The Detroit Zoological Society’s Renaissance Circle is made up of caring individuals and families who enjoy all the benefits of a regular Detroit Zoo membership while providing generous philanthropic support for the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS).
The financial commitment provided by Renaissance Circle Members creates a foundation for DZS to further its mission of Celebrating and Saving Wildlife..
From special celebrations and private tours to exclusive experiences, there is a lot to do and enjoy with your annual membership. Share new adventures and create memories with your family and friends. Become a Member of the Renaissance Circle at the Detroit Zoo for as little as $125 a month.
There are five levels of Renaissance Circle, each providing exclusive benefits:
Donor Circle - $1,500-$2,499
- Unlimited admission for two adult Members and up to four unnamed guests – or two adult Members, up to six named children (18 and under) and up to two unnamed guests - per visit to the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo
- Discounted admission at more than 100 reciprocal zoos across the U.S.
- Recognition at the Renaissance Circle Grotto across from Rackham Fountain
- Complimentary invitation for one Member adult and up to four guests to attend the following:
- Renaissance Circle Picnic
- Holiday Reception, celebrating Wild Lights
- Private “insider” golf cart tour
- Advance purchase of “good any day” tickets for Zoo Boo and Wild Lights that allow you to come any date and time you choose
- Advance registration for Summer Safari and advance ticket sales for Summer Zoomance, Wild Beasts Wild Wine and Zoo Brew
- 10% discount at the Zoofari Market and Arctic Outpost gift shops
- Exclusive members-only entrances at Main Admissions and seasonal members-only Rackham Fountain Entrance from Memorial Day to Labor Day
- A one-year subscription to Habitat, the Detroit Zoological Society’s quarterly magazine, and Zmail, the monthly online newsletter
- Invitation for two adult Members to attend the Members’ Annual Meeting
Ambassador Circle - $2,500-$4,999
Includes all Donor Circle benefits plus...
- Complimentary invitation for one adult Member and up to four guests to attend a special “insider” Zoo Experience, such as a habitat preview, zookeeper-led walking tour, exhibit opening or ground-breaking
Curator Circle - $5,000-$9,999
Includes all Ambassador Circle benefits plus...
- Complimentary invitation for one adult Member and up to four guests to meet and tour with a Zoo curator while getting to know your favorite animal up close and in person
Director Circle - $10,000-$14,999
Includes all Curator Circle benefits plus...
- Complimentary invitation for one adult Member and up to four guests to have a private tour and breakfast or lunch at the Zoo with the Executive Director/CEO of the Detroit Zoological Society
Rackham Circle - $15,000 and above
Includes all Director Circle benefits plus…
- Invitation for you and a guest to spend a very special day with a member of the Life Sciences staff while you both care for the Zoo’s animals (restrictions apply)