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Membership Levels & Options

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.  It's your Frequent Fun Pass!

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. 

Standard Membership Levels:

For definition of terms and more details, click here.

MUST Choose One Option: 
(A) - 2 named adults -
A guest may not be substituted for a named adult
(B) - 1 named adult with guest(s) - Guests must be accompanied by a named adult

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

(A) - 2 named adults in the same household with 1 unnamed guest or
(B) - 1 named adult with 2 unnamed guests

  • Up to 10 dependent children ages 3-18 in the household (or grandchildren)
  • PLUS RIDE BRACELETS - everyone covered on the card receives a bracelet each visit valid for unlimited use of the train, carousel & ZooTram shuttle (rides are seasonal and do not operate during the winter; not valid for special after hours events including the Halloween party)

$125 Family Plus

(A) - 2 named adults in the same household with 1 unnamed guest or
(B) - 1 named adult with 2 unnamed guests

  • 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; not valid during the Halloween party)

$99 Family

(A) - 2 named adults in the same household or
(B) - 1 named adult with 1 unnamed guest

  • 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; not valid during the Halloween party)

$89 Individual Plus

(A) - 2 named adults in the same household 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. See our frequently asked questions to address several updates)

$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.

$250 Curator

(A) - 2 named adults in the same household with 2 unnamed guests or
(B) - 1 named adult with 3 unnamed guests

  • Up to 10 dependent children ages 3-18 in the household (or grandchildren)
  • One complimentary Caregiver pass
  • PLUS RIDE BRACELETS - 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 (rides are seasonal and do not operate during the winter; not valid for special after hours events including the Halloween party)
  • A Louisville Zoo static cling decal 

$500 Nature’s Guardian

(A) - 2 named adults in the same household with 3 unnamed guests or
(B) - 1 named adult with 4 unnamed guests

  • All benefits listed under Curator

  • PLUS A Fair Trade gift

$1,000 Wildlife Champion

(A) - 2 named adults in the same household with 4 unnamed guests
(B) - 1 named adult with 5 unnamed guests

  • All benefits listed under Nature's Guardian
  • PLUS 8 guest passes (all one-time use each, must be used with valid membership card and not valid during the Halloween party)
  • PLUS invitations to exhibit openings & previews.
     

Details, Definitions & Options

  1. 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.)

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

  3. 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.

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