× As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums are temporarily closed. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our website and social media.
Share this page:



Welcome to the Smithsonian National Zoo Membership program! Over the next several weeks, we will 'bee' updating this page with new information, so please check back frequently!

We are currently working to build a new member program. If you would like to join or renew, please call 202-633-2922 or email ZooMembership@si.edu.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute has always been a great way to connect with animals while having fun with family and friends. When you become a member, you receive exclusive benefits like special opportunities to meet our Zoo residents, discounts at our stores and more. Please consider joining today!

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

Membership News

The National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (NZP/SCBI) and the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), an independent nonprofit organization, are dissolving their formal partnership.  Learn more.

Membership FAQs

Learn more about Smithsonian National Zoo Membership in these FAQs.