Save Big. Save Wildlife.

Thank you for your support of the Louisville Zoo.  Our WHAS LION promotion expired on 9/24/2018.

Become a Zoo Member

Save Wildlife and Money! 

Plus enjoy 12 months of unlimited free admission, parking during regular hours and fantastic benefits.

Why Now?

You can meet our amazing new giraffe, komodo dragon, rhino, lion and more. Come to the sweetest Halloween party in town. Enjoy new Snow Leopard Pass and Colobus Crossing next spring. And join us for our 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2019. Wildlife needs your support.

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Note:  Memberships are now taxable.

Every Membership Includes

  • 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.


On your first visit to the Zoo, you can pick up your Membership cards and your new Lion Plush at the membership service windows 7, 8 or 9. (Additional lion plush toys are available for sale — $5 + tax each while supplies last.)

Cards and plush are NOT mailed.


Click here for answers to your Frequently Asked Questions.

Or call us at (502) 459-2287

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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 and digitally linked to your membership.
  2. 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)
  3. 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.
  4. Valid Period: 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).
  5. Benefits are subject to change without notice.
  6. Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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