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Benefits & Levels

Did you know that a family membership pays for itself in just two visits? Here are more perks you’ll enjoy as a Zoo New England member: 

  • Free admission to Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo for one full year
  • Instant access: Your digital membership card is available at your fingertips when you download it to your smartphone. 
  • Free or reduced admission to 140+ other zoos nationwide
  • 10% off all Zoo New England food and gift shop purchases
  • Ten percent off birthday parties, corporate outings and event rentals at both Zoos
  • Discounts on education programs (offering hands-on activities and close-up animal encounters) and private events at both Zoos
  • Discounts to ZooLights, Stone Zoo’s annual holiday light festival
  • Discounts to Boston Lights, Franklin Park Zoo's lantern experience
  • Invitations to members-only events and exhibit previews
  • Express entry on our busiest days 
  • Free subscription to our members' e-newsletter, Wild Words & Adventures, where you’ll be the first to hear about animal news, upcoming exhibits, classes and events!

For speedy processing, purchase online! You can use your email confirmation receipt as your membership card as soon as you receive it. Phoned and mailed orders take longer to process.

Membership Levels

Individual Free admission to Franklin Park Zoo & Stone Zoo for one named adult cardholder $85
Dual Free admission for two adult named cardholders OR one named adult cardholder plus an accompanying guest $100
Family Free admission for two named adult cardholders, plus up to four children under 18 $125
Family Plus Same as Family, plus up to two accompanying guests (adult or child), who may enter with named member adults  $150
Friend Best Value! All of the Family Plus benefits, plus a third named adult cardholder $175
Curator All of the Friend-level benefits, plus eight transferable one-time passes, valid for general admission to either Zoo $250
Director All of the Curator-level benefits, plus a VIP reception with the Director of Zoo New England
$500
Founder All of the Director-level benefits, plus a private behind-the-scenes tour $1,000
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  • Individual, Dual, Family, Family Plus and Friend level membership payments are fully tax deductible, unless purchased through a third party. Please contact the Membership Department for specific tax information.
  • Memberships are intended for one household under one address. Named members may not be substituted for guests. Children under the membership may not be substituted for adults.
  • Additional guests included on memberships may be used once per visit, per day.

Please note: Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferrable. 

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Questions? 

Do members need to make a reservation to visit the zoo?

Currently, members do not need to make reservations for daytime visits. Members will need reservations for any separately-ticketed special events such as Boston Lights, ZooLights, or any 21+ events.

Can guests use my membership if I am not with them? If one of my named cardholders isn’t coming to the zoo today, can I bring a guest in their place? Can I bring a guest to the zoo with me?

Zoo New England memberships are non-transferable. A named cardholder must be present for the membership to be used. If a named cardholder is not visiting the zoo on a particular day, their admission benefits cannot be transferred to a guest. Guest admission is only permitted if the membership level includes guests, and a named adult member is present.

Can my children use my membership for free admission if they are visiting with an adult who is not one of the named cardholders?

No. Our memberships give benefits to named adult cardholders, and one of the benefits for all levels aside from Individual or Dual is free admission for up to four children. Your children are not members themselves. If your child is visiting the zoo with an adult who has their own Zoo New England membership, that adult is welcome to use their membership to cover your child’s admission as long as their level covers children.

More Member FAQs

Please note: Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

  • Memberships are intended for one household under one address. Named members may not be substituted for guests.
  • Accompanying guests included on memberships may be used once per visit, per day.
  • All memberships are revocable licenses. Zoo New England reserves the right to refuse or revoke membership and/or deny admission without refund for noncompliance with applicable rules and terms or for inappropriate conduct.