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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.

Purchase your membership online and present your confirmation email at the gate for free admission. Your membership card(s) will be mailed to you when your application has been processed. (Allow up to two weeks for processing.) Need your membership materials immediately? Buy your membership at our admission gate, open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it will become effective right away.

Please note: While every effort is being made to expedite memberships purchased as holiday gifts, it may take a week or more for your purchase to be processed and delivered. If you’d like your gift sooner, the staff at our admissions gate can produce membership gifts while you wait.

The admission gate is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will close at 1:30 pm on Christmas Eve. The Zoo is closed on Christmas Day.

Thank you for thinking of the Zoo this holiday season! 

Levels

Click on the tabs below to choose a Membership level.

Family Plus

1 Year

$105

Covers two adults and their children (to 21 years of age) residing in the household. Five FREE parking vouchers, ten ride tickets (train or carousel). Allows you ONE FREE guest EACH visit.

Package Prices:

1 Year: $105 2 Year: $205 3 Year: $305

Family

1 Year

$80

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

Package Prices:

1 Year: $80 2 Year: $155 3 Year: $230

Grandparents Plus

1 Year

$85

Covers two grandparents and up to five grandchildren on each visit. Five FREE parking vouchers, ten ride tickets (train or carousel). Allows you ONE FREE guest EACH visit.

Package Prices:

1 Year: $85 2 Year: $165 3 Year: $245

Grandparents

1 Year

$65

Covers two grandparents and up to five grandchildren on each visit.

Package Prices:

1 Year: $65 2 Year: $125 3 Year: $185

Individual Plus

1 Year

$70

Covers only the person whose name appears on the card. Five FREE parking vouchers, ten ride tickets (train or carousel). Allows you ONE FREE guest EACH visit.

Package Prices:

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

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

$150

Cover two adults and their children (to 21 years of age) residing in the household. Five FREE parking vouchers, ten ride tickets (train or carousel). Allows you TWO FREE guest EACH visit. PLUS...Zoo tote bag, Annual Report recognition.

Package Prices:

1 Year: $150 2 Year: $295 3 Year: $440


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 $70 $135 $200
Grandparents $65 $125 $185
Grandparents Plus $85 $165 $245
Family $80 $155 $230
Family Plus $105 $205 $305
Supporting $150 $295 $440
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

Membership Benefits

  • FREE admission to the Zoo, year ‘round
  • FREE subscription to our quarterly newsletter, ZOOLOG
  • (2) FREE guest passes (a $25 value)
  • (1) FREE parking voucher (a $5 value)
  • FREE membership window decal
  • 10% discount at Zootique gift shop on purchases of $10 or more
  • 20% discount at Zootique gift shop on purchases of $50 or more
  • REDUCED or FREE admission to over 100 zoos and aquariums
  • Birthday party discount of $3 per child
  • Special members only events
  • Bonus benefits at area businesses

Discounted Tickets & Prices

Movie and car wash tickets are available at Guest Services Office during regular Zoo hours or by phone* with a credit card, and through the mail.

  • AMC Tickets $10.50
  • Dipson Tickets $7.75
  • Regal Movie Tickets $8.50
  • Delta Sonic Car Wash $6.00
  • Delta Sonic Superkiss $11.00

* Prices subject to change

Membership Bonus Package

Discounted tickets must be obtained through the Zoo, prices subject to change. All other benefits may be obtained by showing your valid Buffalo Zoo membership card.

  • AFRICAN LION SAFARI
    1386 Cooper Road (519) 623-2620
    15% off regular admission
  • PAUL ANTONIO MAGIC & VARIETY ACT
    587-2743
    $25.00 OFF any magic show. $15. off any costumed character appearance. Not to be combined with other offers. Paul Antonio is a multiple award winner, Best of Buffalo 2011-2016. Available for corporate events, weddings, birthday parties, festivals, schools and daycares. 100% good clean fun!
  • AQUARIUM OF NIAGARA
    701 Whirlpool Street 285-3575
    50% off regular admission.
  • BIRD KINGDOM AT THE NIAGARA FALLS AVIARY
    5651 River Rd. (905)356-8888
    50% off regular admission
  • BOB & JOHN'S LA HACIENDA
    1545 Hertel Ave (716) 836-5411
    10% off check before tax.
  • CPR - CELL PHONE REPAIR
    1246 Niagara Falls Blvd. (716)-473-7334
    $15 off any purchase more than $99.00 ($99 minimum sales excluding taxes). Not valid with other offers or previous purchases. Zoo membership cards must be valid at time of purchase.
  • ETTORE-WINTER PHOTOGRAPHERS
    1823 Eggert Rd. 822-2175
    15% off any order. Not valid with other offers.
  • FAIRY CAKES CUPCAKERY & BAKESHOP
    289 Parkside Ave. 688-0361
    10% off purchase. Not valid with other offers.
  • FANTASY ISLAND
    2400 Grand Island Blvd. (716)-773-7591
    $10.00 off a Fantasy Island Season’s pass. Not valid with other offers or discounts.
  • FLOWERS BY JOHNNY
    2803 Delaware Ave. (716)-874-3000
    10% discount on all local orders. Not valid with other offers.
  • FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S MARTIN HOUSE COMPLEX
    125 Jewett Pkwy. 856-3858
    $5 off Martin House Associate Membership.
  • MAIN STAGE STUDIOS LLC
    367 Delaware Ave. 713-4130
    50% off your first voice lesson (for new students only). Not valid with other offers.
  • ROLLY POLLIES
    EAST AMHERST 9630 Transit Rd. 689-6151 & ORCHARD PARK 4058 North Buffalo Rd. 662-7424
    Zoo members receive $10 off a full nine-week gym session at either facility.
  • SIT N STAY PET SERVICES
    P O Box 844 822-3287
    10% discount on pet sitting and dog walking service for NEW clients. Multi-day discounts for dog walking. $20 off an eight-hour Pet First Aid Classes.
  • SNYDER LAW OFFICE, ADAM MARKEL, ESQ
    3976 Seneca St. (716) 675-1066
    Discounted legal services. Receive a basic will for $200 per person or $300 for a couple. Will includes basic trust for children and guardianship. Must show valid membership card.
  • WESSELMANN’S DRY CLEANERS
    564 Colvin Ave. 875-3141
    10% discount on dry cleaning. Not valid with other offers.Bonus benefits are valid through May 31, 2019.

* Prices subject to change

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.