Buy, Renew, or Gift A Membership

Fan of the flamingos? Like the lions? Partial to the primates? Whether it’s a new membership for yourself, or a gift of membership for someone else, your purchase will help towards our conservation efforts here in South Bend. There’s something for everyone with a wide variety of admission options based on your membership level of choice. Become a member today and enjoy 12 months of fun at the Zoo, discounts, and exclusive benefits all year. We appreciate you for being such a special part of the Potawatomi Zoo.

Please note: Membership cards take 3-4 weeks for processing.

While you wait for your membership cards, show your email confirmation and ID for immediate access to the Zoo.

  • Free unlimited regular admission to Potawatomi Zoo during normal operating hours, including extended summer hours, for one year from the date of purchase.
  • Discounted admission to over 150 zoos nationwide. View reciprocal AZA zoos here! Other zoos may have reciprocity with us as well. Check the FAQ page for more info. We recommend always calling a zoo in advance of visiting, whether they're listed on the reciprocal list or not. Benefits may have changed.
  • Discounts on Zoo camps and classes (registration on ticketing site required).
  • Discounts in the Zoo gift shop.
  • Discounts on select special events.
  • Free admission to Winter Days during the Zoo's off-season.
  • Subscription to UPROAR, the Potawatomi Zoo magazine about wildlife, Zoo events, animals, and staff.
  • A free copy of the conservation calendar featuring photos of Potawatomi Zoo animals taken by visitors. Delivered annually in December.
  • NEW! Member mornings beginning in June. The first Saturday of the month June - August, members are able to get in one hour (9am) before doors open to the public (10am).
To renew your Zoo Membership:
  1. Click on one of the option boxes below.
  2. You will go to our purchasing page.
  3. Log in to your Zoo Membership (or create an account if you haven't already).
  4. Then purchase your membership. This process will renew your existing membership for an additional year from your expiration date.
Some other tips:
  • It is very important that you enter your email address and contact information correctly so you can create a Zoo Membership account.
  • Make sure you add the number of children that are part of a family membership. If you're adding more than 6 children, you will need to pay an additional $5 for each additional child.
  • If you wish to have an unnamed companion, it must be purchased at the time you purchase your membership. Unnamed companions must attend the Zoo with a named member.
  • All named Zoo Members must show photo ID when they attend the Zoo.
To give a Zoo Membership:
  1. Click on one of the option boxes below.
  2. You will go to our purchasing page.
  3. Check the box that says "This membership is a gift."
  4. Then follow the steps to purchase a membership.
Some other tips:
  • Please enter the contact information of the primary RECIPIENT on the first page. You will enter YOUR information on the next page.
  • It is very important that you enter the email address and contact information of the primary recipient correctly so the recipient will be able to create a Zoo Membership account.
  • Make sure you add the number of children that are part of a family membership. If you're adding more than 6 children, you will need to pay an additional $5 for each additional child.
  • If you wish to purchase an unnamed companion, it must be added at the time you purchase the membership. Unnamed companions must attend the Zoo with a named member.
  • All named Zoo Members must show photo ID when they attend the Zoo.
Click this link to view all of the Zoo Membership FAQs.
You can contact the Zoo via email at info@potawatomizoo.org. We will answer your email as quickly as possible, but it may take several days. Please read the Zoo Membership FAQs first to see if we've already addressed your question.

Questions about Zoo Memberships?
Check out our FAQ here!

Buy, Renew, or Gift A Membership

Fan of the flamingos? Lover of the lions? Partial to the primates? Whether it’s a new membership for yourself, or a gift of membership for someone else, your purchase will help towards our conservation efforts here in South Bend. There’s something for everyone with a wide variety of admission options based on your membership level of choice. Become a member today and enjoy 12 months of fun at the Zoo, discounts, and exclusive benefits all year. We appreciate you for being such a special part of the Potawatomi Zoo.

Please note: Membership cards take 3-4 weeks for processing.

While you wait for your membership cards, show your email confirmation and ID for immediate access to the Zoo.

Questions about Zoo Memberships?
Check out our FAQ here!

