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Akron Zoo Membership

 

Enjoy The Zoo All Year Long

Akron Zoo MembershipYou and your family can enjoy the zoo all year long, for one low price! Stop by for a couple of hours or stay all day and enjoy wonderful exhibits, beautiful landscaping and special activities. With unlimited free admission all year, a zoo membership provides you and your family with a year of adventure!

Your membership helps feed and care for more than 700 exotic animals including Sumatran tigers, grizzly bears, African lions, Humboldt penguins, Komodo dragons and more.

Being a member of the Akron Zoo entitles you to many benefits including:

  • FREE unlimited admission to the Akron Zoo for one year from the date of purchase
  • Discounted admission to all major zoos in Ohio and more than 150 zoos and aquariums nationwide. 
  • FREE parking at the Akron Zoo
  • Members only pricing on special programs such as birthday parties, group rentals, ZooCamp and Boo at the Akron Zoo 
  • Discounts in the zoo’s gift shop 
  • FREE newsletter to keep you well informed of zoo happenings
  • Members’ Nights: Akron Zoo members can enjoy special after-hours zoo experiences throughout the year
  • Member Wednesdays: Akron Zoo members will receive members-only discounts or animal experiences throughout the zoo every Wednesday. Download list of discounts (PDF).

Join the Akron Zoo today!

You can join or renew online and immediately print out the receipt for temporary admission to the Akron Zoo.* Click on the membership levels below to purchase, renew or gift a membership.

* Please allow 2 – 3 weeks to receive your permanent membership card in the mail. The receipt will not be accepted for temporary admission at reciprocal zoo locations. If you need your card sooner you may purchase your membership in person at the Akron Zoo ticket counter and receive your card and begin using it the same day. Memberships are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

Membership Levels

Individual Membership $55
Membership for one named adult


Companion Membership $65
Membership for one named adult plus one named or unnamed guest per visit


Companion Plus Membership $85
Membership for one named adult plus two named or unnamed guests per visit


Family Membership $80
Membership for two named adults and dependent children or grandchildren under the age of 18


Family Plus Membership $100
Membership for two named adults plus one named or unnamed adult and dependent children or grandchildren under the age of 18


Family Deluxe $130
Membership for two named adults and dependent children or grandchildren under the age of 18 and two named or unnamed guests per visit


Explorer $250
Membership for two named adults and dependent children or grandchildren under the age of 18, 4 single use guest passes, a bonus card**, one Get Closer* experience and 20% discount in the Akron Zoo gift shop


Adventurer $500
Membership for two named adults and dependent children or grandchildren under the age of 18, 8 single use guest passes, a bonus card**, one Behind-The-Scenes* tour and 20% discount in the Akron Zoo gift shop


Discoverer $1,000
Membership for two named adults and dependent children or grandchildren under the age of 18 and two named or unnamed guests per visit, 16 single use guest passes, a bonus card**, one Behind-The-Scenes* tour, 2 general Summer Safari tickets, recognition in the annual report and 20% discount in the Akron Zoo gift shop


Optional Extras

Add one additional named or unnamed guest to your membership $20
(One per membership. Guaranteed only at the Akron Zoo. Not valid on membership levels above $80.)

Extra membership card $5
(Your membership includes one card.)

*Behind-the-Scenes tours and Get Closer experiences are available year round. Must be age 8 or older to participate. Please schedule two weeks or more in advance. For more information or to schedule your experience, please call (330) 375-2550 ext. 7246
**Bonus card is a punch card worth $25 in credits at the train, carousel and granary.

Tax Information 

As a nonprofit organization, the Akron Zoo is required by the IRS to provide written disclosure of the fair market value of benefits received. The amount of membership dues that is tax-deductible is the amount paid minus the fair market value of benefits you are entitled to receive. Fair market values are provided below:

  • Individual Membership – estimated fair market value = $48
  • Companion Membership – estimated fair market value = $96
  • Companion Membership + 1 Guest – estimated fair market value = $144
  • Family/Grandparent Membership – estimated fair market value = $168
  • Family/Grandparent Membership + 1 Guest – estimated fair market value = $216
  • Family Deluxe Membership – estimated fair market value = $288
  • Explorer Membership – estimated fair market value = $366
  • Adventurer Membership – estimated fair market value = $489
  • Discoverer Membership – estimated fair market value = $885

Please note that prices and fair market values are subject to change. Akron Zoo recommends you consult a tax advisor with further tax-related questions.