Detroit Zoo - Membership - You Belong Here.


Become a Member Today and Enjoy These Membership Benefits

  • Free Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo admission and parking during daytime public hours, Wild Summer Nights concerts and MemberFest (Admission to the Nature Zoo is free; however, a State of Michigan Recreation Passport is required for all vehicles to enter Belle Isle State Park).
  • Discounts on Zoo merchandise and classes
  • Advance ticket sales to Summer Safari; Summer Zoomance; Wild Beasts, Wild Wine; Zoo Brew and Zoo Boo
  • Invitation to MemberFest
  • Free subscriptions to Habitat, the quarterly Member magazine, and Zmail, the monthly email newsletter
  • Discounted admission to zoos and aquariums nationwide
    • (In anticipation of an expected increase in Detroit Zoo attendance due to the opening of the Polk Penguin Conservation Center in early 2016, we will no longer offer a reciprocal benefit with Toledo Zoo members effective January 1, 2016.)


Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents receive $10 off any membership (except Named Nanny/Caregiver) with zip code verification

All membership benefits and prices are subject to change. Members are required to present a valid photo ID at each Zoo visit. Children must be accompanied by adults. Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Purchase A Membership

There are many ways you can help the Zoo. The answer is limited only by your imagination and creativity.

Please join us in making lasting impressions and memorable experiences for our visitors from generation to generation, as we protect and conserve some of the most remarkable creatures on earth. Support your Detroit Zoo, it does make a real difference!