COVID-19 UPDATE: Our commitment is to provide our members with 12 months of benefits, which includes year-round access to the Virginia Zoo. We encourage our members to maintain and/or renew their memberships to ensure that we can continue Zoo operations.
We want to reassure you that if your membership was affected by this extended closure, we will be offering extended expiration dates. More details will be communicated as we determine when the institution will reopen.
We appreciate your patience and support as we navigate this unique situation.


Make your adventure last all year. Members receive free admission to the Zoo, discounts at our gift shop and restaurant, invitations to exclusive events and much more. Best of all, a portion of your membership helps support our more than 700 animal inhabitants through the conservation fund.


Be a part of our zoo family!

Virginia Zoo Membership plans include year-round access to the Zoo, discounts on purchases and other EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS.

membership levels:

Individual ($69):

One adult named on card.

Zoo for Two ($89):

Two adults living in the same household or one adult plus a guest.

one adult household ($109)

One adult and member’s children or grandchildren (18 years and younger).

two adult household ($129):

Two adults living in the same household or one adult plus a guest and members’ children or grandchildren (18 years and younger).

household plus ($149):

Same benefits as Two Adult Household category plus 1 guest per visit.

household deluxe ($249):

Same benefits as Two Adult Household category plus 3 guests per visit.

Membership discounts:

A $10 discount (applicable for all membership levels) will be given given to Military, First Responders, or Seniors (62+) but must be purchased in person at the Zoo’s Membership Office with a valid, government-issued photo ID.

Memberships purchased or renewed online or by mail will be available at the Membership Office after 10 to 15 business days. Thank you for helping us create a greener membership process.

Membership pricing is valid beginning November 1, 2018. Please note, the membership levels have changed names (from Family to Household), but benefits have not been reduced.

Please note:

Primary and secondary adult cardholder names cannot be changed during the membership year.

Under the Internal Revenue Service regulations covering Charitable Contributions, members may deduct the amount of their membership fee less the fair market value of benefits received. The estimated fair market value of benefits received for all membership categories is $10. The Virginia Zoological Society is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization, federal tax ID number is 51-0253147. We recommend you consult your Tax Accountant for further clarification.