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Purchase & Renew Membership

Akron Zoo members enjoy more savings!

  • 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 and more than 150 zoos and aquariums nationwide

Attention Cleveland Zoo Members: Cleveland Zoo members may purchase up to four general admission tickets at $8 each when visiting the Akron Zoo. To receive the discount, please show your active membership card and photo I.D. at the ticket counter. This change has been made to align with the Cleveland Zoo's reciprocity offer.

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 2,000 animals from around the world, including Sumatran tigers, grizzly bears, African lions, Humboldt penguins, Komodo dragons and more.

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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.

Purchase Family Membership

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.

Purchase Family Plus Membership

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.

Purchase Family Deluxe Membership

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.

Purchase Companion Membership

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.

Purchase Companion Plus Membership

Individual Membership: $57

Membership for one named adult.

Purchase Individual Membership


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 = $56
  • Companion Membership – estimated fair market value = $112
  • Companion Membership + 1 Guest – estimated fair market value = $168
  • Family Membership – estimated fair market value = $200
  • Family Plus – estimated fair market value = $256
  • Family Deluxe Membership – estimated fair market value = $312

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.