Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



Donor Membership Levels

Join at the donor level and become part of a prestigious group that offers significant support to the Zoo. Donor memberships start at just $250 a year and include all of the FONZ Household membership benefits as well as priority registration for special programs, donor recognition, special guided tours, VIP events, and much more.


Overview of benefits for these levels.

Membership Clubs

FONZ members can join these clubs:

  • SCBI Club (Smithsonian Conservation and Biology Institute) $30
    Help support the critical efforts of the Smithsonian Conservation and Biology Institute scientists who specialize in saving wildlife, conserving habitats, and restoring species to the wild. SCBI Club members receive a free parking pass to the Autumn Conservation Festival at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia. CRC membership is only available to FONZ members.
  • Smithsonian Migratory Bird Club (MBC) $30
    Migratory Bird Club members help the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center support bird conservation around the world. Plus, Migratory Bird Club members get exclusive benefits, including local and regional bird walks and field trips with a Smithsonian ornithologist, invitations to bird-themed lectures, an information-packed e-newsletter, migratory bird computer wallpaper, and a Bird Friendly Coffee baseball cap. MBC membership is only available to FONZ members.
  • FONZ Photo Club
    FONZ members have the opportunity to help the FONZ Photo Club. The FONZ Photo Club brings photographers of all skill levels together in a welcoming environment to share and learn about zoo photography. The club also raises money to support the Zoo by selling members’ photographic work at special events. You must be a FONZ member to join the FONZ Photo Club.


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