Memberships

When you purchase a zoo membership, you are supporting Columbian Park Zoo's mission to encourage the appreciation of the world’s wildlife, to enhance the preservation and conservation of biodiversity and to inspire educational discovery and exploration in a fun, family-oriented environment for all citizens of the Greater Lafayette Area.

NEW MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT ADDED FOR 2023 SEASON: Family and Grandparent Memberships will now include a 4-pack of train ride passes; Individual Memberships will now include a 2-pack of train ride passes.

Columbian Park Zoo’s mission is to encourage the appreciation of the world’s wildlife, to enhance the preservation and conservation of biodiversity and to inspire educational discovery and exploration in a fun, family-oriented environment for all citizens of the Greater Lafayette Area.
Columbian Park Zoo’s mission is to encourage the appreciation of the world’s wildlife, to enhance the preservation and conservation of biodiversity and to inspire educational discovery and exploration in a fun, family-oriented environment for all citizens of the Greater Lafayette Area.
Columbian Park Zoo’s mission is to encourage the appreciation of the world’s wildlife, to enhance the preservation and conservation of biodiversity and to inspire educational discovery and exploration in a fun, family-oriented environment for all citizens of the Greater Lafayette Area.
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Membership Brochure

Our new online registration platform is now live! Click here to purchase or renew a Columbian Park Zoo Membership.

Family Membership 

This membership level includes two named adults and all named dependent children under 18 years of age. 

Fee

$50*

Benefits

  • FREE Zoo admission
  • NEW: One 4-pack of Columbian Park Express Train ride tickets
  • 2 Tropicanoe Cove one-day admission passes
  • Discount on select Zoo education classes*
  • Zoo Gift Shop discount
  • $20 off commemorative brick pavers
  • Discounts on select Zoo special events
  • Discounts at reciprocating zoos & aquariums
  • Exclusive member communications

*Discounts apply only to children living in the household

Click here to purchase a Family Membership


NEW! Grandparent Membership 

This membership level includes two named adults and up to six grandchildren under 18 years of age. 

Fee

$50

Benefits

  • FREE Zoo admission
  • NEW: One 4-pack of Columbian Park Express Train ride tickets
  • 2 Tropicanoe Cove one-day admission passes
  • Zoo Gift Shop discount
  • $20 off commemorative brick pavers
  • Discounts on select Zoo special events
  • Discounts at reciprocating zoos & aquariums
  • Exclusive member communications

Click here to purchase a Grandparent Membership

Individual Membership

This membership level includes one named adult.

Fee

$25*

Benefits

  • FREE Zoo admission
  • NEW: One 2-pack of Columbian Park Express Train ride tickets
  • 1 Tropicanoe Cove one-day admission passes
  • Zoo Gift Shop discount
  • $20 off commemorative brick pavers
  • Discounts on select Zoo special events
  • Discounts at reciprocating zoos & aquariums
  • Exclusive member communications

Click here to purchase an Individual Membership


*a $5 discount is available for seniors age 65+

Gift Memberships

When you purchase a Gift Zoo Membership, your purchase not only supports the zoo and our community, but your gift recipient will receive a host of Membership Benefits! Please review the Membership Levels and associated Benefits, and eligibility parameters prior to making your gift purchase.  Gift Memberships can be purchased on our online portal under the pink "Gifts for Zoo Lovers" tab at the top of the page. Gift Membership sales for the 2022 holiday season will open on Black Friday, November 25.

Please email zoomembership@lafayette.in.gov if you have any questions.

Ensuring Success

Columbian Park Zoo has counted on the support of the community since opening in 1908. Purchasing a membership is a commitment to the future of the zoo, and ensures its continued success and development for years to come. 

 For more information about becoming a member, please email the membership department.

Membership Guidelines

  • Zoo Memberships are subject to annual renewal.
  • Benefits are active for 365 days from the date of purchase.
  • Membership purchases support Columbian Park Zoo's initiatives, conservation projects, and general operations.
  • Sales are administered through the City of Lafayette and are not tax-deductible.
  • Membership is non-transferable and non-refundable. No refunds will be made for unused benefits for any reason. Member benefits have no cash value.
  • Benefits and privileges associated with any Membership level are non-transferable and may not be resold or bartered. 
  • For Family Memberships, benefits apply to 2 named adults and all dependent children in the household.
  • For Individual Memberships, benefits apply only to the named adult membership-holder, age 18 or older. 
  • In order to redeem benefits, your Membership card and a valid photo ID must be presented.
  • Membership benefits cannot be retroactively applied to purchases or program registrations made prior to the start of the Membership term.
  • Admission benefits entitle eligible Members to free admission to Columbian Park Zoo during normal operating hours, for the duration of the Membership term. Admission is subject to capacity restrictions, and Membership status does not guarantee entry.
  • Education program discounts are restricted to Family level memberships, and apply only to the dependent children of the Membership household and 2 named adults. Program discounts may not be immediately available for online registrations. Separate education program registration is required. Membership does not guarantee seat availability. 
  • By joining as a Member, you consent to the creation of a contact profile with our membership database and our online registration system, and to receiving periodic communications from Columbian Park Zoo, Lafayette Parks and Recreation, the City of Lafayette or its partnering organizations. 
  • It is the responsibility of the Member to maintain current contact information with the Membership office.
  • The Columbian Park Zoo reserves the right to make changes to the structure of the Membership program at any time, including eligibility requirements, prices and/or benefits, with or without notice, and reserves the right to terminate the Membership status of an individual Member due to violations of the terms of Membership, illegal/illicit conduct, or failure to comply with City of Lafayette, Lafayette Parks and Recreation, or Columbian Park Zoo rules and regulations.