Zoo Membership


Members of Friends of the Zoo help make Dickerson Park Zoo a first-class facility. FOZ helps care for the animals, construct new exhibits, provide fun, meaningful education experiences and makes possible participation in Species Survival Plans that are saving animals from extinction – all while giving members the time of their lives at the zoo! You, too, can be a part of the excitement and growth by answering the call of the wild!

You can print a form to fax to purchase your zoo membership. Fax to 417-833-4459.

You may also fill out the online form below and pay securely online through PayPal. If you purchase a membership online and plan to visit the zoo before you receive your official membership card, please bring your email confirmation, PayPal payment receipt and a photo ID as proof of your membership purchase.

Zoo Online Membership Form

Membership benefits include

  • Free admission to Dickerson Park Zoo for one year.
  • Free subscription to the zoo magazine, WildTimes
  • Two one-day admission passes for your friends.
  • Invitations to “members only” events.
  • Discounts on education programs and children’s birthday party packages.
  • 10% discount at the SAFARI TRADING COMPANY gift shop.
  • And, free or discounted admission to more than 100 zoos across the United States and Canada.
  • 2015 Reciprocal List Download a PDF file listing zoos and aquariums offering free or discounted admission or other offers to our members. (Requires Acrobat Reader; download Adobe Reader using the link at the top of the page.) Please note: free/discounted admission subject to change. Please call 417-833-1570 to confirm prior to visiting another zoo or aquarium if you have questions.

Memberships for families (Single-Parent Family, Family, Family-Plus and premium levels) include all dependent children ages 18 and younger living the address of the named adults.

Grandparent memberships** include one or two grandparents living at the same address and all grandchildren ages 18 and younger.

$55 – Individual
$65 – Individual Plus
$65 – Single-Parent Family (only one parent named on membership card)
$75 – Family (two parents named on membership card)
$75 – Grandparents** (1 or 2 grandparents and grandchildren ages 18 and younger accompanying them to the zoo)
$115 – Family Plus
$115 – Grandparents Plus (same benefits as Family Plus, applied to 1 or 2 grandparents and grandchildren ages 18 and younger accompanying them to the zoo)
$175 – Safari Club
$250 – Keepers Club
$500 – Curators Club
$1,000 – Directors Club

**Grandparent/grandchild privileges can be applied to all memberships valued at $115 or more.

Membership Benefits
friends of the zoo membership benefits
See the Zoo Membership Benefits in a larger and printable version of the chart (PDF).

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Zoo Online Membership Form

To receive a FOZ membership brochure, send your request by email to the zoo at info[at]dickersonparkzoo.org (include your full name and complete mailing address). Or, call the zoo’s office at (417)833-1570.