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friends of the zoo

Experience Auckland Zoo every day and be the first to know what's going on with our animals and keepers.

​​Friends of the Zoo is our annual membership that gives you unlimited daytime entry, 364 days a year! Plus, you get special discounts, offers and much more.​​ ​Click here for Friends of the Zoo ann​ual pass options and prices.​​​​


Friends of the Zoo benefits include:

  • Unlimited daytime entry to Auckland Zoo 364 days a year (9.​30am to 5pm / 5.30pm, last entry 4.15pm)
  • Pers​onalised membership pass
  • Invitations to exclusive events, competitions and prize draws
  • Renew your Friends of the Zoo membership​ and get 25% off!
  • 20 per cent dis​count on Zoo entry for additional friends and family attending with you (discount only available on full-priced adult and child general admission)
  • 10 per cent discount at the Zoo's WildZone gift shop and zoo cafes (excludes items like stamps, postcards and phonecards)
  • 33 per cent discount on the Souvenir Photography package (at the Zoo exit)
  • Discounts at a range of other attractions, including MOTAT, Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium, and Voyager NZ Maritime Museum.
  • PLUS, look out for other special offers and surprise treats throughout the year via email! To receive these, make sure we have your email address.​

​​​​special Conditions apply:

  • Membership privileges are available only on presentation of a current membership pass.
  • Only those named and photographed on the pass are able to use their membership to gain free Auckland Zoo entry and discounts at Auckland Zoo and other approved places (excl​udes Flexi adult guest passes).
  • Your membership pass is non-refundable and non-transferable (except Flexi adult guest passes).
  • A Friends of the Zoo pass cannot be used in conjunction with Auckland Zoo Discovery and Learning Centre visits.
  • To become an individual member you must be 15 years or over.
  • Friends of the Zoo passes are not valid for admission after 4.15pm or for evening events (unless specified in event listing) or private functions.
  • Adults: 15 years+. Children: 4-14 years. Seniors: 65+years
  • Other t​han free admission, Friends of the Zoo membership benefits are subject to periodic review and adjustment at the discretion of Auckland Zoo.
  • Discount to Kelly Tarlton's applies only to Adult or Child admission.
  • The discount on Zoo entry for friends and family applies to adult and child admission prices only, and is redeemed by presenting your pass at the cashiers.​
  • Standard Auckland Zoo Terms and Conditions of entry​ apply.​​​​
a great gift!

If you would like to purchase a gift membership for any of the Friends of the Zoo options​, simply complete the joining form or phone the Information Centre on 09 360 3805, and a gift certificate will be sent out to you or the recipient.

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