Looking for a Special Gift?

Give a coveted gift that is also MEANINGFUL!

We have a great suggestion for your gift list!  A Gift Membership makes the perfect gift for anyone — easy to buy and a thrill to receive. The gift of a Louisville Zoo Membership offers a full year of exciting and memorable experiences; and you and your gift recipient can also feel proud to be helping save endangered wildlife. Let your gift recipient enjoy the award-winning Louisville Zoo FREE during regular hours with parking included and just by being a member and visiting, help protect our natural world. Win, win and win!

GREAT GIFT — A FREQUENT FUN PASS

Louisville Zoo members enjoy 12 months of fun, memorable experiences, convenience and flexibility — It’s your Frequent Fun Pass —  perfect for families or nature lovers. FREE general admission and parking during regular Zoo hours plus discounts on events, camps, classes, rides, food & beverages and more. Be the first to see NEW Snow Leopard Pass and Colobus Crossing.

GREAT DEAL — SAVE $5.00 PLUS A BONUS!

Receive $5.00 OFF a Gift Membership when purchased by Dec. 31. The first 1,500 to purchase also receive one (1) FREE plush snow leopard. This special offer is valid thru Dec. 31, 2018.

GREAT CAUSE — SAVING WILDLIFE

Zoo memberships have helped care for endangered wildlife, support global conservation programs and educate families in Kentuckiana for 50 years. Join us as we embark on new adventures with moments of wonder in all shapes and sizes.

Why buy now?  NEW happenings in 2019…

  • Be the first to see Snow Leopard PassColobus Crossing (opening spring 2019)
  • Don’t forget that African elephant Mikki is pregnant and due early fall 2019. Fingers crossed!
  • Celebrate with us at 50 Fest, May 18–19 and watch for other special fun 50th Anniversary activities.
  • Over 40 event days, Butterflies n’ Blooms, camps and so much more.

Enjoy these Frequent Fun Pass benefits year-round

  • FREE regular Zoo admission for 12 months including Splash Park.
  • FREE parking during regular hours.
  • DISCOUNTED admission to over 125 zoos including Cincinnati, Nashville & Columbus.
  • EXCLUSIVE pricing for events like “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer and Santa’s Safari.
  • DISCOUNTS on food and retail purchases, camps, classes & select attractions.
  • FREE subscription to our fun and informative magazine, Trunkline.
  • EARLY ZOO ACCESS daily at 9:30 a.m. in June and July as part of members-only mornings.
  • EARLY SPLASH PARK ACCESS Mon. – Fri. at 9:30 a.m. in June and July as part of members-only mornings.
  • FREE MEMBERSHIP APP for your smartphone.

Options for purchasing a Zoo Membership as a Gift:

There are several ways you can purchase your gift membership depending on who you are buying it for — yourself or someone else. See the most common choices below. Please note that several methods require the use of the promo code: HOL18.  

E-Gift Memberships (a digital gift card) are the most flexible and convenient choice when buying a membership for someone else. This E-Gift Membership is a pre-loaded Gift Card with the amount necessary to purchase a specific membership type. It is easy to buy online and flexible because the 12-month membership doesn’t actually start until your gift recipient redeems the E-Gift Card at the Zoo on their first visit.  We email the E-Gift Card (digital card) to you at time of purchase — it is easily forwarded to your gift recipient or printed out. On their first visit to the Zoo, we activate a membership in their name.

Click below to see the membership levels. You automatically get $5.00 off the standard prices listed below if you purchase Nov 1 – Dec 31, 2018. If your E-Gift Card purchase is among the first 1,500, your gift recipient also receives one (1) FREE plush snow leopard.

Prefer not to buy online?  You can also call us at (502) 459-2287 or visit the Zoo during regular office hours, daily 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and reference promo code: HOL18. 

Membership Levels, Prices & Benefits

Check out our new membership level: Family Plus Experience. See all the details plus photos of the exclusive after-hours event, EXPERIENCE AFRICA.

$199 + tax

Our newest and best value membership!  Perfect for families who want  additional experiences.

  • 2 named adults & 1 guest
    OR 1 named adult & 2 guests
  • PLUS up to 10 Dependent children living in the same household 3–18 years old (or grandchildren).
  • UNLIMITED CAROUSEL rides for everyone covered on your membership
  • 5 TRAIN tickets
  • 4 GUEST passes
  • 2 Lorikeet feedings
  • 2 Giraffe feedings
  • FREE admission to one (1) EXCLUSIVE MEMBER EVENT where you can meet Zoo keepers and animals plus enjoy themed entertainment and special treats & offers — a night you won’t easily forget.

