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Fort Worth Zoo membership

Become a Fort Worth Zoo member and enjoy wild savings and benefits!

  • Unlimited admission to the Zoo every day during regular operating hours
  • FREE parking — save $5 each time you visit
  • $3 discount off one-day Zoo admission for your guests*
  • $1 off tickets for the Yellow Rose Express Train
  • $1 off tickets for the Country Carousel
  • 20 percent discount on tickets to Safari Splash
  • 10 percent discount at all merchandise locations (excludes rentals) and most food locations 
  • 50 percent discount at more than 100 zoos and aquariums across America. (See a list of participating AZA facilities.)

  • 25 percent discount on admission to Stingray Cove
  • FREE subscription to “Roar!” magazine and “Tracks” newsletter
  • 10 percent discount on birthday parties at the Zoo (maximum 30 people)
  • Discounts on Zoo education programs
  • Special invitations to members-only events
  • Discounts on Zoo special events such as Zoo Run and Beastro
  • Free admission to Boo at the Zoo

*Not valid on half-price Wednesdays or for special events; may not be combined with other discount offers; limit six tickets per visit, please.
Click here for additional information on the Zoo's membership program.


Membership Prices

Apply your admission cost (one admission ticket per membership) from your visit to the cost of a Zoo membership! We’ll honor your tickets for seven days. Mail in your ticket and application form or visit Member Services and present your ticket in person.

Become a Fort Worth Zoo member today and begin enjoying your tremendous savings. Your Membership more than pays for itself in just three visits. Customize your annual Fort Worth Zoo Membership with these flexible options:


  • Ages 18 and older, residing in the same household
  • Primary membership must be an adult member
  • First adult: $64
  • Second adult: $64
  • Additional adult: $64 each

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  • Ages 3 to 17, residing in the same household
  • Toddlers (2 and younger) are free with an adult
  • First child: $32
  • Second child: $32
  • Additional children: $32 each
  • A child membership can only be purchased in addition to an adult membership or if an adult is listed as a primary account holder.


  • Only valid with a current university ID
  • All student memberships must be purchased in person at Guest Relations
  • $56


  • Ages 65 and older, residing in the same household
  • First adult: $52
  • Second adult: $52
  • Additional adult: $52 each

Guest Pass

  • Can only be purchased in addition to an adult membership.
  • Members can use this card to bring a different guest with them on each visit.
  • Good for one guest per visit.
  • $90

Your membership is valid for one full year from the last day of the month of purchase. For example, if you purchase a membership on January 10, 2020, it will be valid until January 31, 2021.

How to Join


Use our web membership form. Please allow 72 hours for processing.


Complete the application form and submit via fax, mail or in-person at the Zoo.


Fax your completed application to 817-759-7401.


Visit Member Services, located at the front of the Zoo by the turnstiles.


Mail completed application with payment to:
Fort Worth Zoo
Attn: Membership
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, Texas 76110
** Please allow seven days for processing. Prices subject to change.


Call Member Services at 817-759-7333.

AZA Membership Reciprocity Program

AZA Reciprocity Program with your Fort Worth Zoo Membership

  • As an added member benefit, you can use your Fort Worth Zoo membership to receive half-price admission (unless noted otherwise) at more than 100 zoos and aquariums across America. You can find a list of participating institutions on the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s (AZA) website:

  • Discounts may differ and participating institutions are subject to change. It’s best to always call the institution prior to visiting for their most current Reciprocity Program information.
  • Remember to have your Fort Worth Zoo membership cards with you at other facilities. The Fort Worth Zoo will not refund admission tickets to other zoos if membership cards are not presented.


AZA Reciprocity Program with a participating zoo membership

  • The number of visitors admitted to the Fort Worth Zoo for half-price reciprocity admission is no more than six individuals.
  • The discount is only available at the Front Gate and discount cannot be applied to online ticket purchases. Discount does not apply to in-park purchases.
  • Reciprocity half-price admission applies only during regular operating hours and may exclude special events, exhibits and attractions requiring additional fees.
  • Reciprocity half-price admission is not available on Wednesdays.
  • The AZA list of participating facilities and discounts are subject to change without notice.


Questions about AZA reciprocity? Call Member Services at 817-759-7333

Become a Donor Today!

All Annual Fund donors of $250 or more receive all the benefits of membership for two adults and up to four children, ages 3 to 17. Learn more here.

The Fort Worth Zoo reserves the right to terminate or deny Membership at any time by advising the Member or prospective Member verbally and/or in writing. Cause for termination includes harassing the animals, staff or guests of the Zoo; inappropriate conduct or behavior, including, but not limited to, disruptive, abusive or violent behaviors; or for failing to comply with Membership terms and conditions or abusing privileges.

The Fort Worth Zoo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Payments for memberships may be tax-deductible as a charitable contribution. Consult your tax advisor. 

Membership Reopening FAQ:

Has my membership been extended to make up for the time the Zoo was closed?

Yes, the Zoo has automatically extended all memberships an additional three months to reflect the time of closure.

Why do I have to make a reservation?

The Zoo has enacted a reservation system for the health and safety of all guests and staff. Reservations help control the flow of people in the Zoo and distribute guests throughout the day.

