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Adopt a species! Support the care of 2,000 animals at the National Zoo and the Smithsonian Conservation and Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia.

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Have FONZ Membership Card, Will Travel

One of the great benefits of being a FONZ member is free or discounted admission to other reciprocating zoos and aquariums, and in some cases, discounts in their shops.

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The zoos and aquariums listed below offer free or discounted entrance admission to current FONZ members. It is important to note that these arrangements are subject to change so we recommend calling ahead to confirm this information before you travel. Phone numbers and links to websites are provided for your convenience.

When visiting these institutions, please present your current FONZ membership card and an ID. If you encounter any difficulties in receiving reciprocal benefits, please advise the FONZ Membership Office at 202.633.3042.

Visitors to the National Zoo who are current members of one of these reciprocating zoos or aquariums receive ten percent off purchases at National Zoo gift shops on the grounds of the Zoo. This discount does not apply to items on sale.

Please note: The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore does not reciprocate with the National Zoo. For a full list of reciprocating institutions please refer to the list below.


Please select a location below to view a listing of zoos and aquariums that reciprocate with the National Zoo.



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