Membership

Become a Zoo Member

With over 600 different species of animals at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, there's a lot to see. As a member of the Cleveland Zoological Society, you have a full year to see them all! Members also receive discounts at Zoo gift shops and on event tickets, like Twilight at the Zoo and Boo at the Zoo, and get member-only pricing on Summer Day Camp and Rising Waters Overnight Camp. Even when the weather turns cold, members always have something to do at the Zoo. Come see our winter-loving animals in a whole new light, stop by the Zoo for December Days, or just thaw out for a few hours in The RainForest.

Purchase a Membership Online

Benefits of Membership

  • FREE unlimited admission to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and The RainForest for one year
  • DISCOUNTED admission to more than 130 other zoos nationwide (click here for a complete list)
  • FREE subscription to Z, our fun and informative member publication
  • INVITATIONS to member-only events
  • FREE temporary membership cards available online
  • FREE parking
  • 10% DISCOUNT at all Zoo gift shops
  • DISCOUNTS on Zoo education and camp programs, and events, including Boo at the Zoo, Twilight at the Zoo, and more
  • Senior Plus, Individual Plus, Family, Family Plus, and Family Select memberships are fully tax-deductible.

Membership Packages

Family Plus - Best Value!

Admits 2 named adults in the same household and up to 6 children/grandchildren age 18 years and younger, PLUS 1 free guest on every visit

If more than 6 children are on a Family Plus membership, a $15 fee per additional child applies

Eligible for Babysitter Option (Additional $20)

Family Select

Admits 2 named adults in the same household and up to 6 children/grandchildren age 18 years and younger, PLUS 2 free guests on every visit

If more than 6 children are on a Family Select membership, a $15 fee per additional child applies

Eligible for Babysitter Option (Additional $20)

Family

Admits 2 named adults in the same household and up to 6 children/grandchildren age 18 years and younger

If more than 6 children are on a Family membership, a $15 fee per additional child applies

Eligible for Babysitter Option (Additional $20)

Babysitter Option

For an additional $20, expand your benefits with a specially designated card that enables you to send your children to the Zoo with a caregiver when you cannot come yourself. The babysitter simply presents your membership card for FREE admission. Please note: guest privileges do not extend to the babysitter, and the babysitter option is not valid if either named member is present.

To add the Babysitter Option, simply pick your family membership level and then select "Yes, please add the Baby-sitter option."

Individual Plus

Admits 1 named adult and 1 guest OR

Admits 2 named adults

Senior Plus

Admits 1 named adult and 1 guest OR

Admits 2 named adults

(One member must be age 55 or better)

Your Membership Includes:

FREE ADMISSION to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo & RainForest

  • Senior Plus
  • Individual Plus
  • Family
  • Family Plus
  • Family Select

DISCOUNT admission to over 130 zoos across the country

  • Senior Plus
  • Individual Plus
  • Family
  • Family Plus
  • Family Select

FREE SUBSCRIPTION to Z

  • Senior Plus
  • Individual Plus
  • Family
  • Family Plus
  • Family Select

10% DISCOUNT at Zoo gift shops

  • Senior Plus
  • Individual Plus
  • Family
  • Family Plus
  • Family Select

DISCOUNTS on educational programs, birthday parties and BOO AT THE ZOO

  • Senior Plus
  • Individual Plus
  • Family
  • Family Plus
  • Family Select

One adult plus one free guest every time you visit the Zoo

  • Senior Plus
  • Individual Plus
  • Family
  • Family Plus
  • Family Select

FREE guest(s) every time you visit

  • Senior Plus
  • Individual Plus
  • Family
  • Family Plus
  • Family Select

PREVIEWS of new exhibits and member-only events

  • Senior Plus
  • Individual Plus
  • Family
  • Family Plus
  • Family Select

Want even more benefits? Then check out the ZooKeepers' Circle

VIP Packages

Read our Membership Terms & Conditions and Unaccompanied Minor Policy