How long will the reservation policy be in place?

This policy is temporary and will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Thank you for your patience as we try to best accommodate guest needs alongside local and state directives.

Is the Zoo enforcing a capacity?

Yes. The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas has directed zoos to operate at a capacity no greater than 25 percent of the normal operating limits.

Do members get special consideration in the reservation process?

Yes, a percentage of each day’s tickets will be held back for members.

How soon can I make reservations to visit?

You can make your reservations within three days of your visit to the Zoo.
For example, you'd like to visit the Zoo on June 5, you can make your reservations starting June 2.

How many reservations can I make at one time?

Members can make one reservation per active membership. As always, you can visit as often as you like for free, but you will need a new reservation each time.

Can I make reservations for non-zoo members?

Yes, there is an option to purchase guest tickets on the same web page where members make reservations. Remember, member guests receive a $3 discount on admission tickets!

Do I need to make a reservation for children 2 years old or younger?

Children age 2 and younger do not need an online reservation.

Can I change my reservations?

No, reservations cannot be exchanged or canceled once they are made.

I didn’t receive a confirmation email. What do I do?

Please check the spam or junk folders of your inbox. If you still can’t find the email, you can locate the tickets on your Zoo account. To access the account, visit the ticket reservations page and log in with your membership ID.

Do I need to print my reservation?

You can either print your reservation confirmation or you can show the barcode on your mobile device when you arrive at the Zoo’s entry. You will also need to show your member ID card.

The timeslots I wanted are full – what do I do?

The Zoo adds new time slots each day, 72 hours in advance. If you require a particular time slot, we recommend making reservations no later than three days prior to your planned visit.

I missed my reserved time slot. Can I still enter the Zoo?

In order to control the flow of people in the Zoo and to distribute guests throughout the day, Zoo admission can only occur within the reserved timeslot (e.g., If your reserved timeslot is 9 a.m. to noon, you can no longer enter beginning at 12:01 p.m.). Early or late arrivals cannot be accommodated.

How long can I stay for my Zoo visit?

All members and guests are required to arrive within their designated time slot, but there is not a required exit time.

Am I required to wear a mask?

Zoo members and guests are encouraged, but not required, to wear a mask. All staff members will be wearing masks.

Will restaurants be open?

While some dining areas remain closed, food and beverages will be available at multiple locations. Please note that for health purposes, all water fountains are closed. Free water cups are available at Savanna Grill, Croc Café and Bluebonnet Café. Bottled water is also available at open restaurants and vending machines throughout the Zoo.

Will parts of the Zoo remain closed?

In compliance with directives from the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas, the following buildings, attractions and exhibits are closed or operating at a limited capacity: Museum of Living Art (outdoor only), Penguins (outdoor only), Texas Wild! Gulf Coast, Texas Wild! Mountains & Deserts, World of Primates (outdoor only).

Will attractions like the train and carousel be open?

The Yellow Rose Express Train, Country Carousel, Toyota Children’s Ranch & Petting Corral and Parrot Paradise will all be open but operating with limited capacity in order to comply with directives from the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas.

The following attractions are closed: Safari Splash (until June 8), Hall of Wonders, Play Barn, Tasmanian Tower, Texas Nature Traders, Weather Theater, Wild West Shooting Gallery.

When will Safari Splash open?

Safari Splash will open on June 8. Capacity will be limited in order to comply with state directives. Tickets can be purchased onsite and will not be available online.

Is the Zoo going to host Member Mondays this year?

Unfortunately, in light of the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the Zoo’s subsequent adjusted operating hours, Member Mondays have been canceled. Keep an eye on your inbox for future member-exclusive events and perks.

Is the Zoo implementing additional safety or sanitization efforts?

In addition to timed entry, limited attendance in the park and a ticketless reservation system, the Zoo is putting additional health and safety measures in place:

  • Temporary closure of indoor exhibits
  • Restaurant and merchandise locations operating at 25-percent capacity
  • In addition to plentiful restrooms, increased handwashing stations have been temporarily installed throughout the park.
  • Designated cleaning team to increase sanitization of hard and frequently touched surfaces
  • Increased signage encouraging the importance of handwashing, mask wearing and social distancing

My membership was due to expire while the Zoo was closed. What do I do?

Your membership was automatically extended three months (e.g., if your membership was set to expire at the end of April, it will now expire July 31). Membership prices increased in March, but we save the best deal for our current members! If you renew your membership before it expires, you can pay 2019 prices for a 2020 membership. Renew your membership online by visiting

Is the reciprocal membership program active right now?

Not at this time. It will be available again when we return to regular ticket/membership operations.

I’m a brand-new member and don’t have an ID number yet. How do I make reservations?

The Member Services office would be happy to provide you with a temporary ID number until your first visit as a member, when a permanent number can be assigned while making your ID card in person at the Zoo. Please call 817-759-7333.

I lost my member ID card. How do I make reservations?

The Member Services office would be happy to provide you with a temporary ID number until you can replace your member ID card in person at the Zoo. Please call 817-759-7333.

I still have questions – who do I contact?

Please call the Member Services office at 817-759-7333.