Gift Memberships

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Give or renew the gift of membership to a friend!

This holiday season, give the gift of FONZ membership! A FONZ membership will send your friends and family on a fun-filled journey with exclusive experiences, free parking, members-only celebrations, and discounts on shopping and event tickets. But the perks don't stop there! Your gift membership supports the Smithsonian's National Zoo's mission to save species. Gift memberships are offered at the Premier and Premier Plus levels.

Gift Membership Options

Cost: $80.00

As a FONZ member at the Premier level, you get to enjoy all the exciting benefits from a Basic membership, and many more. Plus, you know how crucial your membership contribution is to the Zoo's critical work here and abroad, and you want to get even more involved.

Benefits

  • Free parking while visiting the Zoo
  • Up to two named cardholders per household
  • Free carousel ride coupons
  • 10% discount in Zoo stores
  • Quarterly subscription to Smithsonian Zoogoer magazine
  • Discounts on stroller rentals
  • 10% discount coupons for food purchases
  • Discounts on popular Zoo event tickets
  • Discounts on Zoo camps, classes, and overnights
  • Free or discounted admission to over 100 other zoos and aquariums nationwide
  • Invitations to member-only previews and exhibit openings
  • Invitations to special events
  • Access to birthday parties at the Zoo
  • Zoo Friends e-newsletter
  • Access to the FONZ Photo Club
  • Access to the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Club ($30)
  • Access to the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Club ($30)

FONZ Birthday Parties

Lion holding birthday present The opportunity to hold a FONZ Birthday Party is a benefit provided to all FONZ members. Parties are for children turning ages 2 to 8, and for a maximum of 16 to 20 children, depending on the party room.
Cost: $110.00

Membership at the Premier Plus level is one of the most popular and there's definitely a  good reason. As a Premier Plus member, you get to enjoy all the great benefits from the Premier level, plus some exclusive extras. On top of that, you share in our passion and dedication to support the Zoo in their mission to save species.

Benefits

  • Up to three named cardholders per household
  • Free parking while visiting the Zoo
  • Free carousel ride coupons
  • Free fountain drink coupons
  • 10% discount in Zoo stores
  • Priority enrollment for birthday parties
  • Priority enrollment for Snore & Roar overnights
  • Priority enrollment for children’s camps
  • Discounts on stroller rentals
  • 10% discount coupons for food purchases
  • Discounts on popular Zoo event tickets
  • Discounts on Zoo camps, classes, and overnights
  • Free or discounted admission to over 100 other zoos and aquariums nationwide
  • Invitations to member-only previews and exhibit openings
  • Invitations to special events
  • Access to birthday parties at the Zoo
  • Quarterly subscription to Smithsonian Zoogoer magazine
  • Zoo Friends e-newsletter
  • Access to the FONZ Photo Club
  • Access to the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Club ($30)
  • Access to the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Club ($30)

FONZ Birthday Parties

Lion holding birthday present The opportunity to hold a FONZ Birthday Party is a benefit provided to all FONZ members. Parties are for children turning ages 2 to 8, and for a maximum of 16 to 20 children, depending on the party room.