What Does an Audubon Zoo Membership Include?

Memberships are available for the Audubon Nature Institute group, rather than the Audubon Zoo alone, and they entitle members to free year-round admission to the Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Other benefits include $5 admission to the Entergy IMAX Theatre, exclusive admission to member appreciation parties and discounts at the Cool Zoo, discounted Audubon Zoo events and purchases, discounted admission to the Whitney Zoo-To-Do and a 10 percent discount on greens fees and some purchases at Audubon Park Golf Course. Members also receive a free subscription to the Audubon e-mail newsletter.

There are a number of membership categories and price tiers from which to choose. These are (as of summer 2015):

  • Individual: $95
  • Individual Plus: $135
  • Family: $155
  • Family Plus: $190
  • Safari Krewe: $250
  • Wildlife Partner: $325
  • Golden Eagle: $495
  • Senior Individual: $65
  • Senior Plus: $80

The basic Individual category entitles one adult to the listed benefits while an Individual Plus membership can be used by two adults. The Family category can be used by two adults and their children or grandchildren, while the Family Plus category entitles members to bring a guest as well as a babysitter. The highest level of membership, Golden Eagle, entitles card holders to all the benefits of the Family category, along with free admission for up to eight guests, six day-passes, two membership cards, admission for a babysitter and free rides at the zoo all year round for up to four people.