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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.

2 Ways to Join!

Basic benefits plus tickets to attractions that you choosePurchase Gift Membership


  Family Plus Individual Plus
FREE Adult admission 2 1
FREE admission for adult's
children or grandchildren (under age 18)
FREE guest each visit (guest must visit with named member) 1 1
One-time-use guest admission tickets 6 2
FREE admission Hamill Family Play Zoo    
FREE one-time use attraction tickets* 8 tickets 4 tickets
1-Year membership dues $ 125 $ 79
2-Year membership dues $ 231 $146

Basic benefits plus admission to each attraction on every visit... and more!Purchase Gift Membership
  Family Unlimited Individual Unlimited Sustaining Unlimited
FREE Adult admission 2 1 2
FREE admission for adult's
children or grandchildren (under age 18)
FREE guest each visit (guest must visit with named member) 1 1 2
One-time-use guest admission tickets 8 2 10
FREE admission to attractions*

(present member card at ticket booth)

Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Invitation to annual member breakfast

(ticket purchase required)

    4 Free Tickets
1-Year membership dues $ 195 $ 129 $ 450
2-Year membership dues $ 360 $ 238 $ 832

Zoo admission and parking at main entrance Purchase Gift Membership

  Family Senior 65+
FREE Adult admission 2 2
FREE admission for adult's children
or grandchildren (under age 18)
One-time-use guest admission tickets 4 2
1-Year membership dues $ 105 $ 65
2-Year membership dues $ 194 $ 120

Please note: the two adults on any membership must live in the same household.
* includes year-round, seasonal, and temporary attractions including Dolphins in Action, Motor Safari, Hamill Family Play Zoo, Stingray Bay, Hamill Family Wild Encounters (opens Summer 2015), The Carousel, and Butterflies!

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.

Visiting soon?
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 Membership department at (708) 688-8341 or e-mail

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Bison Circle $2,000

All of the benefits of Sustaining Unlimited Membership, plus other special opportunities. Please call 708-688-8667 for more information on Bison Circle membership.

Any questions?

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.

Fees and benefits are subject to change.

Every member receives

  • FREE admission for one year
  • FREE parking for one vehicle at the main entrance (1st Ave. and 31st Street)
  • Discount parking at the south entrance
  • Member discounts on selected attractions inside the zoo
  • Publications including member emails and Gateways, the quarterly member magazine
  • Monthly specials at shops
  • Restaurant discounts
  • Education program, and special event discounts


Membership Discount

Members receive a 10% discount on food and drink purchases at Brookfield Zoo restaurants and receive a monthly special offer at shops. Check out the featured offer for the current month.

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