As a non-profit organization that relies heavily on membership and attendance for support, we must prevent misuse of our memberships cards. We try hard to keep our membership prices affordable. If families and neighbors shared memberships, our revenue would be severely reduced and we would have little choice but to raise our prices. Thank you for understanding our policies and the need to enforce them. Help us keep memberships affordable for everyone!
Choose a Category:
*Visit our front gate membership office in person (open daily 9am-4pm)
*Join online using your credit card
*Mail this form to us you’re your check (additional processing and mailing time required)
*Save cards from last year for quick and easy processing! Your current membership cards will be updated with your new expiration date.
Choose RENEWAL. If possible, we will update your existing cards. Replacement cards are available at the front gate for $2. If your membership has lapsed for several years, we may need to issue new cards.
If your membership is a renewal, your existing plastic card will be updated. In the interest of staying green, we are transitioning to digital membership cards. New members will receive a welcome letter and digital membership cards via email within a few days of purchase. (This letter can also be used as a travel pass to visit other zoos.) For Zookeeper and above memberships, guest passes will be attached to your account for use at your convenience; token vouchers and decals will be mailed.
No, in order to protect the security of your credit card, we do not accept membership payments over the phone. If you are unable to purchase a membership in person or online, fill out this form and mail it to us with your check.
We offer the following discounts:
*Senior Individual Memberships (55+) are $5 off
*College Students $5 off (must purchase in person with proper identification)
*Evansville/Vanderburgh County employees 25% off one membership per year (must purchase in person with proper identification)
*Watch our website and social media for any seasonal discounts or specials.
Yes, within 24 hours. You may stop by our membership office before your leave the day of your visit to purchase your membership and apply that day’s tickets. Or, call our membership office at 812-435-0816 within 24 hours to complete this transaction by phone.
No, we do not offer multi-generational memberships. However, one of our Zookeeper memberships ($75) may meet your needs, as it comes with four one-day general admission tickets. This will allow you to occasionally bring a guest not on your membership, without having to pay additional admission.
To purchase or renew a membership gift:
* Visit our gate membership office (open daily 9am – 4pm) in person to purchase a gift certificate for giving or call the membership office at 812.435.0816.
* Purchase a gift membership online at https://www.meskerparkzoo.com/membership/. You can add a custom message with your online gift membership purchase.
Yes. There is a space on our line form for you to add a personal message.
No problem! Gift certificates are available for purchase in our membership office (open daily 9am – 4pm) or call the membership office at 812.435.0816.
*Visit our front gate membership office to purchase a gift card, or to update the gift recipient’s current membership card.
*Purchase online as a gift and we will issue a gift card with a choice of delivery option.
Gift recipients will receive digital cards and a welcome letter within 5 business days of your online gift purchase or when a membership certificate is redeemed. Renewal gifts will have their existing cards updated and will receive an email notification.
Possibly. As an AZA-accredited Zoo, we participate in the AZA Reciprocal Admission Program with about 172 other Zoos and Aquariums. Check the AZA list to see which facilities offer free or discounted admission to our members.
* Take your digital cards/letter and a photo ID with you when you visit other Zoos.
* If you have a Mesker Park Zoo plastic membership card, request a Travel Pass and take it with your photo ID when you visit other Zoos.
Call ahead to verify benefits at the Zoo you intend to visit.
Your email address is required. You will need to register your membership online to receive discounts and benefits, including free general admission Etickets. REGISTER TODAY.
Most special events that take place during regular Zoo hours are free to members. Watch for special member event discounts in the member E-newsletters, our website, or Facebook.
It depends on the event. Most special events that take place during regular Zoo hours are free to members. Members receive discounts for Boo at the Zoo and Breakfast with Santa. Watch your email for instructions on purchasing your discounted tickets.
Just show your membership card to receive your 10% discount at our gift shop or at the Rainforest Grill.
All our memberships include unlimited complimentary tram rides when the tram is running on its regular schedule. Just show your membership card to the tram driver. Please do keep in mind that the tram is first-come, first-served and may be quite full on busy days.
No. Just provide your child’s school with a copy of your membership card, and your child will be admitted at no charge.
You may call our membership coordinator at (812) 435-0816 (Monday through Friday), or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call the Zoo’s main number at (812) 435-6143; we are open seven days a week including holidays. If you are on grounds, stop by the membership office at the front gate… or ask any other Zoo staff member you can find! We will do our best to help you find an answer.
Your membership is valid for one year from the date of purchase (or, in the case of a gift card, from the date of redemption). You may contact our membership coordinator at (812) 435-0816 or email@example.com to check your expiration date, or inquire at our front gate in person or by calling (812) 435-6143. Two year memberships are also available.
No, our memberships are for specific named adults and are non-transferable. If you need to change a name, you may renew your membership early. (We will extend the expiration date, so you won’t “lose” any time.) Children are included with your family, grandparent or zookeeper membership as long as they are under 18 and live in the same household.
No, our memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. Remember, even if you are moving out of the area, you may be able to use your membership to receive free or discounted admission at another Zoo. (Click here for a list.)Your membership dollars help us provide the best possible care for our animals, construct new exhibits, and participate in global conservation efforts, so those funds are never “wasted”!
Your children will be admitted free. It’s best if the adult accompanying them (caregiver, grandparent, neighbor, etc) can bring a copy of your membership card; however, we can look up the membership if necessary. The adults themselves will need to be members or pay general admission. A flexible option for some families is our Zookeeper membership ($75), which includes four one-day admission tickets that can be used by anyone not on your family membership.
If you believe your card was stolen, please contact us immediately at (812) 435-0816 or (812) 435-6143, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A picture ID is required when purchasing a membership or requesting a replacement card. We also frequently spot-check IDs, so it’s best to be prepared and carry one with you into the Zoo. This prevents transfer of membership benefits to non-members and lost cards from being used by others.
Membership Covid Policies and Updates
How does COVID-19 impact my membership?
Membership materials will be mailed or sent digitally via email. Picking up items at the front gate is not available. Tram service is suspended until further notice.
* Behind the Scenes Tours (Curator/Director level) are suspended for the remainder of 2020.
* Gift certificates will be honored regardless of expiration date.
* Timed reservations are required for general admission and events. To reserve Etickets online go to meskerparkzoo.com and sign in with your username and password you created when you registered. This will link your reservations to your membership to receive free general admission. If you experience any problems reserving Etickets online, please wait until tomorrow to reserve tickets to allow the system to process your registration. Thank you again for your patience and support. Watch this video to learn how to reserve member Etickets.
Membership Covid-19 Extension Policy: We understand that people who have memberships may have questions regarding the Zoo’s Covid-19 related closure. Any current Zoo members as of March 14, 2020 to June 13, 2020 membership expiration dates were extended for the length of the closure. If you purchased a membership while we were closed, your membership was activated on or after June 13, 2020.