Membership Exclusives
We love our members!

Membership Exclusives

Become a Member
Plan Ahead to Enjoy A Safe & Fun Visit
Welcome Back, Members!

We missed you, too! Read our guidelines on timed-entry tickets and mask requirements to know what you can expect for your visit.

Nov. 25 & 27 • 4-5pm
Members-Only Christmas at the Zoo Exclusive

Christmas at the Zoo presented by Donatos and Teachers Credit Union is back for its 52nd year! Bring your family to enjoy members-only hours in Santa’s Village on TWO DAYS.

At Santa’s Village under our Bicentennial Pavilion, you can meet the Jolly Old Elf himself for socially distanced visits in Santa’s Study, meet reindeer in Santa’s Barn presented by Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, pop into Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen and much more.

The Zoo opens daily at noon and the festivities begin at 5pm. Come early to visit animals, then watch as the Zoo transforms at dusk and enjoy the magical nighttime experience as you stroll through the Zoo covered in the twinkling glow of Holiday LED lights presented by Ascension St. Vincent.

Remember to reserve your timed-entry tickets in advance for every visit. These tickets are FREE for Zoo Members.

Discover all the magic of Christmas at the Zoo!

Stay Up-to-Date with the Indianapolis Zoo Magazine
Flip through the pages of our Member Magazine

Journey to Russia along with Zookeeper Jill Barker, who recently traveled to the region's remote forests in search of Amur tigers. Discover more about our African elephants and learn how you can see them up close this summer at Tembo Camp. Meet the six incredible conservationists who are this year's Finalists for the Indianapolis Prize.

Save Wild Things and Wild Places with Us!
Our Conservation Club

The Keeper's, Curator's and Director's Circle levels – is making a difference for animal conservation through membership support of the Indianapolis Zoo, and you can, too.

Learn More

What you need to know


Memberships are active immediately upon purchase.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for your permanent membership card(s) to arrive in the mail.

You will receive a confirmation that contains your digital membership pass. To download your membership card to your smart device, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Open your order receipt on your smartphone.
  2. Click on the “Membership Card” link to download your card.
  3. Add your membership card to your Apple or Google Wallet.

You will need to present your digital membership card and photo ID at the Front Gate when you arrive for your visit.


As a member, you have the power to visit the Zoo for an hour, an afternoon or a whole day. Be smarter than the average bear (so to speak):

  • Visit when everyone else isn’t — think weekdays and first thing in the morning.
  • See our newest exhibits before the general public during our Members-Only Previews.
  • Get free admission to the Zoo and the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center.
  • Save $2 on adults and $1 on kids individual tickets for any extra guests you bring! Or upgrade to the Plus 2 or Conservation level membership to bring two or four guests FREE each time you visit.
  • Get a special discount on the all-inclusive rides and experience wristband with our Total Adventure Package
Members Make a Difference

Your Indianapolis Zoo Membership helps support wild things and wild places.