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The Asante Society at the Houston Zoo is a group of philanthropic individuals who help ensure the vitality and excellence of the Zoo while learning more about wildlife and wild places. Annual membership donations of $1,200 or more directly support the Zoo’s core programs: animal care, education, and conservation. Asante members get closer to their Houston Zoo through exclusive tours, events, and so much more!


Only Asante members get this kind of access. With a private tour each year you’re a member, you can learn more about your favorite animals directly from our zookeepers. Don’t worry about parking – we’ll reserve a VIP spot for your tour.


From cocktail parties to a family-friendly preview of TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights, Asante members enjoy unique events throughout the year. You might even get to see new improvements to the Zoo before the public!


Bring your whole herd! Your Asante membership includes unlimited complimentary admission to the Houston Zoo for you and up to 9 guests for a full year. There’s no better way to share the Zoo with family and friends.

Please call (713) 533-6840 if you wish to join the Asante Society with a monthly gift.

Premium Benefits and Membership Levels

  • Unlimited complimentary Zoo admission for you and up to nine (9) guests per visit
  • Kid Keeper privilege – enables you to send your children to the Zoo with an adult caregiver
  • One private tour for member(s) and children of their household under age 18, includes VIP parking space.*
  • Unlimited rides on the Wildlife Carousel
  • Priority registration for Camp Zoofari (for children or grandchildren of the household)
  • 20% discount in the Houston Zoo Gift Shops
  • Admission for sixteen (16) to Zoobilee, the Zoo’s annual member appreciation event
  • Recognition in the Zoo’s annual report
  • Asante Society Zoo news alerts – be the first to know
  • 10% discount on facility rentals for private events or meetings (does not include Zoo-wide events or catering fees)
  • Discounted general admission to the Zoo’s annual Feast with the Beasts event
  • Free or discounted admission to more than 100 Zoos across the nation (check website for current participants)

*All tours must be scheduled three weeks in advance, are for one Zoo area, weekdays only, are non-transferable, and must be taken during your year of Asante Society membership. Tours cannot be scheduled on holidays or during Spring Break. Tour options vary according to Asante membership level. Asante Tour Options by Membership Level


Bronze Member - $1,200-$2,499 annual donation
Silver Member - $2,500-$4,999 annual donation
Gold Member - $5,000-$9,999 annual donation
Platinum Member - $10,000 + annual donation

Download the Asante Society Brochure

Support the Future of Your Houston Zoo

Your contribution plays an important role in the success of our core programs.

  • Animal Care – The Houston Zoo is home to thousands of ambassador animals representing more than 800 species from around the world. Your Asante Society gift helps provide naturalistic habitats, nutritious meals, exceptional veterinary care, and plenty of enriching activity.
  • Conservation – Your support ensures the continued success of the Zoo’s critical Wildlife Conservation Programs, both locally and internationally, to secure populations of endangered wildlife and protect vanishing wild places.
  • Education – Your donor club membership allows the Zoo to ignite a passion for lifelong learning and conservation in our 2.55 million+ annual guests.
  • Community Access – Asante Society contributions help the Zoo offer free access to schoolchildren and families in the Houston region to ensure we remain a Zoo for All.

Download the 2017 Annual Report

If you have any questions about the Asante Society or other ways to support the Houston Zoo, call the Donor Hotline at (713) 533-6840 or e-mail us at

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