AZA Reciprocal Admissions Program – Association of Zoos & Aquariums

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums Reciprocal Admissions Program allows you to become a member of your local AZA-Accredited Zoo or Aquarium, and then when you travel, you can save money with free or discounted admission at other AZA-Accredited locations!

If the Zoo or Aquarium you are a member of participates at the 50% level, you can expect to save 50% at other member locations.

If your Zoo or Aquarium participates at the 100% level, you may receive up to 100% off the admission price for other 100% level locations, and you will save 50% off admission at the 50% level locations.

Make sure you click the AZA Links below for their official rules and explanations!


Step 1: Check out our list below for informational purposes! Click on the Attraction Name for more details about the Zoo or Aquarium, or click on the City / State to find other AWESOME family-friendly activities in that area!


Step 2: Make sure you get the official scoop by reading through the 2019 AZA List of Participating Zoos and Aquariums


Step 3: Definitely grab the Reciprocal Admissions Program Rules on the AZA page! You will need to understand the fine print in the way the program discounts are structured. Reach out to one of their listed contacts to ask specific questions!


Step 4: Support YOUR local, participating AZA-Accredited Zoo or Aquarium by purchasing a Membership Package!


Step 5: Get your Official AZA-Accredited Reciprocal Membership Card and prepare to bring it, along with your photo ID, when you travel!


Step 6: Don’t forget to call ahead to ensure the zoo or aquarium you’d like to visit is still currently and actively offering their free or discounted admission to members of this program. Rules and participation can and will change throughout the year!


Step 7: ENJOY!


AZA QUIKLIST

(If you are viewing on a mobile device, you might need to flip your screen sideways to read the Discount Level column.)