  • Free unlimited regular admission to Potawatomi Zoo during normal operating hours, including extended summer hours, for one year from the date of purchase.
  • Discounted admission to over 150 zoos nationwide. View reciprocal AZA zoos here! Other zoos may have reciprocity with us as well. Check the FAQ page for more info. We recommend always calling a zoo in advance of visiting, whether they're listed on the reciprocal list or not. Benefits may have changed.
  • Discounts on Zoo camps and classes (registration on ticketing site required).
  • Discounts in the Zoo gift shop.
  • Discounts on select special events.
  • Free admission to Winter Days during the Zoo's off-season.
  • Subscription to UPROAR, the Potawatomi Zoo magazine about wildlife, Zoo events, animals, and staff.
  • A free copy of the conservation calendar featuring photos of Potawatomi Zoo animals taken by visitors. Delivered annually in December.
  • NEW! Member mornings beginning in June. The first Saturday of the month June - August, members are able to get in one hour (9am) before doors open to the public (10am).
To renew your Zoo Membership:
  1. Click on one of the option boxes below.
  2. You will go to our purchasing page.
  3. Log in to your Zoo Membership (or create an account if you haven't already).
  4. Then purchase your membership. This process will renew your existing membership for an additional year from your expiration date.
Some other tips:
  • It is very important that you enter your email address and contact information correctly so you can create a Zoo Membership account.
  • Make sure you add the number of children that are part of a family membership. If you're adding more than 6 children, you will need to pay an additional $5 for each additional child.
  • If you wish to have an unnamed companion, it must be purchased at the time you purchase your membership. Unnamed companions must attend the Zoo with a named member.
  • All named Zoo Members must show photo ID when they attend the Zoo.
To give a Zoo Membership:
  1. Click on one of the option boxes below.
  2. You will go to our purchasing page.
  3. Check the box that says "This membership is a gift."
  4. Then follow the steps to purchase a membership.
Some other tips:
  • Please enter the contact information of the primary RECIPIENT on the first page. You will enter YOUR information on the next page.
  • It is very important that you enter the email address and contact information of the primary recipient correctly so the recipient will be able to create a Zoo Membership account.
  • Make sure you add the number of children that are part of a family membership. If you're adding more than 6 children, you will need to pay an additional $5 for each additional child.
  • If you wish to purchase an unnamed companion, it must be added at the time you purchase the membership. Unnamed companions must attend the Zoo with a named member.
  • All named Zoo Members must show photo ID when they attend the Zoo.
Click this link to view all of the Zoo Membership FAQs.
You can contact the Zoo via email at info@potawatomizoo.org. We will answer your email as quickly as possible, but it may take several days. Please read the Zoo Membership FAQs first to see if we've already addressed your question.

Please Note:

Memberships are non-refundable, non-transferable, and are not valid without the photo ID of all named adults attending the Zoo. If your membership has guest admission privileges, unnamed guests must be accompanied by a member listed on your membership card.

Zoo Membership Options

Buy a new membership, renew a membership, or give the gift of membership.

If you’re renewing your membership, remember to log in to your account before purchasing!

Individual

$54.50

Individual

Admission for 1 named individual.

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Dual

$89.50

Dual

Admission for 2 named individuals OR 1 named individual and 1 unnamed guest.

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Single-Parent

$79.50

Single-Parent

Admission for 1 named adult and up to 6 of their dependent children ages 18 and under. Can add up to 3 additional children for $5 each.

Buy/Renew/Gift >

Grandparents

$104.50

Grandparents

Admission for 2 named grandparents living in the same household and up to 6 of their grandchildren ages 18 and under. Can add up to 3 additional children for $5 each.

Buy/Renew/Gift >

Family

$109.50

Family

Admission for 2 named adults living in the same household and up to 6 of their dependent children ages 18 and under. Can add up to 3 additional children for $5 each.

Buy/Renew/Gift >

Grandparents + Guest

$134.50

Grandparents + Guest

Admission for 2 named grandparents living in the same household and up to 6 of their grandchildren ages 18 and under PLUS 1 unnamed guest with each visit. Can add up to 3 additional children for $5 each.

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Family + Guest

$139.50

Family + Guest

Admission for 2 named adults living in the same household and up to 6 of their dependent children ages 18 and under PLUS 1 unnamed guest with each visit. Can add up to 3 additional children for $5 each.

