Membership

Reciprocal Zoo List

Baird's Tapir

Please note that the list has changed in 2019.

Members of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee get free admission to the Milwaukee County Zoo and free or discounted admission to more than 150 other zoos and aquariums! AZA Professional Affiliate and AZA Professional Fellow memberships are also included in this program.

Our list of reciprocating zoos and aquariums follows. Changes are made every year regarding reciprocity. As an AZA accredited institution, the Zoo has opted to offer free or discounted admission to members of AZA accredited institutions that reciprocate with free or discounted admission to our Zoo. If a zoo or aquarium is not on our list, there is no reciprocation with free or discounted admission. You must have your membership card and photo I.D. with you to receive free admission. The agreements do not include free parking. Also, most institutions do not honor reciprocity for special events. Please contact any reciprocal institution with the date you may be visiting to verify reciprocal policies. Please verify updates through this page or call our membership office at (414) 258-2333. If you visit a reciprocating institution but are asked to pay, please keep your receipt. Once you return, contact our office at the above number immediately for assistance. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will be reimbursed, but we will make an attempt on your behalf.

Please contact the reciprocal institution to obtain information on corporate discount arrangements. Most institutions limit reciprocity to two (2) adults and two (2) children. Reciprocity is subject to change.

The John G. Shedd Aquarium (Chicago), Brookfield Zoo (Chicago), San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Park, and all Sea World locations choose not to reciprocate with other zoos. Therefore, your free admission benefits do not apply at these institutions.

Please note: The Milwaukee County Zoo DOES NOT reciprocate with zoos that are located in close geographic proximity to our zoo. This includes the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, N.E.W. Zoo in Green Bay and Racine Zoological Gardens.

Important Note: Zoo databases are not linked, and each zoo maintains their own membership list. Other zoos will not be able to verify your membership, so please be prepared and always have your zoo pass along with your picture I.D. ready for the attendant.

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ALABAMA

Birmingham Zoo *

ALASKA

Alaska SeaLife Center *

ARIZONA

Phoenix Zoo *
Reid Park Zoo (Tucson) *
SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium (Tempe) *

ARKANSAS

Little Rock Zoo *

CALIFORNIA

Aquarium of the Bay (San Francisco) *
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (San Pedro)
Charles Paddock Zoo (Atascadero)
CuriOdyssey (formerly Coyote Point) (San Mateo) *
Fresno Chaffee Zoo *
Happy Hollow Zoo (San Jose) *
Living Desert, The Calif., (Palm Desert) *
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens *
Oakland Zoo *
Sacramento Zoo *
San Francisco Zoo *
Santa Ana Zoo *
Santa Barbara Zoo
Sequoia Park Zoo (Eureka)

CANADA

Calgary Zoo (Calgary) *
Granby Zoo (Quebec) *
Toronto Zoo *

COLORADO

Pueblo Zoo *

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo (Bridgeport)

DELAWARE

Brandywine Zoo (Wilmington)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Smithsonian National Zoological Park (Washington, D.C.) # (10% discount in on-site gift shops)

FLORIDA

Brevard Zoo (Melbourne) *
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens (Sanford) *
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens *
Mote Marine Aquarium (Sarasota) *
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park (West Palm Beach) *
Saint Augustine Alligator Farm (St. Augustine) *
Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo (Gainesville) *
SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium (Orlando) *
The Florida Aquarium (Tampa) *
Zoo Miami *
Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park Zoo, (Tampa) *

GEORGIA

Zoo Atlanta *

IDAHO

Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park (Idaho Falls)
Zoo Boise

ILLINOIS

Cosley Zoo (Wheaton)
Miller Park Zoo (Bloomington)
Peoria Zoo
Scovill Zoo (Decatur) *

INDIANA

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo *
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden (Evansville)
Potawatomi Zoo (South Bend) *

IOWA

Blank Park Zoo (Des Moines)
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (Dubuque) *

KANSAS

David Traylor Zoo of Emporia (Emporia) # (25% off all merchandise)
Hutchinson Zoo # (20% discount in the gift shop)
Lee Richardson Zoo (Garden City) # (10% off gifts/concessions; free drive-through & shuttle; half-price train)
Rolling Hills Adventure Center (Salina) *
Sedgwick County Zoo (Wichita) *
Sunset Zoological Park (Manhattan)
Topeka Zoological Park

