Membership Information

Membership, not the only way to visit the zoo, just the best way!

Zoo members are our most loyal supporters and are in a unique position to watch the exciting growth taking place daily. Visit for an hour or spend the day, your membership pass allows you to visit as much as you like.

Not sure which level to choose? Contact us at membership@nashvillezoo.org for a bit of assistance.

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Membership Benefits

  • Free admission and parking during regular hours
  • Free admission to most special events.
  • Some after-hours events are offered to members at a special discount rate.
  • Discounted admission to over 170 zoos and aquariums nationwide
  • "Members Only" Events
  • 10% discount on concessions & retail purchases
  • Member rates for applicable education programs
  • E-updates on new exhibits, special happenings and member programs
  • Membership card
  • Fully tax deductible (most levels)

Unlimited Ride Pass

$50 PER MEMBERSHIP YEAR ($100 for a 2 year membership)

This option is currently available onsite only. Please stop by the membership building on your next visit to add this feature to your membership.

This Members-only pass gets you unlimited ride access on the Wild Animal Carousel, Soaring Eagle zip line, and Wilderness Express Train. Just show your membership card (which will be printed with the U-RIDE logo), climb on board and ride as much as you'd like! No need to keep up with attraction tickets or tokens, because your membership card is your ticket to the FUN!

Add on an Unlimited Ride Pass to an existing membership at any time during your membership, or purchase it in conjunction with a Zoo membership (new or renewal). Regardless of when you add on your Unlimited Ride Pass, it will expire the same date as your Zoo membership.

Ride pass applies to all persons listed on your membership, and may not be transferred.

Two year membership requires purchase of a two year Unlimited Ride Pass ($100).




Which Of These Applies to You?

New

I'd like to purchase a new membership for myself or my family.

Renew

I'd like to renew my membership or lapsed membership (you may change levels.)

Gift

I'd like to purchase a membership gift certificate (to be used for a new membership or renewal)


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Top 5 FAQ

"Eligible children" are children under age 18 residing in the same household OR the grandchildren of the primary member. Children under age 2 are always admitted free.

Your child (who is named on the membership card) should bring:

  • Membership card listing the child (or a copy of the front and back of card)
  • An ID for one named member on the card (for example, a copy of a listed adult’s driver license)

Remember, the person accompanying your child will need to pay applicable admission fees, unless your card has a Guest listed on the back of the card.

TIP: Email or text an image of both sides of the membership card and your ID to the person bringing your child.

  • $10 discount is available for educators, military and seniors (65+). Proof of status for someone listed on the membership is required at the time of purchase. One discount may be used per purchase. Discounts may not be used on gift orders. Visit the cashier window at the Membership Building onsite to complete your purchase and apply the discount.
  • Renewing, non-lapsed members receive at $10 discount off their renewal with the code that has been emailed or mailed to them prior to their current membership’s expiration.

A guest is anyone ages 2 and older. A guest may only visit with a named member who has BOTH an ID of one of the named members AND a membership card.

The GIFT option is the easiest way to send a gift membership.

  • Mailed to either you or the recipient
  • Requires minimal information (“to,” “from,” and a greeting)
  • Flexible start date: The recipient redeems the certificate when they are ready to start the membership. (ex. You send your daughter a gift certificate for Christmas, but she chooses to redeem it in February. In this case, her membership would expire one year from February, instead of one year from when you purchased the gift.)
  • If you want the gift to be a surprise, this is the correct choice.

If you choose the NEW or RENEW option,

  • Membership packet will be sent to the member directly. We cannot “hold” that packet here or make any other special arrangements for mailing. (Don’t ruin a holiday surprise!)
  • Requires full information about the recipient including children’s birthdays and contact information.
  • Immediate start date: A new membership will become active immediately and will expire one year from the purchase date. Or in the case of a renewal it will expire one year from the current end date of the recipient’s membership.
  • If the person you are purchasing for knows that you are buying or renewing a membership, and there is no issue with the membership expiring a year from the transaction date, then you may certainly choose one of these options.
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Browse Our Membership Levels

  • Single

    $60.00 Option A

    One Named Adult

  • Dual

    $90.00 Option A

    One Named Adult and One Guest [ages 2+]

    Option B

    Two Named Persons [ages 2+]

  • Single Household

    $100.00 Option A

    One Named Adult and Eligible Children

  • Household Plus

    $160.00 Option A

    Two Named Adults, One Guest and Eligible Children

    Option B

    Three Named Adults and Eligible Children

  • Safari Set

    $225.00 | Best Value Option A

    Two Named Adults, Two Guests and Eligible Children

    Option B

    Three Named Adults, One Guest and Eligible Children

    Option C

    One Named Adult and Three Guests

    Each option also includes five single use admission passes
    [$80 non-deductible value]

  • Keeper's Circle

    $400.00 Option A

    Two Named Adults, Three Guests and Eligible Children

    Option B

    Three Named Adults, Two Guests and Eligible Children

    Option C

    One Named Adult and Four Guests

    Each option also includes seven single use admission passes and a complimentary Unlimited Ride Pass
    [$162 non-deductible value]

  • Curator's Club

    $600.00 Option A

    Two Named Adults, Four Guests and Eligible Children

    Option B

    Three Named Adults, Three Guests and Eligible Children

    Option C

    One Named Adult and Five Guests

    Each option also includes ten single use admission passes and a complimentary Unlimited Ride Pass
    [$210 non-deductible value]

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Membership Terms of Use

  1. A named member must be present with ID and membership card. Guests may only visit with a named member.
  2. A named member's ID must be shown. A named child visiting with a guest or alone may show the adult member's ID - in either print or digital form. Read more about this here.
  3. A valid membership card must be presented - in either print or digital form with both sides of the card visible.

Questions?

Email us at membership@nashvillezoo.org