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May 17, 2022

Gift a Membership to the Cincinnati Zoo

What better way to show you appreciate someone than with a gift to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden? Read on to learn more!

Gift Membership

Looking for a wild and unique gift? Give the gift of membership! When you purchase a gift membership, you (as the gift giver) will receive an e-mail confirmation with a PDF gift certificate attached that the recipient will redeem at their convenience to begin their membership. Easy as 1-2-3! To redeem and activate the gift membership, the recipient will need to call the Member Services Office at 513-559-7713 or e-mail You will not need any of the recipient’s information to purchase a gift membership.

The membership doesn’t start until the recipient decides to redeem the gift certificate, which means they won’t lose any time on their membership! The membership is valid for one year from the redemption date (must redeem within one year of purchase).

Gift memberships in the form of renewals will add one year from the current members expiration date (i.e. if the current members expiration date for their membership is 3/31/2022, the gift membership will add one year and expire on 3/31/2023). You will not need the current members information to complete the transaction.

Membership Options

Even cooler, members that renew their membership before its expiration date can receive 20 percent off the full-price membership! For speedy processing, purchase your membership online! You can use your e-mail confirmation as your membership card as soon as you receive it.

Note: Must be renewed before the current membership expires to receive a discount, discount code required. The 20 percent discount cannot be combined with any additional discounts, promotions or offers. Discount is off the full price of membership. Mail orders can take up to 21 days to process.

Digital Membership Card

Access your Digital Membership card via the Digital Membership Portal! Click here and use Option 1 to look up your member ID and to find your membership expiration date.

But quick! The membership sale ends April 30. For more information and to learn more about it, visit

Zoo Bucks

You can’t forget the Zoo Bucks – a perfect gift for any zoo-lover! Zoo Bucks never expire and may be spent anywhere at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden from admission to membership or even a bite to eat!

Zoo Bucks are delivered as a PDF attachment via email and may be printed or forwarded to the recipient. Zoo Bucks may not be used on the zoo’s website. All sales are final for Zoo Bucks; lost Zoo Bucks may not be refunded or replaced.

About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, a military wife and mom of three. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.