Brookfield Zoo offers membership for families and individuals with varied benefits.
BASIC – includes zoo admission and parking at main entrance.
PLUS – includes BASIC benefits plus tickets to attractions you choose.
UNLIMITED – includes BASIC benefits plus admission to all attractions on every visit and parking at both entrances.
Become a member today!
There are two ways to join:
Join online today!
You'll receive a link to a temporary membership card to print at home. No need to wait in line! Use the temporary card to immediately enjoy free admission and free parking at the main entrance. Your permanent membership card and tickets included with your chosen membership will be mailed to you in approximately two weeks. Tickets cannot be picked up at the zoo.
Become a member at the zoo's main entrance as you begin your day at the zoo. You'll receive a temporary membership card (for immediate admission to the zoo) and all tickets included with your chosen membership level. When you arrive at the zoo, you will be charged the parking fee. Be sure to present your parking receipt that same day when making your membership purchase and the fee will be deducted from the cost of your membership.
If you have any questions, please call the zoo's Memberhip department at (708) 688-8341 or e-mail
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Bison Circle $1,500
All of the benefits of Sustaining Unlimited Membership, plus other special opportunities. Please call 708-688-8667 for more information on Bison Circle membership.
Check out answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about membership.
Tax Deductibility Information
2014 Membership Purchases:
For tax deductibility, the IRS allows the member and the organization to disregard certain membership benefits that the member receives in return for an annual payment of $75 or less to a qualified organization. These disregarded benefits include rights or privileges that the member can use frequently while they are a member such as free or discounted admission. For annual payments over $75, the member may deduct as a charitable contribution only the excess of the membership payment over the estimated fair market value of the goods or services received above the benefits included in the basic membership. The estimated non-deductible amount per year for tax purposes for each membership level is: Individual Plus $18, Individual Unlimited $36, Family Basic $5, Family Plus $41, Family Unlimited $74, and Sustaining Unlimited $94. Please consult your tax adviser for additional information regarding tax deductibility.