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Membership Gift Certificates

Looking for the perfect gift idea? Our membership gift certificates are great for auctions/event prizes, gifts for employees, holiday gifts and more. See details below.

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Family Premium - BEST VALUE! - $199
Bring friends and family with you to the zoo for free! Up to 3 named adults living at the same address, and up to a total of 10 people permitted per visit to the zoo. All the basic benefits below, PLUS:

  • Kid Keeper/Nanny option allows you to send up to 6 children ages 2-11 to the Zoo with one adult caregiver when you cannot come yourself.
  • Four single, one-time passes to the Wildlife Carousel
  • Four single, one-time use guest admission passes*
  • Priority registration for Camp Zoofari, Houston Zoo’s summer camp program
  • 15% off purchases in the Houston Zoo Gift Shop (some restrictions apply)
  • Two additional guests may attend Zoobilee


Individual Plus - $79
Senior 65+ - $119
Family - $139
Family Plus - $159
Sustaining - $250
Conservator - $500

* For memberships purchased online or by mail, guest passes will arrive by mail with your membership cards. Guest passes must be presented at a membership or ticket window for redemption. Copies or photos of passes will not be accepted. 

Membership Benefits for All Levels:

  • Unlimited FREE Zoo admission for one full year (excluding special and separately ticketed events)
  • Exclusive use of the Member Express Entrance
  • Monthly Member Morning – Early entrance at 8:00 a.m. the first Saturday of each month, except November
  • Discounted admission at over 100 other zoos and aquariums nationwide. See the list of participating locations.
  • Exclusive discounts for additional admission, wildlife carousel and special event tickets, animal encounters, gift shop purchases and more (some restrictions apply)
  • An invitation to Zoobilee, the Houston Zoo’s annual Member appreciation celebration
  • Exclusive opportunity to purchase a Birthday Party package
  • Early registration for Camp Zoofari


Gift Memberships

Purchasing a gift for someone in another household? Choose a level above and you will be prompted during the checkout process to indicate that your purchase is a gift. Please note that you must provide the recipient’s name, address and contact information. We are unable to change the primary Member’s name once purchase is complete. Please allow up to three weeks for membership cards to be mailed.

Membership Gift Certificates

Our membership gift certificates allow you to purchase a membership without entering any contact information for the recipient. Our gift certificates are perfect for auctions/event prizes, gifts for employees, holiday gifts and more. A PDF of your gift certificate is attached to your receipt for convenient presentation. Certificates may be redeemed online up to six months from the date of purchase. *Promotional codes or discounts cannot be applied to gift membership certificate purchases. Certificates are non-refundable.


Did You Receive a Membership Certificate? How to Redeem

Join a Donor Club

Flock is perfect for young professionals and philanthropists, age 21 and up, who love the Zoo! Membership includes unlimited Zoo admission and four private events each year, including the wildly popular Beastly Brunch. Learn More and Join

Asante is an upper-level giving society that offers an annual private Zoo tour, exclusive events for adults and families, unlimited Zoo admission for you and up to nine guests, and so much more. Learn More and Join

Member Exclusives

New to being a Member? Join us for exclusive events, discounts and specials available to current Houston Zoo Members only.

Birthday Parties, Exclusively for Members!

Frequently Asked Questions

General Membership Questions

What level of membership would be best for me?
What sort of discounts does my membership include?
When can I use my membership to get into the zoo?
May Members enter the Zoo early?
What other zoos and aquariums may I access with my Houston Zoo membership?
What is considered to be a dependent on a membership?
What is a single-use guest pass?
How long is my membership valid?
Will My Employer Match My Membership?
Is my membership tax deductible?

Questions about Membership Account Information

How can I update info on my membership account?
How may I add or change a name on my account?

Questions about Membership Cards

Why am I asked to present photo ID along with my membership card?
How long does it take to receive my membership cards?
May I visit the Zoo before I receive my cards?
Can I utilize my membership if I left my card at home?
Can I loan my membership card to a friend, family member or caretaker?
What if I misplace my membership card?
My child wants to come to the Zoo without me. Can I give them my card?

Need Help? Contact Us

Walk-Up Membership Window and Membership Office
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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(713) 533-6535