Membership FAQs

What does my membership include?

  • Free admission 362 days a year (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
  • Discounted admission to more than 150 other AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums nationwide
  • Discounts on education programs and zoo camps
  • Discounts on purchases at The Curious Cub Gift Shop
  • Discounted prices for Zoo Birthday Parties and most special events
  • Free limited edition t-shirt (one per membership)
  • Free admission to our annual Member Appreciation Event
  • Subscription to our full color zoo publication, MyZoo Magazine

What do I bring when I come to the Zoo?
Please bring your valid member card and ID for the fastest service. If you forget your member card please stop at the Membership Desk with your ID and we will issue a day pass.

At what age do I need to add my children/grandchildren to my membership?
At age three your children/grandchildren need to be included on your membership. Children two and under are admitted to the zoo free of charge.

How long can I include my children/grandchildren on my membership?
Children/grandchildren may be on your membership up to age 18.

Who can use my card?
Only the adult(s) named on the cards may use the card for admission. If your child is coming without you, please call ahead of time or stop at the membership desk for a child only pass.

What if my membership includes guests?
Guests must always accompany an adult named on the membership.

How will I know when to renew?
We will send a renewal notice for your convenience through the mail.

Can I use my membership at other zoos?
Yes. You will receive discounted admission at the institutions listed on your reciprocal list. Check the AZA website for an up-to-date list. If you have any questions regarding admission to another facility, please contact them directly.

What if I lose my card?
We offer reprints for $1.00 at our Membership Desk.

Are membership fees refundable or transferable?
Memberships are not refundable or transferable.

Can I purchase a membership as a gift for someone?
Yes. You can purchase a gift by phone, mail, online or at our membership desk. For details call us at 315-435-8511 x8503 or x8537.

Can I purchase extra t-shirts?
Yes. Members can purchase additional t-shirts for just $10 at the membership desk.


One Conservation Place, 
Syracuse, NY 13204

Our Hours

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Sunday

Contact Us

(315) 435-8511

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