KENTUCKY

Louisville Zoological Garden (Louisville) *

LOUISIANA

Alexandria Zoological Park *

MARYLAND

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore (Baltimore) *
Salisbury Zoological Park # (25% discount in the gift shop)

MASSACHUSETTS

Buttonwood Park Zoo (New Bedford)
Capron Park Zoo (Attleboro)
Franklin Park Zoo (Zoo New England-Boston) *
Museum of Science (Boston)
Stone Zoo (Zoo New England-Stoneham) *

MEXICO

Parque Zoologico De Leon (Leon) *

MICHIGAN

Binder Park Zoo (Battle Creek) *
Detroit Zoological Society (Royal Oak) *
John Ball Zoological Garden (Grand Rapids)
Potter Park Zoological Gardens (Lansing)
Saginaw Children's Zoo (Saginaw)
SEA Life Michigan Aquarium (Auburn Hills) *

MINNESOTA

Como Park Zoo (St. Paul) # (15% discount in gift shop)
Lake Superior Zoo (Duluth) *
Minnesota Zoo (Apple Valley) *

MISSOURI

Dickerson Park Zoo (Springfield) *
Endangered Wolf Center (Eureka) *
Kansas City Sea life Aquarium *
Kansas City Zoo *
St. Louis Zoo # (1/2 price adventure)

MONTANA

Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center (West Yellowstone) *

NEBRASKA

Lincoln Children's Zoo
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo *
Riverside Discovery Center (Scottsbluff) *

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (Holderness) *

NEW JERSEY

Bergen County Zoological Park (Paramus)
Cape May County Park and Zoo # (10% discount in the gift shop)
Turtle Back Zoo (West Orange) *

NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque Biological Park or ABQ *
Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park (Carlsbad)

NEW YORK

Aquarium of Niagara (Niagara Falls) *
Buffalo Zoo *
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park (Syracuse) *
Seneca Park Zoo (Rochester) *
Staten Island Zoo (Staten Island)
Trevor Zoo (Millbrook)
Utica Zoo

NORTH CAROLINA

Greensboro Science Center
Museum of Life & Science (Durham) *
North Carolina Aquariums

Three locations:
Roanoke Island (Manteo)
Pine Knoll Shores (Atlantic Beach)
Fort Fisher (Kure Beach)


North Carolina Zoological Park (Asheboro)
Western North Carolina Nature Center (Asheville)

NORTH DAKOTA

Chahinkapa Zoo (Wahpeton)
Dakota Zoo (Bismarck)
Red River Zoo (Fargo)
Roosevelt Park Zoo (Minot)

OHIO

African Safari Wildlife Park (Port Clinton) *
Akron Zoological Park *
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery (Dayton)
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden *
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo *
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium (Powell) *
The Toledo Zoo *
Wilds, The (Cumberland) *

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden *
Tulsa Zoo *

OREGON

Oregon Zoo (Portland) *
Wildlife Safari (Winston) *

PENNSYLVANIA

Elmwood Park Zoo (Norristown) *
Erie Zoological Society
Lehigh Valley Zoo (Schnecksville)
National Aviary (Pittsburgh) *
Philadelphia Zoo *
ZOOAMERICA - NA Wildlife Park (Hershey)

RHODE ISLAND

Roger Williams Park Zoo (Providence) *

SOUTH CAROLINA

Greenville Zoo
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden (Columbia) *

SOUTH DAKOTA

Bramble Park Zoo (Watertown)
Great Plains Zoo and Museum (Sioux Falls) *

TENNESSEE

Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park
Knoxville Zoological Gardens *
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium *
Nashville Zoo *

TEXAS

Abilene Zoological Gardens
Caldwell Zoo (Tyler) *
Cameron Park Zoo (Waco)
Dallas Zoo *
El Paso Zoo *
Ellen Trout Zoo (Lufkin)
Gladys Porter Zoo (Brownsville)
Houston Zoo *
San Antonio Zoological Society *
Texas State Aquarium (Corpus Christi) *

UTAH

Tracy Aviary (Salt Lake City)
Utah's Hogle Zoo (Salt Lake City) *

VIRGINIA

Virginia Zoological Park (Norfolk) *

WASHINGTON

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (Tacoma) *
Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle) *

WEST VIRGINIA

Oglebay's Good Zoo (Wheeling)

WISCONSIN

International Crane Foundation (Baraboo)

* 50% Admission discount
# This is a free admission zoo that will offer Zoological Society of Milwaukee members discounts in their gift shops or attractions