The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is one of the top attractions in Central Ohio. We’ve had a membership for years, and love going to the Zoo year round. If you plan to go more than once a year, you’ll save money with a Columbus Zoo membership. If you buy or renew your Zoo membership for a limited time, you’ll get a special Columbus Zoo Membership Discount of 2 free months added on to your membership with the special link below.
When you buy a membership, you’ll enjoy all of the membership benefits, and help support the Zoo so they can continue to be one of the best Zoos in America.
NOTE: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will reopen on June 12 for members. If you have a current membership, it will be extended for the period of time that the Zoo is closed. If they are closed 4 months, your membership will be extended by 4 months. Additionally, if you purchase or renew now, your membership won’t start until they reopen.
Columbus Zoo Membership Benefits
With a Columbus Zoo Membership, you’ll receive discounts, special admission days, free parking, and more!
- Free admission and free parking – go for an hour or spend all day! With a membership, you won’t feel like you have to stay a certain time to make it “worth it”.
- Discounts for: Zoombezi Bay admission and season passes, 4-D Theatre, Zoo Gift Shop, Safari Golf Club, and The Wilds add-on membership
- Priority Registration and Discounts on Education Programs
- FREE or Reduced Admission to More Than 100 AZA Accredited Zoos
- Members-only events and a monthly members magazine
Columbus Zoo Membership Discount
Due to closures, The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium needs more support than ever! If you purchase or renew your annual membership using this link for a limited time, you’ll get 14 months on your membership instead of 12! Remember, the membership won’t start until the Zoo reopens. If you already have a currently membership, this special offer will be added on to the end of your current membership. For example, if your membership expires in October, your new 14 month membership will kick in at that point. Prior purchases not applicable; not valid with any other discounts. You must use this link to receive 14 months for the price of 12!
We don’t know when this offer ends, so discount may end at any time. If the link does not show 14 month membership term, the offer has expired. We cannot control when this offer ends, and will mark it as expired when we find out that it has ended.
Online Price for Franklin County residents ($3-$5 more if purchased at the Zoo; ). Non-Franklin County residents pay $5-$20 more per membership.
- Individual Membership – starting at $44 Admits one named adult
- Individual Plus One Membership – starting at $74 Admits one named adult and one unnamed guest
- Family Membership – starting out $114 Admits up to two primary named adult members within the same household plus either dependent children OR grandchildren up to age 21 (not both) to the Columbus Zoo.
- Family Plus Membership – starting at $144 Admits up to two primary named adult members within the same household plus either dependent children OR grandchildren up to age 21 (not both) to the Columbus Zoo. This membership also includes up to two named* or unnamed* guests.
- Zoo It All Individual Membership – starting at $84.99. This individual pass gives you access to the Zoo, FREE Zoo rides* (including Jungle Jack’s Landing), animal feedings, and FREE admission to 4-D Theater.
Reciprocal Discount and Columbus Member Advantage
Columbus Zoo Reciprocal Discount
Columbus Zoo members receive discounted or FREE admission to many AZA accredited Zoos (see list). Present your Columbus Zoo membership to receive the discount. Each zoo maintains its own discount policies, and the Columbus Zoo strongly recommends calling ahead before visiting a reciprocal zoo. Each Zoo reserves the right to limit the amount of discounts, and may not offer discounted tickets for your entire family size. *This list is subject to change at any time.
We used ours at the Mote Marine Aquarium in Sarasota last year, so make sure you check the list when you are traveling! This also includes some of the Zoos in Columbus and surrounding states!
Columbus Member Advantage
As a Columbus Zoo and Aquarium member, you can save $3 on general admission to select Columbus museums and attractions through the Columbus Member Advantage program. No coupon is necessary. Simply show your valid Columbus Zoo membership card each time you visit! Limited to 4 discounts per membership per day; can’t be combined with other discounts. Zoo members receive discounted or FREE admission to the AZA accredited Zoos in the list below
Member Advantage partners for 2020 include:
- Columbus Museum of Art & Pizzuti Collection of CMA
- Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
- Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
- LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Columbus
- National Veterans Memorial and Museum
- Ohio History Center & Ohio Village
- Wexner Center for the Arts
Looking for more information about the Columbus Zoo? Check out our article about Columbus Zoo Tickets, Discounts, and Upcoming Free Days once the Zoo reopens!
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