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Membership is a great way to support the outstanding wildlife conservation work of the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and ensure that your family's experience at the Zoo is always special and enriching.

Friends of the National Zoo

General Membership

Support your free Zoo and become a FONZ member.
Starting at $64
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Circle Membership

Circle-level members take their conservation contribution to the next level.
Starting at $250
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Council Membership

Council members play an integral role in supporting the work we do to save species.
Starting at $2,500
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Attend zoo events at a discounthelp preserve biodiversity for future generationsVisit often and attend keeper talks and demosEnjoy your free ridesSupport conservation through educationSave on parking, food, and gift shop purchasesHelps save species around the worldSupport critical funding to zoo projects

For more information about FONZ memberships, please visit the Membership FAQs page.