Become a Member
The zoo is open!
Due to mandates set by Sacramento County health officials to keep everyone safe, everyone is required to reserve their tickets in advance of their visit. Visit the Member News & Resources page to learn how to plan your zoo fun! Check out the Plan Your Visit page to learn about how we are keeping everyone safe.
Membership is one of the best family investments you can make.
Just look at all the terrific BENEFITS you receive when you join the Sacramento Zoo!
All memberships Include:
- Free general zoo admission for one year*
- Entry through the member entrance
- Special member events and shopping discounts
- Discounted admission to reciprocal zoos*
- Subscription to the zoo e-newsletter
- Discounts to zoo events & programs
- 10% off at Zoofari Market & concessions*
*Some member benefits may be impacted due to COVID-19 precautions
- Learn more about the benefits of being a Sacramento Zoo member!
Individual Membership – $55
Admits one adult member
Member Duo – $90
Admits a maximum of two people per visit
Member pre-sale for on-site summer camp
Member FAMILY Pack – $135
Admits two adults
Admits up to four children or grandchildren ages 2-17
Member pre-sale for on-site summer camp*
Member PLUS Pack – $245
Same benefits as Member FAMILY Pack
Two additional adult guests per visit
20 zoo ride tickets*
* Benefits may be impacted due to COVID-19 precautions.
Zoo Builder – $325
Same benefits as Member PLUS Pack*
Ten guest passes for your friends
Acknowledgement in the annual report
Zoo Patron – $500
Same benefits as the Zoo Builder*
Two additional adult guests per visit
Invitation to the annual benefactor event
WILD PROVIDERS DONOR CLUB
Starting at $1,000
General admission for one year for 12 people and all the benefits enjoyed at the Zoo Patron level plus much more!
Learn more about Wild Providers
How do I become a member?
It’s easy! You can join online right now, or call 916-808-5888 to join over the phone. You can also become a member next time you visit the zoo. Visit the Member Entrance and sign up at the window!
Is membership a value for me?
The average family need only visit the Sacramento Zoo two to three times per year to cover the cost of a membership. In addition to being able to visit the zoo as often as desired, you no longer have the concern of staying for a certain time period to get your money’s worth. Drop by for a morning walk, a quick lunch, or an afternoon of play, and then bring everyone back for a weekend event.
Which membership type would be the best for me?
The Sacramento Zoo has a range of membership options designed to meet the needs of most of our visitors. Visit the Member Benefits page, email the Member & Visitor Services Office or call 916-808-5888 and we will be glad to help you.
What sort of specials or discounts does my membership include?
Visit the Membership Benefits page for a full list.
Does my membership allow admission to other zoos and aquariums?
The Sacramento Zoo currently reciprocates with over 150 zoos and aquariums throughout the United States and Canada. Our members usually receive 50 percent off admission to these zoos and aquariums with a Sacramento Zoo membership.See a full list of zoos and aquariums.
Is membership to Fairytale Town included with my Sacramento Zoo membership?
Membership to Fairytale Town is not included with any of our Sacramento Zoo memberships. Fairytale Town does offer its own memberships. Visit the Fairytale Town website for details.
Is my membership tax deductible?
Membership is tax deductible less the fair market value of items received, whether used or not. The fair market value of benefits received is not substantial for the Member PLUS Pack level and below. Please email the Member & Visitor Services Office or call 916-808-5888 if you have questions regarding the fair market value of benefits received at the Zoo Builder level and above.
Can I purchase a membership on the day I visit the zoo?
Yes! You can purchase your membership at the member entrance when you arrive at the zoo, or you can go to the Member & Visitor Services Office inside the zoo.
If I decide to join after my visit, can I apply the cost of my admission tickets towards my membership?
Yes, but you must present your receipt and there may be time restrictions. Please note that only those individuals covered by the level of membership you purchase will have their admissions applied to the cost of the membership.
How can I give a gift membership?
If you have the address and phone number for whom you would like to purchase a gift, you can sign up here, or call 916-808-5888 to sign up over the phone. You may also purchase a gift membership next time you visit the zoo.
If you do not have the contact information for whom you would like to purchase the gift, you may call 916-808-5888 to purchase a gift certificate over the phone, or you may pick one up on your next visit to the zoo.
How does the person I give a gift certificate to actually redeem it, is there an expiration date?A gift certificate can be redeemed in person at the zoo or mailed to: 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822, Attn: Membership department
The membership will begin when it is redeemed. There is no expiration date on a gift certificate.
Does the membership valid for a calendar year (January thru December) or from the date of purchase?
All of our memberships are valid one year from the date of purchase; for example, if you purchase your membership on March 15, 2018, it will be valid until March 31, 2019.
Discounts available for certain audiences
Senior 65 and older, use promo code: senior
Active military, use promo code: military
Enter appropriate code on second page of online form
Optional Add-on Categories
Call 916-808-5888 to purchase an add-on category.
KidKeeper – $45
Adds an additional named adult to your membership. This person may escort the members’ children to the zoo in the members’ absence.
Add-a-Guest – $45 / Add-a-Kid – $25**
Adds one additional adult or child to your membership; the member must be present for the guest to visit the zoo. **The Add-a-Kid may only be added to the Member FAMILY Pack or higher.
We are Here to Help!
For additional help with any questions, please email the Member & Visitor Services Office or call 916-808-5888.