es) may only be added to your membership after you have become a member.

Guest Pass Policy: Guest passes are NOT intended to be used for admission to any special event; including nighttime events.  No one will be able to use a GUEST PASS for admission to any special or nighttime event; only the people listed on the membership will be provided admission. Guest passes must be present for admission (one guest pass per entry). Entry/admission will not be allowed without the guest pass (one guest pass per entry) being present. 



Upper-level and Donor Memberships

Upper-level memberships include all the amenities included in the Basic Membership packages in addition to all the items listed below, depending on the membership level selected.

Chimpanzee Club: $250

  • Four (4) guest passes each visit, valid for daytime use to Zoo/Museum
  • Unlimited train rides
  • Annual brunch with zoo officials for two (2) guests
  • Unlimited admission to the Zoo and Museum for two (2) adults of the same household and children or grandchildren (18 years old and younger) that are listed on the membership
  • FREE admission to Christmas Lights Festival for two (2) adults and children listed on membership only

Buy or Renew Online:

Membership admission: In order to use your Montgomery Zoo membership to gain entry to the Zoo/Museum for regular daytime admission (and qualified nighttime events, like Christmas Lights Festival), the specified, adult members listed on the membership must have their Montgomery Zoo-issued membership card along with a valid government-issued photo identification. If you have lost, misplaced, do not have, or have not received your membership cards, you must provide a valid government-issued photo identification to use your membership to gain entry to the Zoo/Museum for regular daytime admission (and qualified nighttime events, like Christmas Lights Festival).  No exceptions. If you have lost your membership card, please call (334) 625-4905 for a replacement card. Fees may apply. 

Guest Passes: Guest passes are NOT intended to be used for admission to any special event; including nighttime events.  No one will be able to use a GUEST PASS for admission to any special or nighttime event; only the people listed on the membership will be provided admission. Guest passes must be present for admission (one guest pass per entry). Entry/admission will not be allowed without the guest pass (one guest pass per entry) being present. 
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Zebra Club: $300

  • Six (6) guest passes each visit, valid for daytime use to Zoo/Museum
  • Unlimited train rides
  • Annual brunch with zoo officials for two (2) guests
  • Unlimited admission to the Zoo and Museum for two (2) adults of the same household and children or grandchildren (18 years old and younger) that are listed on the membership
  • FREE admission to Christmas Lights Festival for two (2) adults and children listed on membership only

Buy or Renew Online:

Membership admission: In order to use your Montgomery Zoo membership to gain entry to the Zoo/Museum for regular daytime admission (and qualified nighttime events, like Christmas Lights Festival), the specified, adult members listed on the membership must have their Montgomery Zoo-issued membership card along with a valid government-issued photo identification. If you have lost, misplaced, do not have, or have not received your membership cards, you must provide a valid government-issued photo identification to use your membership to gain entry to the Zoo/Museum for regular daytime admission (and qualified nighttime events, like Christmas Lights Festival).  No exceptions. If you have lost your membership card, please call (334) 625-4905 for a replacement card. Fees may apply. 

Guest Passes: Guest passes are NOT intended to be used for admission to any special event; including nighttime events.  No one will be able to use a GUEST PASS for admission to any special or nighttime event; only the people listed on the membership will be provided admission. Guest passes must be present for admission (one guest pass per entry). Entry/admission will not be allowed without the guest pass (one guest pass per entry) being present. 
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Giraffe Club: $500

  • Six (6) guest passes each visit, valid for daytime use to Zoo/Museum
  • Unlimited train rides
  • Annual brunch with zoo officials for two (2) guests
  • Ten (10) Zoo/Museum daytime admission tickets
  • One (1) brick to appear at the Admissions Gate Brick Plaza
  • Unlimited admission to the Zoo and Museum for two (2) adults of the same household and children or grandchildren (18 years old and younger) that are listed on the membership
  • FREE admission to Christmas Lights Festival for two (2) adults and children listed on membership only

Buy or Renew Online:

Membership admission: In order to use your Montgomery Zoo membership to gain entry to the Zoo/Museum for regular daytime admission (and qualified nighttime events, like Christmas Lights Festival), the specified, adult members listed on the membership must have their Montgomery Zoo-issued membership card along with a valid government-issued photo identification. If you have lost, misplaced, do not have, or have not received your membership cards, you must provide a valid government-issued photo identification to use your membership to gain entry to the Zoo/Museum for regular daytime admission (and qualified nighttime events, like Christmas Lights Festival).  No exceptions. If you have lost your membership card, please call (334) 625-4905 for a replacement card. Fees may apply. 

Guest Passes: Guest passes are NOT intended to be used for admission to any special event; including nighttime events.  No one will be able to use a GUEST PASS for admission to any special or nighttime event; only the people listed on the membership will be provided admission. Guest passes must be present for admission (one guest pass per entry). Entry/admission will not be allowed without the guest pass (one guest pass per entry) being present. 
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President's Club: $1,000

  • Six (6) guest passes each visit, valid for daytime use to Zoo/Museum
  • Unlimited train rides
  • Annual brunch with zoo officials for two (2) guests
  • Behind the Scenes tour with zoo official
  • Twenty (20) Zoo/Museum daytime admission tickets
  • Two (2) sponsorship tickets to annual fundraiser
  • Two (2) bricks to appear at the Admissions Gate Brick Plaza
  • Unlimited admission to the Zoo and Museum for two (2) adults of the same household and children or grandchildren (18 years old and younger) that are listed on the membership
  • FREE admission to Christmas Lights Festival for two (2) adults and children listed on membership only

Buy or Renew Online:

Membership admission: In order to use your Montgomery Zoo membership to gain entry to the Zoo/Museum for regular daytime admission (and qualified nighttime events, like Christmas Lights Festival), the specified, adult members listed on the membership must have their Montgomery Zoo-issued membership card along with a valid government-issued photo identification. If you have lost, misplaced, do not have, or have not received your membership cards, you must provide a valid government-issued photo identification to use your membership to gain entry to the Zoo/Museum for regular daytime admission (and qualified nighttime events, like Christmas Lights Festival).  No exceptions. If you have lost your membership card, please call (334) 625-4905 for a replacement card. Fees may apply. 

Guest Passes: Guest passes are NOT intended to be used for admission to any special event; including nighttime events.  No one will be able to use a GUEST PASS for admission to any special or nighttime event; only the people listed on the membership will be provided admission. Guest passes must be present for admission (one guest pass per entry). Entry/admission will not be allowed without the guest pass (one guest pass per entry) being present. 
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Upper-level and donor tax information

The Federal government and IRS allows donors the opportunity to write-off a percentage of a donor membership as a charitable donation. They are as follows:

  • Chimpanzee Club: $175 as a charitable donation
  • Zebra Club: $225 as a charitable donation
  • Giraffe Club: $390 as a charitable donation
  • Presidents Club: $785 as a charitable donation