BUY NOW

$149 + tax

  • 2 named adults & 1 guest
    OR 1 named adult & 2 guests
  • PLUS up to 10 dependent children living in the same household 3–18 years old (or grandchildren).
  • 4 GUEST passes
  • 4 CAROUSEL passes
  • 2 TRAIN tickets

BUY NOW

$119 + tax

  • 2 named adults
    OR 1 named adult & 1 guest
  • PLUS up to 4 dependent children living in the same household 3–18 years old (or grandchildren).
  • 2 buddy passes

BUY NOW

$94 + tax

  • 2 named adults
    OR 1 named adult & 1 guest

BUY NOW

$64 + tax

  • 1 named adult

BUY NOW

$183 + tax

  • 2 named adults
    OR 1 named adult & 1 guest
  • PLUS up to 4 dependent children living in the same household 3–18 years old (or grandchildren).
  • 2 buddy passes
  • Kentucky Science Center Family benefits

BUY NOW

$239 + tax

  • 2 named adults & 1 guest
    OR 1 named adult & 2 guests
  • PLUS up to 10 dependent children living in the same household 3–18 years old (or grandchildren)
  • 4 GUEST passes
  • 4 CAROUSEL passes
  • 2 TRAIN tickets
  • Kentucky Science Center Family Plus benefits

BUY NOW

More Details:

  • Additional plush snow leopard toys are available for sale in the membership office and outdoor member service windows #7, 8 or 9 for $5.00 + tax per toy (while supplies last).  
  • Discounts cannot be applied retroactively. FREE plush snow leopards are only available for the first 1,500 E-Gift Memberships purchased Nov. 1 –  Dec. 31, 2018. 

For maximum convenience, you can purchase a membership online in your name that is valid for 12 months from the purchase date (so it becomes active immediately). You are emailed a temporary membership card that can be used for visits. We will mail you permanent cards as part of this holiday promotion — you must purchase by Dec. 16 for guaranteed USPS delivery by Dec. 25. 

To receive $5 OFF the standard prices listed below, you MUST enter the promo code HOL18 between Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, 2018 at webstore checkout before finalizing your purchase. The first 1,500 to purchase also receive one (1) FREE plush snow leopard. 

Prefer not to buy online?  You can also call us at (502) 459-2287 or visit the Zoo during regular office hours, daily 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and reference promo code: HOL18. 

Membership Levels, Prices & Benefits

Check out our new membership level: Family Plus Experience. See all the details plus photos of the exclusive after-hours event, EXPERIENCE AFRICA.

$199 + tax

Our newest and best value membership!  Perfect for families who want  additional experiences.

  • 2 named adults & 1 guest
    OR 1 named adult & 2 guests
  • PLUS up to 10 Dependent children living in the same household 3–18 years old (or grandchildren).
  • UNLIMITED CAROUSEL rides for everyone covered on your membership
  • 5 TRAIN tickets
  • 4 GUEST passes
  • 2 Lorikeet feedings
  • 2 Giraffe feedings
  • FREE admission to one (1) EXCLUSIVE MEMBER EVENT where you can meet Zoo keepers and animals plus enjoy themed entertainment and special treats & offers – a night you won’t easily forget.

BUY NOW

$149 + tax

  • 2 named adults & 1 guest
    OR 1 named adult & 2 guests
  • PLUS up to 10 dependent children living in the same household 3–18 years old (or grandchildren).
  • 4 GUEST passes
  • 4 CAROUSEL passes
  • 2 TRAIN tickets

BUY NOW

$119 + tax

  • 2 named adults
    OR 1 named adult & 1 guest
  • PLUS up to 4 dependent children living in the same household 3–18 years old (or grandchildren).
  • 2 buddy passes

BUY NOW

$94 + tax

  • 2 named adults
    OR 1 named adult & 1 guest

BUY NOW

$64 + tax

  • 1 named adult

BUY NOW

$183 + tax

  • 2 named adults
    OR 1 named adult & 1 guest
  • PLUS up to 4 dependent children living in the same household 3–18 years old (or grandchildren).
  • 2 buddy passes
  • Kentucky Science Center Family benefits

BUY NOW

$239 + tax

  • 2 named adults & 1 guest
    OR 1 named adult & 2 guests
  • PLUS up to 10 dependent children living in the same household 3–18 years old (or grandchildren)
  • 4 GUEST passes
  • 4 CAROUSEL passes
  • 2 TRAIN tickets
  • Kentucky Science Center Family Plus benefits

BUY NOW

More Details:

  • Additional plush snow leopard toys are available for sale in the membership office and outdoor member service windows #7, 8 or 9 for $5.00 + tax per toy (while supplies last).  
  • Discounts cannot be applied retroactively. FREE plush snow leopards are only available to the first 1,500 purchasers (Nov. 1 –  Dec. 31, 2018) when promo code HOL18 is used.

