How to purchase an annual pass:

We do not offer online pass sales at this time. Annual passes will not be available for purchase on Special Event Days in order to keep lines moving at Admissions. They will be available during normal business hours on non-event days.

Purchase your annual pass in the following ways:

  • IN PERSON: Purchase your pass at the admissions entrance at the zoo.
  • BY PHONE: Passes and gift cards may be purchased by phone at (907) 341-6433 during open zoo hours up until time of last entry. If staff are busy helping customers, you will receive our voice mail. Please leave a detailed message and we will return your call as soon as possible.
  • BY MAIL: Print our ONLINE PASS FORM (PDF), fill it out and mail it to us with a check payment (no cash or credit cards by mail). PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT OUT-OF-STATE CHECKS. FOR IN-STATE CHECKS, WE NEED A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER INCLUDED FOR PROCESSING. Our mailing address is The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage, AK 99507.

Why purchase an annual zoo pass?

Zoo passholders play an important role in supporting the Alaska Zoo as a private non-profit zoo. Pass purchases go toward animal care, exhibit renovations, and education program growth. 

To learn more about the zoo visit our Education, History and Mission, Support, and Animals and Conservation pages. To view images from the zoo visit the Zoos, Zoo Animals and Zoo Birds galleries on John Gomes' site (our official photographer).

Annual pass holder benefits:

  • Entry for all individuals included on the pass for one year from date of purchase (**see below for excluded events)
  • 20% discount in gift shop during December
  • Discounts on Adventure Camps

Contributor donation pass upgrade, additional $200, added pass benefits include: 

  • 5 free one-day guest passes (up to $75 value)
  • 10% gift shop discount all year (goes to 20% in December only)
  • 10% coffee shop discount all year

Benefactor donation pass upgrade, additional $400, added pass benefits include:

  • 1 free behind-the-scenes tour for up to 5 people ($250 value)
  • 5 free one-day guest passes (up to $75 value)
  • 10% gift shop discount all year (goes to 20% in December only)
  • 10% coffee shop discount all year


To enter the zoo using an annual pass: 

  • Annual pass cards must be shown at Admissions for entry to the zoo using your zoo membership. If you do not have your card, full admission prices will apply for entry at that time.
  • Give the total number of people included on the pass entering at that time.
  • Improper use of your pass, refusal to follow membership entry procedures, refusal to check-in using the admissions line, or becoming disruptive or belligerent to admissions staff may result in confiscation and cancellation of your membership.
  • Admissions does check IDs to verify the pass is valid for the person using it. Please be prepared to show ID with your pass if asked.     

Youth supervision:  

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  There must be one adult for every five children under 12 years old.  We reserve the right to refuse entry or ask groups to leave zoo grounds if they are out of ratio or leaving children unsupervised.

Adding additional adults or children to pass: 

You may add adults or children to your pass at any time.  However, additions do not alter the original pass expiration date and the applicable fees will not be pro-rated.

Name Changes

No name changes are allowed after one (1) month from date of purchase.

**Exclusion of selected zoo events: 

Zoo Boo and Zoo Lights are not free, but are discounted events for annual pass holders. Some additional event days may also have a charge. See individual event listings.

Lost, damaged, or worn out passes: 

Pass cards can be replaced for $2 per 2 cards.  Request duplicates and pay at admissions.

We do not offer refunds on annual passes.

Thank you for your support of the Alaska Zoo. Your membership plays a vital role in helping us to continue our mission of animal care, conservation and education.                                     

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