Memberships

The PURR-fect gift for everyone! When you give the gift of a zoo membership, you give them an entire year to “go wild and go often” plus the many perks that comes with being a member like discounts and the reciprocal benefit.

Thank you for your support and commitment to the zoo and our mission: Connect. Inspire. Conserve. Connect people with nature. Inspire them to conserve.

Member Benefits

Memberships are good for one year from date of purchase. You can visit as often as you wish, stay for a few hours or the whole day! Go wild. Go often. A Binder Park Zoo membership also makes an excellent gift for friends and family.

FREE

Admission and Parking to Binder Park Zoo for an entire season (excluding special events)

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DISCOUNTED

Admission to reciprocal zoos and aquariums

Discounts on gift shop and restaurant purchases

SPECIALS

Free admission to area cultural organizations during Southwest Michigan Cultural Exchange month.

How long is my membership good?

Memberships are good one year from date of purchase.

Can I visit the zoo without my card?

Yes! Bring your photo I.D. to the admissions booth to verify your membership for entry.

OR

Download your digital eMembership Card today!

Why do I have to show my photo I.D. when I use my membership to visit the zoo?

We rely greatly on membership and admission revenue to fulfill our mission, and therefore we must prevent the misuse of memberships.

Who can use my membership?

Memberships are non-transferable and designed to cover a single household.  For information on member benefits by level, please click here.

Can someone else use my membership?

No, memberships are non-transferable

Do Binder Park Zoo members get a discount at the gift shop or restaurants?

Yes. Binder Park Zoo members receive 10% off in the gift shop and restaurant.

My membership has a Bring-A-Guest add-on. Can my guest use my membership without me?

A named cardholder in your household must be present to utilize the Bring-A-Guest add-on.

What is the difference between a Bring-A-Guest and a Caregiver?

Bring-A-Guest is an addition to your membership. It allows the named adult(s) on the membership to bring one extra person, adult or child, each time they visit the zoo.

 

Caregiver is an addition to your membership. It allows you to add one named adult to your membership, so that a grandparent, au pair, nanny, or other caregiver may use your Membership and visit with your dependent children without the first or second named Cardholder present.

What memberships can I add a Bring-A-Guest or Caregiver to?

Bring-A-Guest can be added to all membership levels.

 

Caregiver can be added to Family and Grandparent memberships.

Can a Caregiver bring a guest?

The Caregiver add-on is valid only for the Caregiver, and only when they’re accompanying a members dependent children.

What if my Caregiver changes during my membership?

Caregiver add-ons are non-transferable. If your Caregiver changes during your membership period you will need to purchase a new Caregiver add-on.

I paid for admission to the zoo; can I apply the cost towards a membership?

Yes, you can, please keep your receipt. Upgrade General Admission tickets towards a membership on the same day of your visit. The applicable portion of your visit will be subtracted from the total cost of the membership you are purchasing.

I was unable to find the answer(s) I needed. Where can I find further information?

Call Binder Park Zoo Membership Services at 269-979-1351 or email at info@binderparkzoo.org

I don’t have a smart phone - can I get a physical card?

For more information on membership cards, click here

Where I can find Membership Benefits?

For information on member benefits by level, please click here.

Can I use my Binder Park Zoo membership to visit other zoos?

Yes! As a zoo member, you receive discounted admission to reciprocal zoos and aquariums throughout the country.

 

For information on the reciprocal program, please click here.

How do I update/change my membership information?

Call Binder Park Zoo Membership Services at 269-979-1351 or email at info@binderparkzoo.org

Who can I contact with Membership questions?

Call Binder Park Zoo Membership Services at 269-979-1351 or contact us via email at info@binderparkzoo.org

Membership Options

Individual Membership

One named adult on card

Dual Membership

Two adults named on the card and living at the same address

Family Membership

One or two named adults living at the same address and up to six of their dependent children 18 years and under

Grandparent Membership

One or two named adults living at the same address and their grandchildren aged 18 & under

Keeper's Club Membership

Family OR Grandparent privileges plus…

  • 2 adult one-day admission passes for current season
  • Binder Park Zoo tote bag

Curator's Club Membership

Family OR Grandparent privileges plus…

  • 3 adult one-day admission passes for current season
  • Binder Park Zoo tote bag

Director's Club Membership

Family OR Grandparent privileges plus…

  • Bring one guest with you every time you visit
  • Binder Park Zoo tote bag