Membership

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Join Online

Purchase your Ross Park Zoo membership online and your membership will start immediately. A membership card will be mailed to you within 5 business days. 

Gift A Membership

Purchase a membership for someone else by using the button below. The membership card will be mailed to you for your gifting purposes within 5 business days. 

Mail A Paper Form

Print and mail a completed membership form with your check to:

Ross Park Zoo
Attn: Membership
185 Park Ave
Binghamton, NY 13903

Membership Benefits

  • Free admission to the Ross Park Zoo
  • Access to member only nights & discounts to zoo special events
  • 10% discount on merchandise in our Zoovenirs Gift Shop (Excluding all animal art and adoptions)
  • Monthly Ross Park Zoo email updates
  • Bridge connection: Receive $2.00 off admission to Discovery Center, Roberson Museum, Kopernik Observatory & Phelps Mansion Museum
  • Free or reduced admission to participating reciprocal zoos, aquariums & gardens in the United States (lists below)
  • Easy-Access Online Membership Portal

Questions? Call Us! (607) 724-5461 x. 300

Membership Levels

(1) named individual

Individual members can be of any age. However, members under 18 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or older, with regular admission rates applying to the adult companion.

$50 for a 1-year membership

$90 for a 2-year membership

(2) named adults and their children/grandchildren under 18 years old. Named adults must reside in the same household.

$75 for a 1-year membership

$140 for a 2-year membership

(2) named adults and their children/grandchildren under 18 years old PLUS two (2) additional guests each visit

$100 for a 1-year membership

$190 for a 2-year membership

Additional adults can be added to any membership as a caregiver for $20 for one year or $40 for two years.   

For families needing more than 6 named individuals on a membership, please contact our Visitor Experience Department at (607) 724-5461 x 502.

Discounted memberships are available for the following:

Active and Former Military: Use the discount code MILITARY

College Students: Use the discount code STUDENT

Individuals 55 and over: Use the discount code SENIOR

The discount will be applied at the time of purchase.

Red Panda Society

Exclusive Premier Membership

The Red Panda Society, our premier membership, was created to foster an appreciation and dedication within our community for the Ross Park Zoo. Through annual giving, members of the Red Panda Society will be supporting the animal care, conservation, and education programs that our zoological facility offers to our surrounding communities.

The Red Panda Society will play a critical role in the future of the Ross Park Zoo. These members, the zoo’s most dedicated and visionary supporters, will have a role in the vitality and progression of the zoo to make sure it is successful for future generations. We thank you for sharing your love of conservation and wildlife education with us!

Red Panda Society Memberships are available for individuals and corporations.  For more information on purchasing a Red Panda Society Membership for your business call (607) 724-5461 x.300.

Red Panda Society Membership Benefits

• Free admission to the Ross Park Zoo for (2) named adults, named adults must reside in the same household
• Free admission for children or grandchildren under 18 in the household
• Opportunity to add (1) named caregiver to the membership (non-reciprocal)
• Invitation to hospitality area during member appreciation events
• Invitation to Ross Park Zoo Annual Meeting
• 10% discount on all merchandise in our Zoovenir’s Gift Shop
• Monthly Ross Park Zoo email updates
• Bridge connection: Admission to Discovery Center, Roberson Museum, Kopernik Observatory & Phelps Mansion Museum for a reduced rate
• Free or reduced admission to participating reciprocal zoos, aquariums & gardens in the United States

Red Panda Society Levels

(2) additional guests each visit, (8) tickets to special events of your choice, (4) complimentary Ross Park Zoo one-day passes to bring a friend

Annual Membership Price
$500.00

(4) additional guests each visit, (8) tickets to special events of your choice, (8) complimentary Ross Park Zoo one-day passes to bring a friend, and a private tour of the zoo for up to (5) people

Annual Membership Price
$1,000.00

(4) additional guests each visit, (12) tickets to special events of your choice, (12) complimentary Ross Park Zoo one-day passes to bring a friend, and a private tour of the zoo for up to (5) people

Annual Membership Price
$2,500.00

(4) additional guests each visit, (12) tickets to special events of your choice, (16) complimentary Ross Park Zoo one-day passes to bring a friend, and a private tour of the zoo for up to (5) people

Annual Membership Price
$5,000.00

(4) additional guests each visit, (12) tickets to special events of your choice, (20) complimentary Ross Park Zoo one-day passes to bring a friend, private tour of the zoo for up to (5) people, complimentary use of the Ross Park pavilions and/or the Ross Park Amphitheater for (1) private function

Annual Membership Price
$10,000.00

Red Panda Society Application Form

Join our premier membership program online, or download the Red Panda Society membership form and mail to:

Ross Park Zoo
Attn: Membership
185 Park Ave
Binghamton, NY 13903

Membership FAQ

Have questions about Ross Park Zoo membership? Look through our membership FAQ to find answers to our most frequently asked questions about becoming a member. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at (607) 724-5461 ext. 502.

To enhance the visitor experience, we have removed the necessity for members to present their IDs when enjoying the zoo. We trust that our patrons will continue to appreciate this privilege responsibly. Should any concerns arise regarding misuse, we may revisit our policy to ensure the continued enjoyment for all our members.

It will take approximately one week to receive, process, and send out your membership card. If you do not receive your membership 3 weeks after submitting the form, please call us at (607) 724-5461 ext. 100.

To purchase a membership as a gift, fill out the gift recipient information on the membership form. You have the option of having it sent to you or to the gift recipient directly.

Memberships are non-transferable and can only be used by the listed names on the card. As a non-profit organization, we rely on your support and we try very hard to keep our membership prices affordable for many in the community. Both adults listed on the card must reside in the same household.

To replace a lost card, please call us at (607) 724-5461 ext. 100. There will be a $5.00 card replacement fee.

When signing up for your membership, please provide your email. This allows us to share updates on member events, special discounts, new animals, and more. It also helps us reduce paper and postage for membership renewals.

To change your address on your membership, please log into your online membership portal here or call us at (607) 724-5461 ext. 502.

A portion of your membership cost is tax deductible. Please consult a tax professional for more information.

You can find our updated reciprocal list at the top of this page. We recommend you call the facility ahead of time to confirm details and conditions of admission.

To learn about the zoo and keep up with zoo news, please provide your email address when applying for a membership. This enables you to receive our zoo email newsletter with upcoming event information.

Please click here to view our tutorial on accessing the membership portal.

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