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 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)

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 to other institutions. Each participating Zoo determines its reciprocal policies. Sunset Zoo strongly recommends calling ahead before visiting a reciprocating Zoo.)

A 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

Discounts at Expedition Café (concession stand)

Family Membership Level only: Two one-time-use guest passes

Director's Club Members only: Ten one-time-use guest passes

Films for FOSZ 2023

Basic Membership Levels

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

  • 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 & 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 membership allows members to bring an unnamed guest each visit. Memeber must accompany guest. Great for babysitters and nannies!

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