Buy/Renew/Gift >

Family + Caregiver

$154.50

Family + Caregiver

Admission for 2 named adults living in the same household and up to 6 of their dependent children ages 18 and under PLUS 1 named caregiver (nontransferable for the season) with each visit.
Can add up to 3 additional children for $5 each.

Buy/Renew/Gift >

Zoo Membership Options

Buy a new membership, renew a membership, or purchase a gift membership for someone else.

If you’re renewing your membership, log in to your account before purchasing your membership.

Individual

$54.50

Individual

Admission for 1 named individual.

Buy/Renew/Gift >

Dual

$89.50

Dual

Admission for 2 named individuals OR 1 named individual and 1 unnamed guest.

Buy/Renew/Gift >

Single-Parent

$79.50

Single-Parent

Admission for 1 named adult and up to 6 of their dependent children ages 18 and under. Can add up to 3 additional children for $5 each.

Buy/Renew/Gift >

Grandparents

$104.50

Grandparents

Admission for 2 named grandparents living in the same household and up to 6 of their grandchildren ages 18 and under. Can add up to 3 additional children for $5 each.

Buy/Renew/Gift >

Family

$109.50

Family

Admission for 2 named adults living in the same household and up to 6 of their dependent children ages 18 and under. Can add up to 3 additional children for $5 each.

Buy/Renew/Gift >

Grandparents + Guest

$134.50

Grandparents + Guest

Admission for 2 named grandparents living in the same household and up to 6 of their grandchildren ages 18 and under PLUS 1 unnamed guest with each visit. Can add up to 3 additional children for $5 each.

Buy/Renew/Gift >

Family + Guest

$139.50

Family + Guest

Admission for 2 named adults living in the same household and up to 6 of their dependent children ages 18 and under PLUS 1 unnamed guest with each visit. Can add up to 3 additional children for $5 each.

Buy/Renew/Gift >

Family + Caregiver

$154.50

Family + Caregiver

Admission for 2 named adults living in the same household and up to 6 of their dependent children ages 18 and under PLUS 1 named caregiver (nontransferable for the season) with each visit.
Can add up to 3 additional children for $5 each.

Buy/Renew/Gift >

Donation Membership Options

These Zoo Memberships include a donation to support the Zoo’s mission. Plus, they have additional benefits for you, too!

Patron

$175

Patron

Family Membership, plus 1 conservation art print.

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Benefactor's Circle

$250

Benefactor's Circle

Family Membership, plus 1 conservation art print, 1 unnamed guest with each visit, and 2 guest passes.

Buy/Renew/Gift >

green lion silhouette

Donation Membership Options

These Zoo Memberships include a donation to support the Zoo’s mission. Plus, they have additional benefits for you, too!

Patron

$175

Patron

Family Membership, plus 1 conservation art print.

Buy/Renew/Gift >

Benefactor's Circle

$250

Benefactor's Circle

Family Membership, plus 1 conservation art print, 1 unnamed guest with each visit, and 2 guest passes.

Buy/Renew/Gift >

green lion silhouette

Membership Add-Ons

Some of these items can be purchased online, but some must be purchased in person at the Zoo.

Conservation Art Print
$25

Conservation Art Print

1 5x7 inch canvas with original art from one of our Ambassador Animals. A portion of the proceeds goes to animal conservation projects.
Available for purchase online, by mail, or in-person.

Attraction Pass
$35

Attraction Pass

The attraction pass is a 15-ride punch card to be used for giraffe feeding, the Potawatomi Zoo Express train or Endangered Species Carousel. Valid one year from date of issue. Available for purchase in-person only.

Additional Child
$5

Additional Child

Add up to 3 additional children to any membership that includes children for $5 per child. Must be done at the time the membership is created.

Membership Add-Ons

Some of these items can be purchased online, but some must be purchased in person at the Zoo.

Conservation Art Print
$25

Conservation Art Print

1 5x7 inch canvas with original art from one of our Ambassador Animals. A portion of the proceeds goes to animal conservation projects.
Available for purchase online, by mail, or in-person.

Attraction Pass
$35

Attraction Pass

The attraction pass is a 15-ride punch card to be used for giraffe feeding, the Potawatomi Zoo Express train or Endangered Species Carousel. Valid one year from date of issue. Available for purchase in-person only.

Additional Child
$5

Additional Child

Add up to 3 additional children to any membership that includes children for $5 per child. Must be done at the time the membership is created.