Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Montgomery Zoo Membership Rates Increasing

If you were thinking about getting a membership to the Montgomery Zoo, now is the time! Because effective March 31, 2012 the rates are increasing quite a bit.

A family membership (zoo only) is currently $50 but will be going up to $85! Every membership option is going up.

I have mentioned before why I think a membership to the zoo is a great deal, but let's look at this again.

Let's say your family is similar to mine: two adults, two kids (over 2 years old). You go to the zoo once, everyone wants to ride the train ($3 per person)- you spend $46. For $75 (for zoo only and train rides for a year) you can visit the zoo as many times as you want and take your time-play on the playground and have a picnic or just ride the train over and over again. I know this might sound strange but sometimes we go just for the playground (I feel a lot safer there than at other playgrounds in the area.)

We get the combo membership that includes the Mann Museum and on hot or rainy days we still have something to do that is inside. The combo membership is currently $80 for a family (two adults and up to 6 dependent children) but is going up to $115 (not including the train rides).

I am looking forward to all of the new things going on at the zoo. The construction for the Sky Lift is really going and just this week a new exhibit is opening- Parakeet Cove.

Zoo members also get free admission to Zoo Weekend, Holiday Light Festival and other zoo events all year long.

If you travel, there are other zoos all over the country that give you free or reduced admission with your Montgomery Zoo membership.

The info that I have doesn't say if the regular admission rates will be going up (but I suspect they could.) If that happens, it makes getting a membership now an even better deal.

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