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 the close proximity of the Toledo Zoo and the Sea Life Michigan Aquarium in Auburn Hills, we are unable to offer a reciprocal benefit to their members.)

    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.

    2017 Member Discounts at the Zoo

    • 10% off regular-priced merchandise at gift shops and stands
    • Special Members-only souvenir cup
      • Buy one cup for $13.99
      • Buy two cups for $12.99 each
      • Buy three cups for $9.99 each
    • Free Member cup refills at any concession that sells soft drinks
    • 20% off regular-priced merchandise during MemberFest
    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 coupon below and showing your membership card.

    $4 Off Buddy’s Pizza Coupon

    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 coupon below and showing your membership card.

    $4 Off Buddy’s Pizza Coupon


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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!

    Highlights Magazine – Free 3-Month Subscription

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