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Memphis Zoo

Memphis Zoo

Our family has been a member of the Memphis Zoo for almost a year now. Now that we have kids, we need to take them places where they can learn and explore! Our membership was actually a Christmas gift for Greta last year, but I was planning on joining before we were gifted the membership!  I wanted to share the Memphis Zoo membership benefits in case you too have young children and are considering joining!


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Growing up my family had a membership to the Jacksonville Zoo, and I always have enjoyed visiting zoos all over the country.  I still enjoy going to the zoo as an adult, so naturally, now that I have kids, I would want to take them too.


Being a member is great because not only can you go to the zoo whenever you want, you get the inside scoop on what is going on with all the animals via the Zoo newsletters that get sent to you home, and you also get access to special events for members, and discounts for other special events (and even discounts for other zoo’s/aquariums).




Greta loves going to the zoo, and I just love watching how excited she gets and seeing what she says when she sees all the animals. I know when she gets a little older she will participate in some of the educational activities they offer to children as well.


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  • Free general admission for those listed on your membership
  • Free parking
  • Members-only preview for select new exhibits
  • 15% discount in all Zoo gift shops
  • 50% discount to more than 230 participating AZA Zoos and Aquariums
  • Discount on birthday parties
  • Invitations to Members-only events
  • Discount on select special event tickets, such as Zoo Boo & Zoo Lights
  • One-year subscription to Exzooberance, the Zoo’s bi-monthly magazine (view list of archives)
  • Discount on rides and ice skating punch cards
  • Three half-price general admission guest coupons




My favorite exhibit at the Memphis Zoo is the China Exhibit. I love the Pandas, and it is just a cool, colorful section of the zoo to walk through. I also love the African Veldt because elephants and giraffes are two of my favorite animals.


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Now that school is back in session, I especially love going to the zoo on a weekday morning. You practically have the whole zoo to yourself!


I am also looking forward to the Zoo in the fall and all the activities the Memphis Zoo has in the fall.


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