Have FONZ Membership Card, Will Travel

One of the great benefits of being a FONZ member is free or discounted admission to other reciprocating zoos and aquariums, and in some cases, discounts in their shops.

When visiting California's Bay Area, see the new Valley Children’s Zoo at the Oakland Zoo. It features alligators, otters, ring-tailed lemurs, and Malayan fruit bats. See the Bug House and hands-on exhibits to climb in, on, and around.

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) sponsors a Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP), in which the National Zoo participates. Under RAP, participating zoos and aquariums agree to grant free admission to current members of other participating institutions. RAP covers admission to the main facility on normal operating days and hours but may exclude exhibits or events requiring an additional fee. Please note that not all AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums grant reciprocal benefits.

The number of visitors admitted with a Household Membership may vary depending on the zoo or aquarium, and the maximum age of children so admitted may also differ. Participating institutions may treat membership categories, parking fees, guest privileges, and gift shop discounts differently.

Vacationing on Florida's Gulf Coast? Dive into the sea with a visit to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota and discover Florida's fascinating marine life and explore the ocean's scientific wonders.
In addition to RAP participants, other zoos and aquariums offer admission and other discounts to members of other institutions on a case-by-case basis.

The zoos and aquariums listed below offer special privileges to current FONZ members in 2008. Unless otherwise specified, they offer free entrance admission. Any other special discounts are described. Please note that these arrangements are subject to change.

You should always call ahead to confirm this information before you travel. Contact names, phone numbers, and in most cases, email addresses and links to websites are provided for your convenience. When visiting these institutions, always have your FONZ membership card and an ID. If you encounter any difficulties in receiving reciprocal benefits, please advise the FONZ Membership Office at 202.633.3026.

Visitors to the National Zoo who are current members of one of these reciprocating zoos or aquariums receive ten percent off purchases at National Zoo gift shops on the grounds of the Zoo. This discount does not apply to items on sale.

Please select a location below to view a listing of zoos and aquariums that reciprocate with the National Zoo.

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