Circle & Council Memberships

Increase your impact!

Looking for more benefits? Unlimited parking? Guided specialty tours?

Become part of a special group who receive exclusive Zoo access and benefits. Circle and Council membership gifts allow the Zoo to provide world-class care, nutrition and enrichment. And that is only half the story — the Zoo's scientists, veterinarians and wildlife biologists are hard at work saving species around the globe.


Upgrading from a General Membership ($74-$122) level? Contact zoomembership@si.edu for assistance.

Patron Circle

3 Adult Cardholders
4 Free Parking* Passes Annually
 

$250


Sponsor Circle

3 Adult Cardholders
4 Free Parking* Passes Annually
 

$500


Benefactor Circle

3 Adult Cardholders
Unlimited Free Parking* Passes
Guided Specialty Tour

$1,000


Director Council

3 Adult Cardholders
Unlimited Free Parking* Passes
Guided Specialty Tour
VIP Invites 
And Much More!

$2,500


Explorer Council

3 Adult Cardholders
Unlimited Free Parking* Passes  
Guided Specialty Tour
VIP Invites 
And much more!

$5,000


Ambassador Council

3 Adult Cardholders
Unlimited Free Parking Passes
Guided Specialty Tour
VIP Invites 
And much more!

$10,000



EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT

Guided Specialty Tours

Sponsor Circle ($500) level members and above are invited to register for one annual tour. The Animal Facts and History & Architecture tours are a great way to deepen your knowledge of the Zoo!

Director Council ($2,500) level members and above are invited to choose from two additional tours - Behind the Scenes and Science & Research.

Sponsor Circle ($500) & up

Animal Facts

Join a guide from the Zoo to learn about our wild and wonderful residents!

Sponsor Circle ($500) & up

History & Architecture

Follow historian and membership staff member Kim Smith for a fascinating journey through the Zoo’s rich history.

Director Council ($2,500) & up

Animal Care Behind the Scenes

Explore what it takes to keep the Zoo’s 2,100+ animals happy and healthy with a sneak peek into our animal care spaces.

Director Council ($2,500) & up

Science & Research

Visit the Front Royal, Virginia campus for the scoop on the site’s husbandry science and research.