CITY / STATE ATTRACTION NAME DISCOUNT LEVEL

ALABAMA
Birmingham, ALBirmingham Zoo50%
ALASKA
Seward, AKAlaska SeaLife Center50%
ARIZONA
Phoenix, AZPhoenix Zoo50%
Tempe, AZSEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium50%
Tucson, AZReid Park Zoo50%
ARKANSAS
Little Rock, ARLittle Rock Zoo50%
CALIFORNIA
Atascadero, CACharles Paddock Zoo100% / 50%
Eureka, CASequoia Park Zoo50%
Fresno, CAFresno Chaffee Zoo50%
Los Angeles, CALos Angeles Zoo50%
Oakland, CAOakland Zoo50%
Palm Desert, CAThe Living Desert50%
Sacramento, CASacramento Zoo50%
San Francisco, CAAquarium of the Bay50%
San Francisco, CASan Francisco Zoo50%
San Jose, CAHappy Hollow Zoo50%
San Mateo, CACuriOdyssey50%
San Pedro, CACabrillo Marine Aquarium100% / 50%
Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara Zoo100% / 50%
COLORADO
Pueblo, COPueblo Zoo50%
CONNECTICUT
Bridgeport, CTConnecticut’s Beardsley Zoo100% / 50%
DELAWARE
Wilmington, DEBrandywine Zoo100% / 50%
FLORIDA
Gainesville, FLSanta Fe College Teaching Zoo50%
Jacksonville, FLJacksonville Zoo and Gardens50%
Melbourne, FLBrevard Zoo50%
Miami, FLZoo Miami50%
Orlando, FLSEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium50%
Sanford, FLCentral Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens50%
Sarasota, FLMote Marine Aquarium100% / 50%
St. Augustine, FLSaint Augustine Alligator Farm50%
Tampa, FLZooTampa at Lowry Park50%
Tampa, FLThe Florida Aquarium50%
West Palm Beach, FLPalm Beach Zoo50%
GEORGIA
Atlanta, GAZoo Atlanta50%
IDAHO
Boise, IDZoo Boise 100% / 50%
Idaho Falls, IDIdaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park100% / 50%
ILLINOIS
Bloomington, ILMiller Park Zoo100% / 50%
Chicago, ILLincoln Park ZooFREE – 10% Food & Retail Discount
Decatur, ILScovill Zoo50%
Peoria, ILPeoria Zoo100% / 50%
Wheaton, ILCosley Zoo100% / 50%
INDIANA
Evansville, INMesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden100% / 50%
Fort Wayne, INFort Wayne Children’s Zoo50%
South Bend, INPotawatomi Zoo100% / 50%
IOWA
Des Moines, IABlank Park Zoo100% / 50%
Dubuque, IANational Mississippi River & Aquarium50%
KANSAS
Emporia, KSDavid Traylor Zoo of EmporiaFREE – 25% Retail Discount
Garden City, KSLee Richardson ZooFREE – 10% Food & Retail Discount; 50% off Train Rides
Hutchinson, KSHutchinson ZooFREE – 20% Retail Discount
Manhattan, KSSunset Zoo100% / 50%
Salina, KSRolling Hills Zoo50%
Topeka, KSTopeka Zoological Park100% / 50%
Wichita, KSSedgwick County Zoo50%
KENTUCKY
Louisville, KYLouisville Zoological Garden50%
LOUISIANA
Alexandria, LAAlexandria Zoo100% / 50%
MARYLAND
Baltimore, MDThe Maryland Zoo in Baltimore50%
Salisbury, MDSalisbury ZooFREE – 25% Retail Discount
MASSACHUSETTS
Attleboro, MACapron Park Zoo100% / 50%
Boston, MAFranklin Park Zoo (Zoo New England)50%
Boston, MAMuseum of Science100% / 50%
New Bedford, MAButtonwood Park Zoo100% / 50%
Stoneham, MAStone Zoo (Zoo New England)50%
MICHIGAN
Auburn Hills, MISEA Life Michigan Aquarium50%
Battle Creek, MIBinder Park Zoo50%
Detroit, MIDetroit Zoological Society50%
Grand Rapids, MIJohn Ball Zoological Garden100% / 50%
Lansing, MIPotter Park Zoological Gardens100% / 50%
Saginaw, MISaginaw Children’s Zoo100% / 50%
MINNESOTA
Apple Valley, MNMinnesota Zoo50%
Duluth, MNLake Superior Zoo50%
St. Paul, MNComo Park ZooFREE – 15% Retail Discount
MISSOURI
Eureka, MOEndangered Wolf Center50%
Kansas City, MOKansas City Zoo50%
Kansas City, MOSEA LIFE Aquarium50%
Saint Louis, MOSaint Louis ZooFREE – 50% Adventure Pass Discount
Springfield, MODickerson Park Zoo100% / 50%
MONTANA
West Yellowstone, MTGrizzly & Wolf Discovery Center50%
NEBRASKA
Lincoln, NELincoln Children’s Zoo100% / 50%
Omaha, NEOmaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium50%
Scottsbluff, NERiverside Discovery Center50%
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Holderness, NHSquam Lakes Natural Science Center50%
NEW JERSEY
Cape May, NJCape May County Park and ZooFREE – 10% Retail Discount
Paramus, NJBergen County Zoo100% / 50%
West Orange, NJTurtle Back Zoo50%
NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque, NMABQ BioPark50%
