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. Replacement cards are $3. 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 200+ 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 SPOOKtacular)
  • FREE or discounted admission to more than 150 AZA accredited Zoos and aquariums nationwide. 
    (Note: Participation in the reciprocity program does not guarantee free admission at other institutions. Each participating Zoo determines their 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 members-only events
  • Discounts on Sunset Zoo classes & birthday parties
  • 10% off in the Safari Outpost Gift Shop
  • Family Membership Level only: Two one-time-use guest passes
  • Director's Club Members only: Ten one-time-use guest passes

Basic Membership Levels

Military Discount: $5 off any of the basic memberships with valid ID (active duty or retired).

  • Individual Membership - $30 
    One named adult 
  • Individual Plus - $40
    Two named adults
  • Individual Senior - $20
    One named adult 60+ years
  • Senior Plus - $30
    Two named adults 60+ years
  • Family - $50
    Two named adults of the same household & all children/grandchildren under 18

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 memberships allows card holder to bring an unnamed guest each visit. Card holder (or their ID) must accompany guest. Great for babysitters and nannies!

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