Your Zoo membership entitles you to 12 months of the following benefits:
- Free admission to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (Does not include after-hour events)
- Discounted or free admission to more than 140 other Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoos and aquariums in the United States, Canada and Mexico - see below for further information.
- Discounts on Stingray Bay
- Discounts on train rides
- 10% off gift shop purchases
- 10% off Zoo restaurant purchases
- Discounts on Spooktacular and ZOOLights
- Discounts on birthday parties
- Discounts on educational camps
- Save more than 25% on rides by purchasing members-only 10-ride punch cards
- Adult train ride card - $30.00 + tax
- Child train ride card - $10.00 + tax
- Carousel ride card - $15.00 + tax
- Invitations to members’ only events
- Free subscription to Wild, our quarterly Member magazine
- Free subscription to our monthly e-newsletter Animals In Your Inbox ~ News From the Zoo
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, or give your email at time of purchase.
- Save time! By-pass the ticket lines and walk directly to the turnstiles.
AZA Reciprocal Program - Discounted Admission to AZA Accredited Zoos and Aquariums!
Free or reduced admission to other zoos and aquariums (reciprocity) is another benefit of Jacksonville Zoo membership. This year’s Reciprocity Program includes more than 150 zoos and aquariums and applies to admission fees only.
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will offer a 50% discount off general admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children to members of reciprocating zoos and aquariums, unless a lesser discount is listed.
Zoo Memberships that are valid for fewer than 2 adults and 2 children at the Member’s home zoo, will only be honored for the number of people covered at the home zoo. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens does not extend reciprocal benefits to guests or “pluses” of visiting zoo members. A valid zoo membership card and photo ID are required to purchase reciprocal admission tickets. Please visit the Guest Relations Office to purchase reciprocal admission tickets.
Zoos and Aquariums listed at 100% or 50% offer 50% discount off admission for Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Members for up to 2 adults and 2 children.
Zoos and Aquariums listed at 50% offer a 50% discount off admission for Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Members for up to 2 adults and 2 children.
Zoos and Aquariums listed as Free always offer free admission but may charge select attractions or services. Not all Free Zoos participate in the Reciprocal program, please call and confirm that you are a member of a reciprocating facility before your visit the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
Please note: Occasionally, zoos decide they no longer wish to be a part of the reciprocal program, after the list has been printed. If you plan to visit any of these zoos, please contact them to confirm that they will honor your Jacksonville Zoo membership.
Reciprocal Lists change each year on January 1 and are valid though December 31 of that year.
Members Only Photography Club
For an experience worth 1,000 words, join our members-only photography club, the Snapshot Society. More information can be found here.