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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

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With over 2,000 animals, lush botanical gardens and a growing number of special attractions, there’s always something new to see and do here at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.  As a member, you’re free to explore and enjoy the Zoo as often as you’d like, all year long.  It’s a great way to save money and make memories.  Membership includes free admission as well as special invitations to exclusive members-only events throughout the year.
Membership isn’t just great for your family – it benefits the whole Zoo.  Memberships are an important source of funding for the Zoo – they help support the day-to-day demands of animal care, as well as our wildlife conservation, education and research efforts.  That makes you a partner in our conservation efforts around the world!

Looking for a Zooriffic gift? Buy the animal lover on your list a Membership Gift Certificate to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Membership Gift Certificates are available for any 1 Year Zoo Membership and will activate their membership account when the Gift Certificate is redeemed. Their Zoo Membership will be good for one full year once the Gift Certificate is redeemed.

Please note Zoo Memberships are valid for 1 year from the date the account is activated. This date cannot be changed. If you are purchasing a Zoo Membership as a gift for someone and do not want the Membership to be activated until a specific date, please purchase a Gift Membership.

Please allow at least one week for processing and delivery.

It’s Easy to Join the Zoo!

           

Senior citizens (65 and older), military families, and those paying with a Chase credit card receive 10% off memberships when purchasing in person, at our membership office. Proof of eligibility must be presented at the time of purchase. Discounts are not available online. Only one discount per purchase, discounts cannot be combined.

Level Annual Fee People Covered in Membership
Individual $45 Free entry for one named adult
Couple $75 Free entry for two named adults
Friend $75 Free entry for one Named Adult and one Unnamed Guest
One Adult Family $90 Free entry for one Named Adult and the Named Children living in the Members’ Household OR up to Four Grandchildren between the ages of 3 and 17
Family $115 Free entry for two Named Adults and the Named Children living in the Members’ Household OR up to Four Grandchildren between the ages of 3 and 17
One Adult Family Plus One $125 Free entry for one Named Adult and the Named Children living in the Members’ Household OR up to Four Grandchildren between the ages of 3 and 17 plus and one Unnamed Guest each day you visit
Family Plus One $145 Free entry for two Named Adults and the Named Children living in the Members’ Household OR up to Four Grandchildren between the ages of 3 and 17 plus and one Unnamed Guest each day you visit
Family Plus Two $180 Free entry for two Named Adults and the Named Children living in the Members’ Household OR up to Four Grandchildren between the ages of 3 and 17 plus and two Unnamed Guests each day you visit
Nanny $40 One additional Named Adult for any Family or Above Membership Level (Limit one Nanny pass per Family Membership)

Membership Terms:

Named Adult: The Member listed on the membership card. Must be at least 18 years of age. These members may use the membership card to enter the Zoo during regular hours when they also show valid Photo ID.

Member Child: For Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Membership a child is between the ages of 3 and 17. Children 2 and under are always free.

When memberships are purchased by the Parents, these children must be named on the account. If your children visit the Zoo without the named adult present, they may be asked to verify their membership at the Membership Office. Children who are not named on the Membership cannot access the Membership without a Named Adult present.

When memberships are purchased by the Grandparents, a maximum of 4 children may be brought into the Zoo on the membership per day. Children who are not named on the Membership cannot access the Membership without a Named Adult present.

Unnamed Guest: The Unnamed Guest may be a person of any age. Unnamed Guests must be accompanied by a Named Adult in order to enter the Zoo.

    All Membership Levels Include:

  • Free Zoo admission for the entire year! (Excludes Special Events and After Hours Happenings)
  • Discounted or Free admission to over 140 other zoos and aquariums in the U.S. and Canada.  See AZA reciprocal list.
  • Discounts on Zoo Train Rides
  • Special Members Only Train and Carousel Discount Cards
  • Discounts in all the Zoo Gift Shops
  • New! - Discounts in all the Zoo restaurants
  • Invitations to Members Only Events and Sneak Previews
  • Free subscription to our quarterly magazine, Wild
  • Free subscription to our monthly email newsletter, Animals in Your Inbox – News from the Zoo
  • Discounts on Educational Camps
  • Members-only stamp cards can be purchased for greater discounts on train and carousel rides.
    • $30 Members-Only 10 Ride Adult Train Card
    • $10 Members-Only 10 Ride Child Train Card
    • $15 Members-Only 10 Ride Carousel Card

Please note Zoo Memberships are valid for 1 year from the date the account is activated. This date cannot be changed. If you are purchasing a Zoo Membership as a gift for someone and do not want the Membership to be activated until a specific date, please purchase a Gift Membership.

Please allow at least one week for processing and delivery.

Be a Wildlife Preserver!

Your membership fees will help support general Zoo operations, wildlife conservation, education, and research efforts. This makes you a partner in conservation efforts around the world!

To Find out about more membership opportunities at the Jacksonville Zoo, be sure to check out our Director’s Circle Program.

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