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Akron Zoo Membership

 

Enjoy The Zoo All Year Long

You 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!

Ally Tatlow - Membership and Marketing Associate

Member Benefits

  • FREE unlimited admission to the Akron Zoo for one year from the date of purchase
  • FREE parking at the Akron Zoo
  • FREE newsletter to keep you well informed of zoo happenings
  • Member coupons: Akron Zoo members will receive member-only coupons quarterly in the member newsletter, ZooTales.
  • Discounts: in the zoo’s gift shop 
  • Discounted admission: to all major zoos in Ohio and more than 150 zoos and aquariums nationwide. 
  • Members-only pricing: on special programs such as birthday parties, group rentals, ZooCamp, Boo at the Akron Zoo and Wild Lights
  • Members’ Nights: Akron Zoo members can enjoy special after-hours zoo experiences throughout the year
  •  Members’ Mornings: Akron Zoo members can enjoy special early morning zoo experiences throughout the year

Join the Akron Zoo today!

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.

 Please allow up to 21 days to receive your permanent membership card in the mail. All membership cards will be sent via mail. To visit the Akron Zoo before your membership card arrives, please bring your ID to the ticket counter. Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Membership Levels

Family Membership $85 (Most Popular) 

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

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Family Plus Membership $105 

Membership for two named adults and dependent children or grandchildren under the age of 18 plus one named or unnamed guest. Unnamed guest cannot use the membership without one of the named adults on the card being present.

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Family Deluxe $135 

Membership for two named adults and dependent children or grandchildren under the age of 18 plus two named or unnamed guests per visit. Unnamed guests cannot use the membership without one of the named adults on the card being present.

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Companion Membership $65 

Membership for one named adult plus one named or unnamed guest per visit. Unnamed guest cannot use the membership without the named adult on the card being present.

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Companion Plus Membership $85 

Membership for one named adult plus two named or unnamed guests per visit. Unnamed guests cannot use the membership without the named adult on the card being present.

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Individual Membership $55 

Membership for one named adult

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Question about our memberships? Check out our membership FAQs.

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.

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