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Spend the year with your friends and family at Potter Park Zoo!  Visit as many times as you like for one low price. Get started by choosing the membership that’s right for you. You can also purchase any of our membership packages at the zoo during regular hours.

Interested in giving a membership as a gift? 

A membership to Potter Park Zoo is a great gift for friends and family during the holiday season. If you are interested in purchasing a membership gift certificate contact our Membership Services Department at 517-342-2717 or e-mail

Already A Member?

Click here to renew, edit your member profile, or access some of your benefit discounts.

Please note: current or previous members have been assigned log-in IDs on our new membership system. For your first time logging on, click on “Need help logging on?” below the password box and follow the instructions to “reset” your password. This will allow you to set your own unique password.

Basic Membership to the zoo includes:

  • Unlimited admission to the zoo for one year
  • One free guest per visit to Potter Park Zoo
  • Free or discounted admission to over 100 AZA accredited zoos and aquariums nationwide*
  • 10% Discount at the Zoovenier Gift Shop and Concessions throughout the zoo 
  • 15% Discount on Sundown Safari Family Camping, Birthday Parties and Zookambi Summer Camp 
  • Free Zoo Tales magazine and e-mail newsletter
  • Membership renewal discount if you renew online**
  • Special "Members Only Party" at the zoo 
  • Discounted admissions to Wine & Stein and Winter Wine & Stein 


Deluxe Membership to the zoo includes:

  • All Basic member benefits PLUS
  • Free parking at Potter Park Zoo on one vehicle per visit
  • Two free guests per visit at potter Park Zoo
  • Two tickets to Wine & Stein event in May each year 
  • 15% Discount at the Zoovenier Gift Shop and Concessions throughout the zoo 
  • Free admission to Boo at the Zoo and Wonderland of Lights events


Premium Membership at the zoo includes: 

  • All Basic and Deluxe member benefits PLUS
  • 6 Guest Passes per membership year 
  • 4 Parking Passes for guest vehicles per year 
  • 6 Pony Rides or Seed Sticks per membership year 
  • Two tickets to Winter Wine & Stein 
  • One Docent Led Tour for 4 people offered in April, June, August and October


*This discount is typically 50 percent. Check out the reciprocal list and the information below to see all the other zoos and aquariums where your membership works.

**$5 off Basic; $10 off Deluxe; $15 off Premium for online renewals. 



Reciprocal Zoo/Aquarium Program 

Always call ahead when planning to visit a zoo or aquarium to confirm their reciprocity discount. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) reciprocity list contains member institutions that agree to grant free or reduced admission to members of other participating institutions. Occasionally that list changes without notice. 

In order for this reciprocal program to be honored, Potter Park Zoological Society members will be asked to present their membership card and a second form of identification when visiting another zoo. 

Please note the following items: 

  • The reciprocal list is subject to change without notice. 
  • When visiting reciprocal zoos, Potter Park Zoo members must present a current membership card. Other zoos don't have a way to verify your membership. 
  • Discounted admission will only be honored for the adult(s) named on the membership card and if a Family Membership, any children living in the household or grandchildren. Most institutions limit reciprocity to two adults and two children. 


Click here for the 2015 AZA Reciprocal List.

Potter Park Zoo also has a non-AZA Reciprocity Agreement with the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium - we offer their members a 50% discount on admission and our members get a 50% discount there. 



For additional information please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have questions, please contact our Membership Services Department at 517-342-2717. We would also be happy to take your membership order over the phone. Thank you for your interest!