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Membership Options & Levels

A Louisville Zoo Membership offers a full year of adventure with unlimited FREE general admission during regular Zoo hours. And your Louisville Zoo membership includes parking during regular Zoo hours. We're sure to have a membership level that is right for you and your family. 

NEW Procedure: Pick up Your Membership Cards:
We are no longer mailing membership cards but invite you to stop by the Membership Office or Gazebo on your next visit to take your photo (all named adults) and pick up your new membership cards. 

Regular Membership Levels:

For definition of terms click here.

$179 Safari Gold (price as of 11/13/13)

(A) - 2 named adults with 1 unnamed guest or
(B) - 1 named adult with 2 unnamed guests
PLUS up to 10 dependent children ages 3-18 in the household (or grandchildren). PLUS everyone covered on the card receives a bracelet each visit valid for unlimited use of the train, carousel & ZooTram shuttle. (Not valid for special after hours events including "The World's Largest Halloween Party!" presented by Meijer). 

$125 Family Plus

(A) - 2 named adults with 1 unnamed guest or
(B) - 1 named adult with 2 unnamed guests
PLUS up to 10 dependent children ages 3-18 in the household (or all grandchildren) PLUS 4 guest, 4 carousel & 4 ZooTram shuttle passes (all one-time use each & must be used with valid membership card)

$99 Family

(A) - 2 named adults or
(B) - 1 named adult with 1 unnamed guest
PLUS up to 4 dependent children ages 3-18 in the household (or 4 grandchildren) plus 2 Buddy passes (one-time use child admission & must be used with valid membership card)

$89 Individual Plus

(A) - 2 named adults or
(B) - 1 named adult with 1 unnamed guest

$69 Individual

1 named adult

Louisville Zoo/Kentucky Science Center Dual Memberships:

Visit Kysciencecenter.org/membership for more details on the Kentucky Science Center membership benefits and programs. Zoo Safari Gold memberships are not available through the Dual program.

$224 Family Dual Plus

Family Plus level benefits for the Louisville Zoo & the Kentucky Science Center.

$174 Family Dual

Family level benefits for the Louisville Zoo & the Kentucky Science Center.

Upper Level Memberships:

Providing additional benefits to you and critical support to the Zoo's mission.

$1,000 Wildlife Champion

(A) - 2 named adults with 4 unnamed guests
(B) - 1 named adult with 5 unnamed guests
PLUS up to 10 dependent children ages 3-18 in the household (or grandchildren). Six guest (1 time use) passes, a complimentary Caregiver pass, a Louisville Zoo static cling decal, a Fair Trade gift, and invitations to exhibit openings & previews. PLUS everyone covered on the card will receive a bracelet each time they visit the Zoo valid for unlimited use of the ZooTram shuttle, carousel & train.

$500 Nature’s Guardian

(A) - 2 named adults with 3 unnamed guests or
(B) - 1 named adult with 4 unnamed guests
PLUS up to 10 dependent children ages 3-18 in the household or grandchildren), a complimentary Caregiver pass, a Louisville Zoo static cling decal & a Fair Trade gift. PLUS everyone covered on the card will receive a bracelet each time they visit the Zoo valid for unlimited use of the ZooTram shuttle, carousel & train.

$250 Curator

(A) - 2 named adults with 2 unnamed guests or
(B) -  1 named adult with 3 unnamed guests
PLUS up to 10 dependent children ages 3-18 in the household (or grandchildren), a complimentary Caregiver pass & a Louisville Zoo static cling decal. PLUS everyone covered on the card will receive a bracelet each time they visit the Zoo valid for unlimited use of the ZooTram shuttle, carousel & train.


Details, Definitions & Options

  1. Chose # of adults named on the membership:
    A = 2 named adults*
    B = 1 named adult with unnamed guest(s)**
    *A guest may not be substituted for a named adult
    ** A guest must be accompanied by a named adult to enter the Zoo
  2. Household: All memberships (except grandparent) are based on the members within a household. Only children ages 3–18 are included on memberships for the Zoo (ages 2-18 for Dual with Science Ctr.)

  3. Caregiver Option: A Caregiver may be added to any level of membership for $28
    ($52 for Dual levels for Zoo plus Kentucky Science Ctr.).

  4. Rides and Attractions:  In-season, our rides and attractions operate weather permitting, plus they also receive regular maintenance which means that they are occasionally unavailable for brief periods.

  5. Valid Period:  Memberships are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.