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Zoo Membership

A Louisville Zoo Membership gives you a FULL YEAR of excitement and adventure including parking and unlimited FREE admission during regular Zoo hours. Come every week or everyday! It's your Frequent Fun Pass!


We’re open year-round for Zoo Members to enjoy the following benefits:

  • UNLIMITED FREE admission for 12 full months from purchase date including the Papa John's Splash Park (seasonal attraction) every time you visit during regular hours

  • PARKING during regular Zoo hours is included in all membership levels (excludes select after-hours special events)

  • DISCOUNTS on education classes and camps; regular general admission for extra guests;  ride/attraction packages and gift shop and concession purchases

  • SPECIAL PRICING to select special events including "The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer and Santa's Safari presented by IHOP. (Limited tickets available per day.)

  • ZOOBUCK COUPONS valid for discounts on admission, concessions, and select rides and attractions as well as community activities. Available through quarterly FREE Trunkline Magazine

  • 50% admission to 125 reciprocal zoos and aquariums. Click here for current reciprocal list

  • SPECIAL OFFERS to Newport Aquarium and other partner attractions. Click here for details.

  • E-NEWSLETTERS with news and events plus SPECIAL OFFERS

  • Memberships are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE to the extent provided by law 

  • NEW:  A Virtual Membership Card ─ Just download this app and flash your Smart Phone when you come to the Zoo.   

Benefits and prices subject to change without notice.

Membership Levels:

We have a variety of membership levels to chose from.  Click here for details.

Gift of Membership:   A Special Holiday Offer!

Purchase a New Gift Membership before Dec. 31, 2014 and get $5 off ─ plus receive an adorable plush polar bear toy. 

Gift Memberships start immediately with a personalized Membership Card and are valid for 12 months from purchase date. They can be purchased by calling or visiting the Membership Office or mailing in an application form (see below). See our new E-Gift Card below for an online option. Cards can be picked up or mailed upon request and include a special Gift Letter that allows you to personalize the gift.  Special incentives not picked up are redeemable when the gift recipient makes their first visit to the Zoo to complete the registration process.  Orders must be received by Dec. 15, for any holiday delivery.  The Membership winter office hours are daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day).

NEW: E-Gift Cards
are now available for maximum convenience and flexibility. They can be redeemed for membership as well as other Zoo purchases. Click here for details 


How to Purchase a Membership:

There are several easy ways to buy or renew a Zoo membership:

  1. Visit the Zoo and purchase in person.  Click here for regular hours.
  2. Click here to join or renew online.*
  3. Click here for an application you can print and mail.
  4. Call the membership office at 502-459-CATS (2287), to charge by phone with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.*


*NEW Procedure: Pick up Membership Cards:
We are no longer mailing Membership Cards but invite you to stop by the Membership office or gazebo on your next visit to take your photo (all named adults) and pick up your Membership Cards. 

Membership Frequently Asked Questions and Updates.


Privacy Note:
The information you submit is for internal use only and will not be sold to or used by other parties.

Trunkline Magazine:
The Louisville Zoo is pleased to offer members a variety of coupons to various Zoo and community activities and products through the Trunkline Magazine. We invite you to take advantage of these special limited-time promotional offers.  Please be sure to carefully check the expiration dates and restrictions of the coupons before redeeming them. We regret that our supply of Trunkline Magazines is limited and we are not able to provide members with multiple copies. If you are a member and are not receiving your Trunkline magazine, please call (502) 459-CATS (2287).

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