Carlsbad, NMLiving Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park100% / 50%
NEW YORK
Buffalo, NYBuffalo Zoo50%
Millbrook, NYTrevor Zoo100% / 50%
Niagara Falls, NYAquarium of Niagara50%
Rochester, NYSeneca Park Zoo50%
Staten Island, NYStaten Island Zoo100% / 50%
Syracuse, NYRosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park 50%
Utica, NYUtica Zoo100% / 50%
NORTH CAROLINA
Asheboro, NCNorth Carolina Zoological Park100% / 50%
Asheville, NCWestern North Carolina Nature Center100% / 50%
Atlantic Beach, NCNorth Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores50%
Durham, NCMuseum of Life and Science50%
Greensboro, NCGreensboro Science Center50%
Kure Beach, NCNorth Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher50%
Manteo, NCNorth Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island50%
NORTH DAKOTA
Bismarck, NDDakota Zoo100% / 50%
Fargo, NDRed River Zoo100% / 50%
Minot, NDRoosevelt Park Zoo100% / 50%
Wahpeton, NDChahinkapa Zoo100% / 50%
OHIO
Akron, OHAkron Zoological Park50%
Cincinnati, OHCincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden50%
Cleveland, OHCleveland Metroparks Zoo50%
Columbus, OHColumbus Zoo & Aquarium50%
Cumberland, OHThe Wilds50%
Dayton, OHBoonshoft Museum of Discovery100% / 50%
Port Clinton, OHAfrican Safari Wildlife Park50%
Toledo, OHThe Toledo Zoo50%
OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma City, OKOklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden50%
Tulsa, OKTulsa Zoo50%
OREGON
Portland, OROregon Zoo50%
Winston, ORWildlife Safari50%
PENNSYLVANIA
Erie, PAErie Zoological Society100% / 50%
Hershey, PAZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife Park100% / 50%
Norristown, PAElmwood Park Zoo50%
Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia Zoo50%
Pittsburgh, PANational Aviary50%
Schnecksville, PALehigh Valley Zoo100% / 50%
RHODE ISLAND
Providence, RIRoger Williams Park Zoo50%
SOUTH CAROLINA
Columbia, SCRiverbanks Zoo & Garden50%
Greenville, SCGreenville Zoo100% / 50%
SOUTH DAKOTA
Sioux Falls, SDGreat Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum50%
Watertown, SDBramble Park Zoo100% / 50%
TENNESSEE
Chattanooga, TNChattanooga Zoo at Warner Park100% / 50%
Knoxville, TNZoo Knoxville50%
Memphis, TNThe Memphis Zoo50%
Nashville, TNNashville Zoo50%
TEXAS
Abilene, TXAbilene Zoological Gardens100% / 50%
Brownsville, TXGladys Porter Zoo100% / 50%
Corpus Christi, TXTexas State Aquarium50%
Dallas, TXDallas Zoo50%
El Paso, TXEl Paso Zoo50%
Houston, TXHouston Zoo50%
Lufkin, TXEllen Trout Zoo100% / 50%
San Antonio, TXSan Antonio Zoo50%
Tyler, TXCaldwell Zoo50%
Waco, TXCameron Park Zoo100% / 50%
UTAH
Salt Lake City, UTUtah’s Hogle Zoo50%
Salt Lake City, UTTracy Aviary100% / 50%
VIRGINIA
Norfolk, VAVirginia Zoo50%
WASHINGTON
Seattle, WAWoodland Park Zoo50%
Tacoma, WAPoint Defiance Zoo & Aquarium50%
WISCONSIN
Baraboo, WIInternational Crane Foundation100% / 50%
Green Bay, WINEW Zoo100% / 50%
Madison, WIHenry Vilas ZooFREE – 10% Food & Retail Discount
Milwaukee, WIMilwaukee County Zoological Gardens100% / 50%
Racine, WIRacine Zoological Gardens50%
WASHINGTON D.C.
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian National Zoological ParkFREE – 10% Retail Discount
CANADA
ALBERTA
Calgary, AlbertaCalgary Zoo 50%
ONTARIO
Toronto, OntarioToronto Zoo 50%
QUEBEC
Granby, QuebecGranby Zoo
50%
MEXICO
Leon – MexicoParque Zoologico de Leon 50%
SINGAPORE
Sentosa Island – SingaporeS.E.A. Aquarium 50%
Sentosa Island – SingaporeDolphin Island 50%

SPGFAN FINE PRINT:

We do everything we can to ensure all information provided is current and up-to-date, but details, rules, policies, conditions, schedules, prices, and participation can and do change regularly, and you should ALWAYS contact or consult with each individual attraction to ensure the latest accuracy of details pertinent to your family’s travel needs.

We always do our best, but we cannot be responsible for changes or updates issued by the locations themselves.

Thanks for understanding!

Travel safely!

And have fun!

THANKS!

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