Join or Renew


Purchasing a membership is one of the best ways to support the Elmwood Park Zoo. Members receive free admission for a whole year, plus a number of exclusive benefits.


Renew at any time! When you purchase a renewal, it extends your current membership’s expiration date by a year. If your renewal is an upgrade to a higher membership level, your new benefits will not go into effect until your current membership expires. 


Renew your membership before it expires and save 20%! 

A promo code will be sent to your registered email address within the first two weeks of your expiration month. No code is required for phone or in-store renewals. Please call 800.652.4143 x 240 if you do not receive the promo code email. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer and cannot be applied to Organization Memberships. 


By giving a friend or loved one a membership to the Elmwood Park Zoo, you’re providing them with a year full of fun and educational experiences that are sure to delight and inspire them for years to come. You can purchase a gift membership at any level, for a single individual or for a whole family. And you can take pride in the fact that you’re not only giving a unique gift full of extraordinary benefits, but you’re also supporting the zoo and its animal collection. In order to receive the gift membership card, the gift recipient or purchaser must bring the proof of purchase to the zoo admissions window. Gift memberships ordered online will provide a receipt with the recipient/member’s name and the purchaser’s name both listed. 

Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.
The zoo does not mail membership cards. MEMBERSHIP Cards ARE distributed AT the ZOO ADMISSIONS COUNTER. Guests must present a proof of purchase to receive their card.  
memberships purchased online begin at their time of purchase and expire in one year.
For more information, visit the membership FAQ page, or contact the membership coordinator at 800.652.4143 x240 or