Member Benefits and Perks

Become a Member Today and Enjoy These Membership Benefits

  • Free Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center admission and parking during daytime public hours, Wild Summer Nights concerts and MemberFest (Admission to the Nature Center 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, Wild Beasts Wild Wine, Wild Lights,  Zoo Brew and Zoo Boo
  • Free subscriptions to Habitat, the quarterly Member magazine, and Zmail, the monthly email newsletter
  • Members-only entry at the Rackham Fountain Entrance (seasonal)
  • Discounted admission to zoos and aquariums nationwide
    • (Due to a significant increase in Detroit Zoo attendance since the opening of the Polk Penguin Conservation Center in April 2016, we no longer offer a reciprocal benefit with Toledo Zoo.)

Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents receive $10 off any membership with zip code verification.

All membership benefits and prices are subject to change. Members are required to present a valid photo ID and membership card at each visit. Children under 15 years old must be accompanied by adults. Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please note: Your membership card and photo ID will be required at entry. You may enter through any gate.

Purchase A Membership

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!


Member Perks

It’s more than a Zoo membership! Show your membership card and save! Visit these local area partners for great offers and promotions!

Buddy’s Pizza

Visit any of the 10 Detroit-area Buddy’s Pizza locations and save $4 on a 8-inch square pizza by presenting the attached coupon and showing your membership card.


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Highlights Magazine – Free 3-Month Subscription

Purchase or renew your Detroit Zoo membership and receive a FREE 3-month subscription to any Highlights Magazine!