Nine Reasons I am a Detroit Zoo Member
#1 Unlimited Admission for one Year
We have on many occasions went to the zoo simply to visit one exhibit. The kids want to visit the park, and that is it? Okay! I don’t hear myself saying, “I didn’t spend $40 on admission so you can play at the park.” If the kids get cranky and stop following directions if can pack it up and leave and not feel like my money was wasted on the visit.
Being a member allows you to visit the zoo at your leisure and pace your visit based on your children’s ability, mood, the weather, your schedule, etc. And they are open year round, making it a perfect place to go in the winter when you have cabin fever.
|We love to visit the Zoo in the Winter!|
#2 Free Parking
#3 Zoo Member Entrance
#4 The Zoo is a Great Learning Resource
“Mom, what does a frog’s foot look like?”
“I don’t know, let’s go see.”
And we are off to the zoo to check out the frogs.
Sure we could go online and check it out, but there is just something about seeing animals right in front of you that makes the information stick a bit better.
Each time we visit the girls learn something new. We see something new. We read a sign we didn’t read, a docent tells us a fun fact we didn’t know before. I love that the Zoo is a learning experience for all of us. From biology to conservation to even map reading skills, there is a lot to be gained from a trip to the zoo.
|Rosa gets the opportunity to feel a camel pelt.|
#5 Wild Summer Nights
This year the zoo is staying open late on Wednesdays and Thursdays in July and August until 8 pm. This gives guests a chance to see the animals when it isn’t so hot so some of the animals may be more active than they are during the afternoon.
The Detroit Zoo also hosts live bands on Wednesday evenings in July and August. You can bring a blanket or lawn chair and sit back and enjoy the music. Usually, the kids have a grand time dancing along to the summer sounds and it makes for a great evening.
#6 Member Cups
If you enjoy soda or lemonade, you can get a member cup. The cup is good for the rest of the year and you can get unlimited refills on fountain drinks at the zoo.
Special Members-only souvenir cup
- Buy one cup for $13.99
- Buy two cups for $12.99 each
- Buy three cups for $9.99 each
#7 Discounts on Merchandise and Classes
- 10% off regular-priced merchandise at gift shops and stands
- 20% off regular-priced merchandise during MemberFest
- Discounts on classes vary.
#8 Discounts to Other Zoos
With your membership to the Detroit Zoo, you will receive a discount to Zoos all across the United States. Due to the close proximity of the Toledo Zoo they do not offer a reciprocal benefit to these venues. SEA LIFE Michigan even offers a reciprocal discount for Detroit Zoo members! Zoo members can get 50% off walk-up tickets at SEA LIFE if they bring their membership card.
See a list of all the locations.
|Get 50% zoo admission all across the United States.|