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May is for Members

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Special rates! Special discounts! Special experiences!

If you're a Friends of the National Zoo member, you know the impact your membership has on the Zoo's mission to save species. The tickets you purchase, the camps and classes you attend, and the food and souvenirs you enjoy all have a huge impact on conservation work here and around the world.

So, for the entire month of May, FONZ would like to say thank you!

May is for Members at the Zoo, which means that every single day of the month will bring a special offer or discount—just for FONZ members.

There's one more big benefit for the month of May. If you renew at the Premier through Benefactor Circle membership levels between May 1 and 31, you'll receive an additional two months of membership, a discount on the membership itself, and a free (adorable) tote bag. Whether your membership is expiring in May or you want to take advantage of a 14-month long membership at a reduced rate, you can make it happen by renewing in May.

FONZ member tote featuring lemur artwork

If you're not currently a member, no problem. Join FONZ at the Premier through Benefactor Circle membership levels in May and you'll also receive the extra two months of membership, discount, and tote—and you can take advantage of all of the May is for Members benefits immediately.

JOIN OR RENEW TODAY

Start planning your May visits. Show your active membership card or proof of membership to receive these offers and discounts.

Daily Specials During the Month of May

Mondays

egg rolls on a plate

FREE egg roll with purchase of an entrée at the Panda Overlook Café. Also, stop by the Visitor Center to enter to win an exclusive tour at the Zoo.*

Tuesdays

man with a child riding the Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel

Buy one ticket (per rider), ride the rest of the day FREE on the Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel.

Wednesdays

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All members receive 25% off gift shop purchases.

Thursdays

cups of soda

Buy one 16 oz fountain drink, get one FREE at any location that serves fountain drinks.

Fridays

Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel

Buy one ticket (per rider), ride the rest of the day FREE on the Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel.

Saturdays

box of popcorn with popcorn in the background

Buy one popcorn, get one FREE. (Offer excludes souvenir buckets.)

Sundays

Pick up your FREE Member shopping tote at any gift shop or information booth.

* Four winners will be chosen randomly. Three winners will receive a guided specialty tour of the Zoo; one grand prize winner will win a behind-the-scenes, Council-level tour of an animal exhibit (Panda House excluded).