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Columbus Zoo Friends Membership

Friends Membership

Want to join Friends of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium? Sign-up online by clicking on the link below. If you are already a Friend, you can renew your existing Friends membership via the same process.

Click here to begin your online registration



Benefits of Membership


  • Meet endangered and exotic animals through educational programs at each meeting.  Meetings are held approximately six times a year.
  • Meet key Zoo staff including Jack Hanna and many of the keepers.
  • Get a firsthand look at the Zoo and be on the cutting edge of learning about the exciting research, conservation, and visitor experiences at the Columbus Zoo, including behind the scenes updates from Zoo staff.
  • Admission for you and your guests to the Annual Friends of the Columbus Zoo Holiday Party
  • A  Friends T-shirt
  • Education opportunities
  • The opportunity to develop your leadership skills, while supporting the Zoo

Membership Responsibilities

  • Annual dues of $40
  • Ten hours of volunteer service each year
  • Attend a minimum of 75% of general membership meetings
  • Maintain a Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Membership