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Akron Zoo members enjoy more savings!

  • Free parking
  • Discounts in the zoo’s gift shop
  • Members-only pricing on special events and programs, such as Boo at the Zoo, Wild Lights, ZooCamp, birthday parties and more!
  • Discounted admission to all major zoos in Ohio, including the Columbus Zoo*, and more than 150 zoos and aquariums nationwide

Members enjoy more adventure!

  • Unlimited admission to the Akron Zoo for one year from the date of purchase
  • Members’ Nights: special after-hours zoo experiences throughout the year
  • Invitations to new area previews

Your membership helps feed and care for more than 1,000 animals from around the world, including Sumatran tigers, grizzly bears, African lions, Humboldt penguins, Komodo dragons and more.

*Columbus Zoo is not currently AZA-accredited and will not appear on the linked AZA reciprocal list. The Akron Zoo is reciprocating with Columbus Zoo through Dec. 31, 2022, at a 50% discount.  Please contact the Columbus Zoo directly with any questions regarding reciprocal admission.

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eMembership Cards

Your Akron Zoo now offers digital membership cards as part of our efforts to be an environmentally friendly organization. Physical cards are no longer available.

Once you purchase or renew your membership, we'll need to process your membership on our end. We'll then send you an email within 7-10 business days with details on how to download your eMembership card. If you'd like to visit before that time, you can show a valid photo I.D. at our ticket counter or ticket taker stations. 

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Membership Levels

Family Membership: $97 (Most Popular)

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

Family Plus Membership: $117

Membership for two named adults and dependent children or grandchildren under the age of 18, plus one named or unnamed guest.

Unnamed guests cannot use the membership without one of the named adults on the card being present.

Family Deluxe Membership: $147

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.

Companion Membership: $67

Membership for one named adult plus one named or unnamed guest per visit.

Unnamed guests cannot use the membership without the named adult on the card being present.

Companion Plus Membership: $87

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.

Individual Membership: $57

Membership for one named adult.

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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 Membership – estimated fair market value = $168
  • Family Plus – estimated fair market value = $216
  • Family Deluxe Membership – estimated fair market value = $288

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.