Membership

Your membership pays for itself in as few as two visits per year!

Need assistance? Contact us at 323-644-4747 with any questions regarding Los Angeles Zoo memberships. En Español: 323-644-4244

Know Before You Buy

  • Due to the pandemic, the Zoo is limiting attendance for members and general admission guests. All members must reserve a date and time in advance of their visit. Advance online timed-entry tickets are required for all guests in your party, regardless of age.
  • We strongly encourage you to purchase or renew your membership in advance so you can reserve your tickets in advance.

A word to our members and friends…

This has been a difficult period for everyone, but we know there are brighter days ahead. In the meantime, members play a significant role in our recovery. The generosity of our members helps ensure that the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) has the resources to go the extra mile for the Los Angeles Zoo, so that future generations will continue to experience the joys of wild things and wild places that we know today.

With the Zoo closed for much of the past year, your support is more important than ever before. Please consider joining us or renewing your membership as we begin the challenging work of rebuilding. We can’t thank you enough for your generosity and support and can’t wait to welcome you back to the Zoo soon!


Membership Benefits

  • Daytime admission to the L.A. Zoo
  • Members’ only entrance
  • Member Appreciation Month (August)
  • Digital Zooscape newsletter and the gorgeous, award-winning Zoo View magazine
  • Free or discounted admission to more than 170 zoos and aquariums – including 15 in California. (NOTE: Please call before visiting another zoo or aquarium, as some new restrictions on reciprocal admission may be in place due to COVID-19.)
  • 10% discount at Zoo gift shops and restaurants

Top FAQ

If I forget to bring my membership card, can I still visit the Zoo for free?

Yes! Prior to visiting, please reserve timed member tickets online for all those eligible under your membership category. When you arrive, present your tickets along with a valid photo ID at the membership window, where staff will verify your membership.

Can I send my children to the Zoo with their grandparents?

Membership cards are non-transferable, so you would need to buy a membership that allows you to add an extra cardholder (Family Deluxe or higher) or give the grandparents your one-time use guest passes. Your children are always covered under your Family membership, so your membership card will cover free admission for them.

How can I add a nanny or babysitter to my membership?

Family level members who wish to add a nanny or babysitter to their membership have three options:

  • Upgrade your membership to the Family Deluxe level (which allows for three adult cardholders) and add your nanny or babysitter’s name to your record.
  • Substitute the nanny or babysitter’s name for one of the adult cardholders on the Family level membership ($20 fee and you must return the original membership card). Only one name change per year. Restrictions apply.
  • Give your guest passes to your nanny or babysitter to use for one-time entrance.

How can I replace a lost/stolen membership card?

A replacement card costs $10. You may order with credit card or by phone at 323/644-4747 or mail your request with a personal check to GLAZA, Membership Services, 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027. You will receive your replacement card within three to four weeks. You may visit the Zoo in the meantime by reserving member tickets prior to visiting and presenting your photo ID at the Zoo’s membership booth.

Membership Levels

Individual: $60

  • Admission for one adult named on card
  • One membership card

Individual Plus: $90

  • Admission for one adult named on card plus one guest
  • One membership card

Family: $150

  • Admission for two adults named on card plus your own children or grandchildren (ages 2-17)*
  • Four FREE Safari Shuttle tickets (a $20 value)
  • Two membership cards

Family Deluxe: $190

  • Admission for three adults named on card plus your own children or grandchildren (ages 2-17)*
  • Two FREE one-day guest passes (a $42 value)
  • Six FREE Safari Shuttle tickets (a $30 value)
  • Three membership cards

*Restrictions apply

Patron Circle

Contributing Circle: $300

  • Admission for three adults named on card plus your own children or grandchildren (ages 2-17)*
  • One additional guest per visit
  • Invitations to exclusive events and presentations for Patron Circle members
  • Four FREE one-day guest passes (an $84 value)
  • Eight FREE Safari Shuttle tickets (a $40 value)
  • Three membership cards

*Restrictions apply

Wildlife Circle: $500

  • All the benefits listed under Contributing Circle plus the following
  • One extra additional guest per visit (two total)
  • Free ADOPT an Animal kit ($35 Value)

Conservation Circle: $1,000

  • All benefits listed under Wildlife Circle plus the following
  • One additional guest per visit (three total)
  • Private docent-led cart tour of the zoo for up to 6 guests

Safari Society

gifts of $1,500+

  • Our premier giving society offers exclusive access and a deeper connection with the Zoo’s mission

Membership Services

Membership Sales Building

Open during regular hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Services

  • Purchase, renew, or upgrade a membership*
  • Purchase or redeem a gift membership*
  • Update membership account information

*We strongly recommend purchasing or renewing memberships online. Same-day member reservations are not guaranteed.

Phone and Email

Membership customer service hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If your question is not answered on the FAQ page or at the Membership Services Building, please give us a call at 323-644-4747 with any questions regarding Los Angeles Zoo memberships. En Español: 323-644-4244

Zoo View
Zoo View

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s award-winning quarterly magazine, Zoo View covers the animals, plants, and conservation efforts of the L.A. Zoo.

Reciprocal List
Reciprocal List

Your Los Angeles Zoo membership entitles you to free or discounted admission to the following reciprocal zoos and aquariums throughout the United States and Canada.

Member Events & Tours
Member Events & Tours

In-person member events and tours have been suspended until further notice, in accordance with our current health and safety measures.

Gift Memberships
Gift Memberships

Help support wildlife and conservation by sharing your love of the L.A. Zoo with family and friends.