Chattanooga Zoo Membership Plans

We regret to inform you that our historic carousel is getting an update and closed for renovation until further notice. Our one-of-a-kind 1923 Endangered Species Carousel came to the Chattanooga Zoo in May 2008. Since then we've seen the 56 animals featured in this attraction bring joy to our guests and members. We must maintain this historic treasure and assure the safest facilities possible, therefore this attraction is no longer offered as a membership benefit until further notice. Thank you for your understanding while we go under construction to keep our hand-carved animals like the sea turtle, baby elephant, and school of fish riding around for years to come.



  • Family


    Covers (2) two adults and all household children age 18 and under.

  • Family Deluxe


    Same as Family, with six (6) one-time guest passes and four (4) complimentary "Zoo Tour" upgrade passes.


  • Grandparents


    Covers (2) two adults and all listed grandchildren age 18 and under.

  • Grandparents Deluxe


    Same as Grandparents, with six (6) one-time guest passes and four (4) complimentary "Zoo Tour" upgrade passes.


  • Individual


    Covers (1) one adult and (1) one guest

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Membership Renewals

What's Included In A Zoo Membership

  • Zoo admission for 12 months.
  • Discounted admission to special Zoo events.
  • FREE or discounted admission to over 160 zoos and aquariums nationwide, including 15% off general admission with member ID to the Tennessee Aquarium.
  • Subscription to our quarterly magazine and e-newsletter.
  • Exclusive previews of new exhibits, and invitations to special members-only events.
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Zoo Gift Shop.
  • Discounts on Zoo Birthday Parties and Educational Camps and Classes.
  • Participation in the Kid's Passport Program.
  • 10% discount in Wild Burger.
  • Discounts on Zoo Rides.

Additional information

  • Options to add additional named adult for $30 and additional unnamed guest for $35 is available. This will appear has a pop-up on you browser. If you would not like to add, just refresh the screen and click 'cart' to return to your purchase.
  • Two names are printed on the membership card, other NAMED guests can visit the Zoo without the cardholder and be added to the account. An unnamed guest has to be accompanied by a card holder but will receive free admission. If purchasing online, this will be a pop up option.
  • All U.S. Military Service Members and those with Veteran Status receive 20% off on all Zoo Memberships. To receive this discount, please visit the Zoo Gift Shop with a valid Military or Veteran ID.
  • Membership cards can be picked up while visiting the Chattanooga Zoo.
  • All memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Shoes and appropriate clothing is required while visiting the Chattanooga Zoo.

Membership FAQs AZA Reciprocity List





Kids Adventure Passport Program

The Chattanooga Zoo's exclusive, members-only Adventure Passport program allows children to collect passport stamps throughout the year to earn exclusive prizes. Each passport is filled with fun facts, pictures, and mystery questions for your child to answer! Our passport program is a wonderful education tool and keepsake for the entire family to enjoy! Bring the whole crew & enjoy a wonderful day at the zoo! 

  • 2019 Passport Prizes
    • 3 stamps: Stationery Set
    • 6 stamps: Bookmark
    • 9 stamps: Drawstring Bag w/ Chatt Zoo logo
    • 12 stamps: Mini Encounter w/ Zoo animal

Additional Information:

  • New passports will be issued each Membership year and books cannot be combined. They can be picked up from the Gift Shop.                             
  • Limit one stamp per child per month. 
  • Child must be present to receive a stamp.
  • Reservations required for mini zoo animal encounter. 
  • Program and benefits are subject to change without notice. 
  • Available while supplies last.




Additional questions? Please contact our Manager of Membership and Stewardship at (423) 697-1322 ext. 5720 or


The Chattanooga Zoo depends on you and when you give a gift you are providing top-notch care to our animals and enabling over 30,000 students and teachers to learn and engage dynamically. The Conservation Society hopes to turn members and donors into integral and long-time supporters of our organization. As a member of one of our conservation societies, you will help us change the world. We offer adventure, we educate people of all ages, we take utmost care of our animals, and we take far-reaching actions to protect threatened species in the wild. With the support of people like you, we foster curiosity about the natural world and empathy for all living things. We conduct research crucial to protecting species. We continually seek new ways to conserve energy and be responsible stewards for our environment. To show our appreciation for your ongoing support, we offer many exciting exclusive opportunities and experiences that are outlined on our website here. Learn how you can make a lasting impact and thank you for your commitment to the Chattanooga Zoo, one of the top zoos in America and one reason so many people are proud to call Chattanooga home. Join us!

Conservation Society Info

Wild Burger

Wild Burger serves as the Chattanooga Zoo’s premiere restaurant- serving gourmet burgers, hand breaded chicken tenders, and crisp salads, among other items.