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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Patron Membership

Become a Patron or renew. ($250)

As a Patron member you will receive the following exclusive benefits:

  • 10 percent discount in National Zoo Stores
  • Invitations to exclusive events
  • One car pass to the Autumn Conservation Festival at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia
  • Recognition in Smithsonian Zoogoer

plus all the benefits of Premier+ Membership:

  • Free parking while visiting the Zoo during regular daylight hours
  • Smithsonian Zoogoer magazine
  • Annual member event
  • Free or discounted admission to and discounts at more than 100 zoos and aquariums nationwide
  • Discounts on tickets to popular Zoo events
  • Invitations to previews of new exhibits
  • Priority registration for camps
  • Priority registration for classes and workshops
  • Priority registration for Snore & Roar overnights
  • Priority registration for birthday parties at the Zoo
  • Discount on stroller rentals
  • 3 Free Coupons Each: Carousel, Fountain Drink, Discount Food 10%
  • Additional membership card for grandparent or nanny

Become a Patron or renew ($250)

Automatic membership renewal now available!   Learn more about auto-renewal

Even if you have a current FONZ membership that is not set to expire soon you can upgrade today and your membership will be extended for a year.

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