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Dear Buffalo Zoo Member:

We are excited to announce that the wait is over!  The Buffalo Zoo reopened on July 2, 2020, with a special day just for Members!

Your membership is vital to us, and while it will take a little extra effort, we’ve made an FAQ so you can easily plan your visit:

Q: My membership expired during the temporary closure. What do I do? 

A:  We want all Members to experience their full 12-months of benefits. Your existing membership has been extended for the time equal to the duration of our closure. You will continue to receive your renewal notices as scheduled.

Q: What about my membership card? 

A: Your expired membership card will be accepted as valid admission to the Zoo. We believe in being kind to the environment, so your expired membership cards will not be reprinted. 

Q: I received a renewal notice, but my Membership expired during the temporary closure. What do I do?

A: Your Membership will be extended for the time equal to the duration of our closure. However, if you are in a position to “donate” these extension days back to the Buffalo Zoo, please consider doing so by renewing your membership now. Our extended closure was financially devastating, and any amount helps put the Zoo back to the road to recovery.

Q: When you re-open, can I just show up like I usually would?

A: All Members must make a reservation online at buffalozoo.org. No walk-up transactions are permitted.  We will be closed Monday – Thursday and open Friday-Sunday during the winter.

Q: Are ride, parking, and guest passes still valid?

Yes! All ride, parking, and guest passes that expired during our temporary closure can be redeemed at the Buffalo Zoo. Rides will be open, with some safety modifications. 

Q: What is the Zoo doing to protect against the spread of COVID-19?

Please see our new visitor protocols designed to keep you, our team, and our animals safe. 

Our staff and animals alike have been eager to welcome guests back through our gates – especially our incredible Members, whose support for the Zoo has helped keep our animals cared for and our employees working during this unprecedented time. 

We are here to answer any questions or help you find a membership that is right for you. Please call us at (716) 995-6131, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or visit buffalozoo.org.

Sincerely,

Your Buffalo Zoo Membership Team

 

 

A Buffalo Zoo membership: unlimited visits with unlimited memories. Visit as often as you like and your admission is absolutely free!

As an added benefit, take advantage of 50% off admission at a number of participating AZA zoos and aquariums. Click our BENEFITS tab to the left (or below on mobile) to see the full list of membership benefits.

For memberships purchased online, please allow up to two weeks for processing. Looking to visit sooner than that?  You can use the order number from the confirmation email you received following your purchase, and present your order confirmation email as proof of membership when visiting.  Your membership card(s) will be mailed to you when your application has been processed. Need all of your membership materials immediately? Buy your membership at our admission gate, Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (winter hours), and it will become effective right away.

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Levels

Click on the tabs below to choose a Membership level.

Family Plus

1 Year

$118

Covers two adults and their children (up to 21 years of age) in the same household. Allows you one free guest each visit. Includes ten ride tickets (train or carousel).

Package Prices:

1 Year: $118 2 Year: $231 3 Year: $344

Family

1 Year

$90

Covers two adults and their children (to 21 years of age) in the same household.

Package Prices:

1 Year: $90 2 Year: $175 3 Year: $260

Grandparents Plus

1 Year

$98

Covers two grandparents and up to five grandchildren (to 21 years of age) on each visit. Allows you one free guest each visit. Includes ten ride tickets (train or carousel).

Package Prices:

1 Year: $98 2 Year: $191 3 Year: $284

Grandparents

1 Year

$70

Covers two grandparents and up to five grandchildren (up to 21 years of age) on each visit.

Package Prices:

1 Year: $70 2 Year: $135 3 Year: $200

Individual Plus

1 Year

$73

Covers the person whose name appears on the card. Allows you one free guest each visit. Includes ten ride tickets (train or carousel).

Package Prices:

1 Year: $73 2 Year: $141 3 Year: $209

Individual

1 Year

$45

Covers only the person whose name appears on the card.

Package Prices:

1 Year: $45 2 Year: $85 3 Year: $125

Supporting

1 Year

$160

Covers two adults and their children (to 21 years of age) residing in the household. Allows you two free guests each visit. Includes ten ride tickets (train or carousel) and a Zoo tote bag.

Package Prices:

1 Year: $160 2 Year: $315 3 Year: $470


Please allow 2 - 3 weeks to process your membership.

Save BIG by joining for more than one year.


Membership levels comparison at a glance. Choose membership level above to purchase.

LEVEL

1 YEAR

2 YEAR

3 YEAR

Individual $45 $85 $125
Individual Plus $73 $141 $209
Grandparents $70 $135 $200
Grandparents Plus $98 $191 $284
Family $90 $175 $260
Family Plus $118 $231 $344
Supporting $160 $315 $470
Sponsor $250 $495 $740

Benefits

BY BECOMING A BUFFALO ZOO MEMBER, YOU’LL RECEIVE A YEAR ‘ROUND PASS TO GREAT ANIMAL ADVENTURES, ENLIGHTENING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, AND SENSATIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS. A BUFFALO ZOO MEMBERSHIP ALSO ALLOWS DISCOUNTED ACCESS TO ZOOS THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA. TO VIEW THE MANY INSTITUTIONS THAT PARTICIPATE IN THE RECIPROCITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM, CLICK HERE: Reciprocity List

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Membership Bonus Package

Benefits may be obtained by showing your valid Buffalo Zoo membership card. Please note that these offers cannot be combined with other offers.

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Reciprocal List

A Buffalo Zoo membership allows discounted access to zoos and aquariums throughout North America. Click on the list below to see the zoos and aquariums that offer you reduced admission when you present your valid Buffalo Zoo membership card. Most institutions participating in the reciprocity program will require membership verification and secondary I.D. However, membership databases are not linked so contact the zoo or aquarium of your destination to confirm their policies. Click the link below to check the AZA's current list of participating institutions. AZA Reciprocity List If you have any questions about membership, e-mail us at zoomem@buffalozoo.org or call us at (716) 995-6131. Office hours are Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 p.m. In addition to the AZA reciprocity list, the Buffalo Zoo has reciprocity agreements with the institutions listed below. The discount is 50% off unless otherwise noted.

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