A Grandparent Membership provides free admission to the North Carolina Zoo for two grandparents who share the same household and to their minor grandchildren (younger than 18), as well as other benefits (click here to review all membership benefits). A Grandparent-Plus Membership provides the same benefits and allows the grandparents to bring one guest for free on each visit.
Those purchasing a North Carolina Zoo Society Membership online can also choose to:
- purchase "add-ons"—each add-on purchased admits one free guest on every visit
- purchase duplicate membership cards
- make an additional donation to support Zoo conservation programs, renovations or general activities
All, or nearly all, of the cost of a Grandparent or Grandparent-Plus Membership is tax-deductible; the estimated value of this membership is under $8 a year.