FOSZ Membership Benefits & Levels

Friends of Sunset Zoo memberships offer a variety of levels perfect for you and your family. Membership is valid for 12 months from the time of purchase; nontransferable and nonrefundable. Members of the military (active duty or retired with a valid ID) receive $5 off any basic membership.


Membership Benefits

Friends of Sunset Zoo members are a crucial part of the Sunset Zoo family! Your support helps care for the Zoo's 150+ animal residents, educate our future generations and protect amazing creatures in the wild. In appreciation for this investment, FOSZ members enjoy a gaggle of great benefits!

  • FREE Admission to Sunset Zoo for a year (excluding some special events and fundraisers).
  • FREE or Discounted Admission to more than 150 AZA accredited Zoos and aquariums nationwide. Participation in the reciprocity program does not guarantee free admission to other institutions. Each participating Zoo determines its reciprocal policies. Sunset Zoo strongly recommends calling ahead before visiting a reciprocating Zoo.
  • FREE year-long subscription to Zoo's Insider e-newsletter.
  • Exclusive invitations to FOSZS members-only events.
  • Discounts on Sunset Zoo classes & birthday parties.
  • 10% Discount in Sunset Zoo's Gift Shop and Expedition Café concession stand.
  • Complimentary Popcorn each visit per member during Expedition Café business hours 
  • Family Membership Level only: Two single-use digital guest passes (valid during regular business hours, not valid during special events).
  • Director's Club Members only: Ten single-use digital guest passes (valid during regular business hours, not valid during special events).

Basic Membership Levels

Military Discount: $5 off any of the basic memberships with valid ID (active duty or retired). Military discount only available for in-person membership sales and renewals. Military discount not valid for Director's club membership levels. 

  • Individual Membership | $35 
    One named adult 
  • Individual Plus |  $45
    Two named adults
  • Individual Senior | $25
    One named adult 60+ years
  • Senior Plus | $35
    Two named adults 60+ years
  • Family | $65
    Two named adults of the same household and all children and/or grandchildren under 18 years

Director's Club Membership Levels

  • Zoo Buff Membership | $100 
    Two named adults of the same household & all children/grandchildren under 18
  • Supporter Membership | $250 
    Two named adults of the same household & all children/grandchildren under 18
  • Patron Membership | $500
    Two named adults of the same household & all children/grandchildren under 18
  • Benefactor Membership | $1,000 
    Two named adults of the same household & all children/grandchildren under 18

Add-a-Person to Your Membership

Add a person to any membership level for $10. This membership allows members to bring an unnamed guest each visit. Member must accompany guest. Great for babysitters and nannies!

Prices and information subject change. Memberships are nonrefundable and nontransferable.