Top Reasons to Become a Member of the Indianapolis Zoo

Top Reasons to Become a Member of the Indianapolis Zoo


If you are looking for year-round family fun at the Indianapolis Zoo, then a membership is the way to go! While zoo memberships are a great way to snag some pretty great perks, but it is also a great value. Memberships pay for themselves in as little as two visits! Zoo members are also eligible for tons of perks and even a few discounts. Believe us, some of these perks are SUPER tempting.

This post is going to highlight the top reasons to become an Indianapolis Zoo Member. From perks and discounts to members-only events, this post has it covered.

  • Free Admission & Parking
    Enjoy 12 months of free unlimited admission and parking at your convenience to the zoo. Whether for the day, an afternoon, or even an hour – with a membership, it’s all up to you!
  • Members-Only Discounts
    Get exclusive discounts at the zoo gift shop, Kaman’s Art, restaurants & food vendors and so much more!
  • Admission Discounts for Guests
    Bring your friends, spouse/partner, kids, parents and grandparents to the zoo for free! Our select memberships vary in the number of guests you are allowed to bring in.
  • Member Appreciation Days
    Your memberships help support the Indianapolis Zoo’s mission to protect nature and inspire people to care for our world. As our way of saying “thank you,” we hold quarterly Member Appreciation Days to celebrate our members and has a bunch of wild offers crafted just for you!
  • Members-Only Events
    Access to exclusive events available only to Indianapolis Zoo members including Breakfast with Santa, Teddy Bear Clinic, Easter EGGstravaganza and more!
  • Unlimited Admission to Special Zoo Events
    Come and enjoy special events all year long including xZOOberance, Animals and All That Jazz, ZooBoo presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers and Christmas at the Zoo presented by Caresource. You can visit for just a few hours or stay the entire day, the choice is yours!
  • FREE subscription to the Indianapolis Zoo Magazine & Monthly Members-Only eNews
    Keep up to date on the latest news of the zoo, new animal arrivals, the latest deals and upcoming members-only events.
  • Discounts on Zoo Camps
    Memberships offer early registration and discounts on spring, summer and fall Zoo Camps.
  • Discount on Indianapolis Attractions
    $5 DISCOUNT on new memberships to the Children’s Museum, Conner Prairie, Eiteljorg Museum, Indiana State Museum, Indiana Historical Society, President Benjamin Harrison Home, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, Indiana Medical History Museum, Newfields, WonderLab, Indiana Landmarks and the Indianapolis Art Center.


CLICK HERE to buy, renew and/or learn more about the different memberships the zoo offers.

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