Members are our strongest champions of animal conservation and wildlife research! Membership gifts help us fulfill our mission to save species through science, education and global conservation work.

When you become a member, you receive exclusive benefits like special opportunities to meet our Zoo residents, discounts at our stores and more. 

Member Parking Passes

Membership at the Premier ($92) level and above includes a limited number of free parking passes. To use your membership benefits, parking must be reserved in advance of your visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about your Smithsonian National Zoo Membership? Get the answers to your questions on our FAQ page.