If it’s time to renew your membership or you’re thinking about joining us again after time away (up to 10 years or so), please consider being a Zoo member this year during our exciting 50th Anniversary year.  For maximum convenience, simply purchase online below and select “Renew. “

You will receive a $5.00 discount when you use promo code HOL18 before checkout and finalizing your purchase. If you are among the first 1,500 to purchase, you will also receive one (1) FREE plush snow leopard PLUS when you use promo code HOL18 we will mail your cards to the address on file.

Prefer not to buy online?  You can also call us at (502) 459-2287 or visit the Zoo during regular office hours, daily 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and reference promo code: HOL18. 

Membership Levels, Prices & Benefits

Check out our new membership level: Family Plus Experience. See all the details plus photos of the exclusive after-hours event, EXPERIENCE AFRICA.

$199 + tax

Our newest and best value membership!  Perfect for families who want  additional experiences.

  • 2 named adults & 1 guest
    OR 1 named adult & 2 guests
  • PLUS up to 10 Dependent children living in the same household 3–18 years old (or grandchildren).
  • UNLIMITED CAROUSEL rides for everyone covered on your membership
  • 5 TRAIN tickets
  • 4 GUEST passes
  • 2 Lorikeet feedings
  • 2 Giraffe feedings
  • FREE admission to one (1) EXCLUSIVE MEMBER EVENT where you can meet Zoo keepers and animals plus enjoy themed entertainment and special treats & offers – a night you won’t easily forget.

BUY NOW

$149 + tax

  • 2 named adults & 1 guest
    OR 1 named adult & 2 guests
  • PLUS up to 10 dependent children living in the same household 3–18 years old (or grandchildren).
  • 4 GUEST passes
  • 4 CAROUSEL passes
  • 2 TRAIN tickets

BUY NOW

$119 + tax

  • 2 named adults
    OR 1 named adult & 1 guest
  • PLUS up to 4 dependent children living in the same household 3–18 years old (or grandchildren).
  • 2 buddy passes

BUY NOW

$94 + tax

  • 2 named adults
    OR 1 named adult & 1 guest

BUY NOW

$64 + tax

  • 1 named adult

BUY NOW

$183 + tax

  • 2 named adults
    OR 1 named adult & 1 guest
  • PLUS up to 4 dependent children living in the same household 3–18 years old (or grandchildren).
  • 2 buddy passes
  • Kentucky Science Center Family benefits

BUY NOW

$239 + tax

  • 2 named adults & 1 guest
    OR 1 named adult & 2 guests
  • PLUS up to 10 dependent children living in the same household 3–18 years old (or grandchildren)
  • 4 GUEST passes
  • 4 CAROUSEL passes
  • 2 TRAIN tickets
  • Kentucky Science Center Family Plus benefits

BUY NOW

More Details:

  • Additional plush snow leopard toys are available for sale in the membership office and outdoor member service windows #7, 8 or 9 for $5.00 + tax per toy (while supplies last).  
  • Discounts cannot be applied retroactively. FREE plush snow leopards are only available to the first 1,500 purchasers (Nov. 1 –  Dec. 31, 2018) when promo code HOL18 is used.

Membership Frequently Asked Questions

Terms and Conditions

  1. All activities are seasonal and subject to the cooperation of weather, animals and Zoo maintenance. All passes/tickets are one-time-use during regular Zoo hours (not valid for special events such as “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer) and digitally linked to your membership.
    • Guest Passes: Valid for any age and must be used by a named adult on the account.
    • Buddy Passes: Valid for children (ages 3–18) and must be used by a named adult on the account.
  2. Valid Period:
    • E-Gift Membership (a digital gift card) — can be purchased online and are gift cards pre-loaded with the amount necessary to purchase each membership level. The digital gift card is sent directly to your e-mail inbox. You can either forward the E-Gift Card (PDF) by email or print it and give it to the recipient. An E-Gift Membership becomes active when it is redeemed at the Zoo for a permanent membership card. You can also add extra funds for gift shop purchases, rides and food too. Any unspent value on the E-Gift Card expires 12 months from date of purchase. 
    • Standard Memberships are valid for 12 months from date of purchase; if you renew early, the renewed membership starts the day after your current membership expires (you do not lose time if you renew early).
  3. Household: All memberships (except grandparent) are based on the members within a household. Only children ages 3–18 are included on memberships for the Zoo (ages 2–18 for Dual memberships with Kentucky Science Center)
  4. Children: Dependent children or grandchildren living in the same household ages 3–18 years old must be named on your membership. Children 2 and under must still be named on your membership. Children do not receive membership cards and must be accompanied by a named adult.
  5. Benefits are subject to change without notice.
  6. Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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