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It’s a better time than ever to become a member of The Houston Zoo. Members receive free admission to the Houston Zoo and many other exclusive benefits. Stay all day or just an hour – you can go home early, perfectly comfortable knowing you can return anytime during regular operating hours, free, as a member.
To purchase a membership, choose a level below and click GO.
Gift memberships are for someone in another household. To purchase a gift membership, choose a level below and you will be prompted to indicate whether it is a gift after you click GO.
Download a printable gift certificate to give before gift membership cards arrive!
Download a printable holiday gift certificate to give before gift membership cards arrive!
For questions about gift memberships,
e-mail our Membership Staff.
Have a membership but need to upgrade or renew?
General Membership Questions
Questions about Membership Account Information
Questions about Membership Cards
* For memberships purchased online or by mail, the guest passes will arrive with your membership cards by mail. Guest passes cannot be redeemed until received with membership cards. All guest passes must be presented at any Houston Zoo membership or ticket window for redemption.
Walk-Up Membership Window
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with extended summer hours
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, excluding holidays
If you have the Individual, Family, Family Plus, Grandparent or Supporting level membership, the fair market value of your benefits is not substantial and therefore the entire amount you paid is tax deductible.
If you have the Sustaining level membership, the fair market value of your benefits is $53, leaving a total of $197 that is tax deductible.
If you have a Conservator level membership, the fair market value of your benefits is $153, leaving a total of $347 that is tax deductible.
Did you know you may be able to double or even triple your membership contribution at no cost to you? Many employers will match your current membership contribution. The matching gift does not change your membership level but the additional gift is a huge help to the Zoo.
1. Obtain the form from your HR department.
2. Fill out the form and send it to the Zoo along with your gift
3. Feel great knowing you helped your Zoo even more!
The Houston Zoo is pleased to consider requests for your charitable organization’s donations in support of fundraising events for licensed nonprofit organizations in the Greater Houston Area.