Membership Information

Membership...the best family value in town!

Join Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo and enjoy free admission for an entire year! Membership is your year-long pass to adventure - enjoy special benefits, members' only events, newsletters and exhibit sneak peeks.

Purchase or Renew a Membership

Please Note: We are experiencing intermittent issues with our membership form. If you have any concerns, please call 225-775-3877, extension 212. 

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MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

  1. INDIVIDUAL

    $37 One adult named on the card

  2. INDIVIDUAL + 3

    $69 One adult named on the card plus 3 guests* per visit

  3. HOUSEHOLD

    $59 Maximum of 2 adults named on card living at the same address and their unmarried, dependent children ages 17 or under OR grandchildren ages 17 or under

  4. HONORARY KEEPER

    $84 Same as Household plus 4 guests per visit

  5. SAFARI CLUB

    $165 Same as Honorary Keeper plus 4 one-time-use train tickets • Annual listing in newsletter • Invitation plus 4 complimentary tickets to Breakfast with the Animals

  6. DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE

    $265 Same as Safari Club plus four additional one-time use train tickets totaling up to 8 • Invitation to participate in an exclusive Director's Circle Animal Enrichment Encounter

  7. OPTIONAL ADD-ONS NANNY/CAREGIVER

    $15 Expand your benefits to bring a caregiver with you or to send your children or grandchildren (ages 17 or under) to the Zoo with a caregiver when you cannot come yourself. Available at the Household, Honorary Keeper, Safari Club and Director's Circle levels only.

  8. ANNUAL TRAIN PASS (NEW!)

    Love the train? Enjoy unlimited free rides year-round with our new annual train pass for Friends of the Zoo members only. Passes are good from time of purchase until the expiration of your membership. The number of riders allowed with your train pass will commensurate with the total number of individuals included on your membership. Available at all membership levels

Pricing

  • $35 when purchased during the purchase of a new/renewed/gift membership
  • $40 when purchased after purchase of a new/renewed/gift membership
  • $20 when purchased within six months of current membership expiration

To purchase your annual train pass, please call (225)775-3877 ext. 212 or visit the Zoo. 

Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

 

RECIPROCAL ZOOS

Do you love Zoos? More than 150 zoos and aquariums will provide FREE or discounted admission with your membership card. What a deal!

Click here for an updated list of participating Zoos and Aquariums.

 

GIFT MEMBERSHIPS

Give the gift of membership - a year-long pass to adventure. A gift membership to Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo for a family member or friend is a great treat for birthdays, Christmas or to say "thank you." Click here to begin your gift membership.

 

MATCHING GIFTS

Your support of Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo could be doubled if your employer offers a matching gift program. Many employers will match your charitable contribution portion of your Zoo membership fee. The process is quick and simple. Please complete your employer's matching gift form and mail it to the Membership Department. We will take care of the rest!

Mail to:

  1. Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo
  2. Attn: Membership Department Matching Gifts
  3. 3601 Thomas Road
  4. Baton Rouge, LA 70807