Be a Zooporter! Patron members are deeply committed to the mission of Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium and partner with us to ensure the continued vitality of the zoo. 

Your patron membership goes beyond a household membership in two important ways – how it helps the zoo and how it benefits you.


Patron members help the zoo:

  • Bring new, world-class exhibits that benefit both animals and visitors
  • Pioneer new methods of animal enrichment and care
  • Provide outstanding educational programming
  • Participate in ground-breaking conservation research
  • Increase community access to the zoo

In addition, you receive exclusive benefits and additional privileges to your membership. Patron Memberships start at $300 and include:

  • FREE Zoo, Theater, Stingray Beach, flight amphitheater and Wildlife Safari Park admission admission for two named members at the same address and up to 6 children or grandchildren (ages 0-20).   
  • Zoo admission for 2 additional guests with every visit.
  • The addition of a nanny or babysitter to your membership at no additional charge.
  • Discounts on education programs and concessions at the zoo and Lozier Theater.
  • Invitations to special zoo events.
  • Priority registration for select programs.
  • Unlimited rides! Unlimited rides are included at the $500-level and above. 

Please note: January 31st, 2019 will be the last day to purchase a patron membership at the $300 level. Please visit our frequency asked questions page here for more details. 

In addition to the benefits listed above, each level of patron membership includes several "insider" benefits. Extra day passes, zoo facility discounts and behind the scenes access are just a few of the perks.

*The tax-deductible portion of your gift is the cost of your membership minus $313 in goods and services.*