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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, bi-monthly magazine
  • FREE admission to Zoo Weekend and Christmas Lights Festival
  • 50% discount on admission to ZooBoo

*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.

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

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.

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.

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; especially night time events. However, since we have had a change in our pricing both on the membership side and general admission, we will be grandfathering current memberships with GUEST PASSES for a period one year. Meaning, GUEST PASSES will be allowed admission for special and night time events through September 30, 2019. On October 1, 2019, no one will be able to use a GUEST PASS for admission to any special or night time event; only the people listed on the membership will be provided admission.


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 ZooBoo for two (2) adults and children listed on membership only
  • FREE admission to Christmas Lights Festival for two (2) adults and children listed on membership only

Buy or Renew Online:

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 ZooBoo for two (2) adults and children listed on membership only
  • FREE admission to Christmas Lights Festival for two (2) adults and children listed on membership only

Buy or Renew Online:

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 ZooBoo for two (2) adults and children listed on membership only
  • FREE admission to Christmas Lights Festival for two (2) adults and children listed on membership only

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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 ZooBoo for two (2) adults and children listed on membership only
  • FREE admission to Christmas Lights Festival for two (2) adults and children listed on membership only

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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