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Membership Benefits

As a member of the San Antonio Zoo, you enjoy exclusive benefits while supporting an organization that plays a vital role in wildlife education and conservation:

Become a ZOOMER!
ZOOMERS are the young professionals' membership organization of the San Antonio Zoological Society dedicated to expanding conservation and awareness of the Zoo and its mission. ZOOMERS offers an intimate view of the Zoo through exciting events and private access to its programs, to inspire a new generation of Zoo supporters

  • ZOOMERS receive invitations to our complimentary, quarterly happy hour events
  • Intimate access to the Zoo and its programs
  • Discounts on tickets to events year-round, including our ZooLaLa restaurant tasting event, and our Zoo Ball after party

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Summer Member Hours begin at 8:00 AM, Memorial Day through August 21

Summer member ours is a MEMBERS ONLY chance to see how the Zoo wakes up.  Watch as keepers prepare exhibits for the day and enjoy a stroll through the beautiful Zoo grounds before the heat and the crowds.
Please watch out for vehicles, wheelbarrows, and water hoses along the pathways, as the Zookeepers and Maintenance Staff will still be doing their morning rounds.  Some animals may not be on exhibit before 9am.  Concessions, novelties, and stroller rentals do not open until 9am. 

Please be sure to have your membership card and photo ID with you for entry.

If you do not already have a membership and wish to visit the Zoo before 9:00 AM, you can purchase a membership online and use the printed receipt as your membership card or show it on your phone or tablet.


Membership Discounts at other participating Zoos and Aquariums

As you vacation this summer, don’t forget to take your San Antonio Zoo membership card with you!  Your membership is accepted at more then 150 zoos and aquariums nationwide, and most of them will give you a 50% discount on admission.

Important Note:  Zoo databases are not shared or linked and other facilities will not be able to verify your membership.  Zoo policies vary on how many are covered by a family membership and discounts normally only apply to regular operating hours. To ensure quick and easy entry, please be sure to have your membership card and photo ID ready when you arrive at another facility.  If you have questions regarding the amount of the discount and what it applies to, please contact the facility you are planning to visit in advance.  A full list of participating facilities can be found at