As a non-profit organization, the Zoo relies on the support of the community through ticket sales, zoo visits, memberships, education program fees, and donations. Unfortunately, with the decision to close to the public, we will be losing a key piece of our revenue which can have a significant impact on our overall operating budget. Your support is more critical now than ever.


**Purchase or renew your membership during our closing, beginning on March 17th, and receive a membership valid for 18 months once redeemed. Not only will you be supporting the Zoo in our time of need, but you'll also get even more opportunities to see our animals.


Chattanooga Zoo Membership Plans



  • Family


    Covers (2) two adults and all household children age 18 and under. Half off admission price for up to (2) two guests per visit.

  • Family Deluxe


    Same as Family, with six (6) one-time guest passes. Half off admission price for up to (4) four guests per visit once the 6 one-time-use passes run out. 5 free train rides and 5 free camel rides per membership.


  • Grandparents


    Covers (2) two adults and all listed grandchildren age 18 and under. Half off admission price for up to (2) guests per visit.

  • Grandparents Deluxe


    Same as Grandparents, with six (6) one-time guest passes. Half off admission price for up to (4) four guests per visit once the 6 one-time-use passes run out. 5 free train rides and 5 free camel rides per membership.

  • Contemporary


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

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Chattanooga Zoo Membership Benefits

  • 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 $36 and additional unnamed guest for $42 is available.
  • 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.

Membership FAQs AZA Reciprocity List 2020 Spring Member Magazine





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! 

  • 2020 Passport Prizes
    • 3 stamps: Mini Magic Cube
    • 6 stamps: Sunglasses
    • 9 stamps: Chattanooga Zoo water bottle
    • 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 you are providing top-notch care to our animals and enabling over 40,000 students and teachers to learn and engage with our natural world. The Conservation Society hopes to turn members and donors into integral long-time supporters of our organization. Your contribution entitles you to membership in our Conservation Society, a new initiative only offered to major donors, providing personal and behind-the-scenes benefits. This also provides integral support to the Chattanooga Zoo and conservation efforts towards some of the most vulnerable animals we house here at the Zoo.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.