We appreciate our Corporate Members!

When you join the Zoo as a corporate member, we’ll list your company on our Companies for Conservation webpage the entire year you are a member! These sponsorship donations help contribute to over $2 million spent caring for our huge giraffe herd; our grizzly bears, Emmett and Digger; a pride of lions; a Mexican wolf pack and so much more!

Members-Only Exclusive Adventures*

(Event details are posted below when available. See our Zoo Events Calendar for all listings.)
Please note: Events listed below may change due to unforeseen circumstances.


– Saturdays, June 1 through Labor Day Weekend – RISE AND SHINE MEMBER MORNINGS – 8 a.m.
Members can enter the Zoo at 8 a.m. every Saturday morning through Labor Day weekend! Watch and listen as the Zoo wakes up. This perk is only available to those listed on a membership (adults, children and Third Adults) and those covered under a ‘Plus’ membership (Individual Plus or Family Plus/Grandparent Plus). We hope you join us soon!

Stay tuned for 2023 Summer Member Event Listings!

*Who can attend Members-only events?

  • Please note: Patron Dinner is by invitation only; however, member nights are open to all members.
  • For an Individual Plus membership, the primary card holder and his/her guest is included (listed adult must be present).
  • For a Family or Grandparent membership, the one or two primary adults and any children listed on the card are included.
  • For Family Plus/Grandparent Plus and higher, any “Plus” people are included (x1 for Family Plus/Grandparent Plus, x2 for Conservator and higher – Note: a listed adult must be present to bring the “Plus” person/people).
  • Third Adults can also attend if they are listed on the membership.
  • Be sure to have your membership card and photo ID (for listed adult names) to check in at the front gate.​
  • No guests, non-members or one-time-use guest passes can attend to members-only events.
  • The Sky Ride Day Pass is not applicable to members-only or after-hours events.
  • Members cannot renew during a member night.

Discounts, Privileges & Programs

Many, many special privileges and program offerings for our Zoo members:

  • 365 Days of Fun: Enjoy a year of FREE daytime admission to the Zoo! Advance tickets are required for members and guests of Individual Plus, Family, Grandparent and Family Plus membership levels. Ticket reservations are limited and not guaranteed. Visit www.cmzoo.org/visit to reserve your tickets.
  • Win a Behind-the-Scenes Experience!
    June through August, your name will be entered for a chance to meet one of our amazing animals behind-the-scenes. The more you visit, the better your chances of winning! Winners will be contacted by the Membership Office at the end of each month- see you soon!
  • FREE Admission to Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun
    Membership includes FREE access to Russell Tutt Scenic Highway and Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. Enjoy a 1.4 mile drive up the Russell Tutt Scenic Highway to this spectacular historic monument with breathtaking views of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. Visit the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun for details on hours and access.
  • FREE Subscription to The Waterhole
    Our monthly eNewsletter keeps members updated with behind-the-scenes animal stories, special members-only events, promotions and more!
  • Discounted Tickets to Boo at the Zoo in October
    Receive a member discount on tickets to the regions largest family-friendly Halloween party (advance tickets required).
  • FREE Admission to Electric Safari
    Members get FREE visits to our holiday lights extravaganza, during evenings in December (advance tickets required).
  • Rise and Shine Member’s Early Summer Morning Hours
    Beat the crowds every Saturday, June through August, with members-only early entrance to the Zoo starting at 8 a.m. Watch and listen as the Zoo wakes up and stay ahead of the crowds and the heat (advance tickets required).
  • Invitations to Exclusive Members-Only Adventures.
  • Special Savings on Programs
    WILD learning adventures are available for kids of all ages! Members receive discounts on educational programs and camps and more. See Events and Programs for special member pricing by program.
  • Gift Shop Discounts
    Save 10% at the Thundergod Gift Shop by simply presenting your membership card and photo ID. (Discounts do not include stroller or wagon rentals, sale items, books, film or food items at any of the concessions.)
  • Mountaineer Sky Ride Day Pass or individual Sky Ride Ticket Discount
    For just $35, you can add a Sky Ride Day Pass to any membership and ride as much as you like! Or, receive a $1 discount on individual Mountaineer Sky Ride tickets.
  • Quarters for Conservation
    Part of your membership goes to support Quarters for Conservation. With every visit, you will receive quarter “tokens” and get to contribute to the conservation project that inspires you. Learn more about our conservation efforts and programs.

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Our members help make the world a better place.
Thanks for your support!