Membership offers many opportunities for you to connect with nature and to help the zoo's conservation efforts.
Click on JOIN TODAY to become a Brookfield Zoo member!
If you're a current member, and ready to renew for another year of fun, click on RENEW NOW!
EVERY MEMBER RECEIVES
Check out answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about membership.
Tax Deductibility Information
2013 Membership Purchases: Under IRS guidelines, members may deduct basic membership levels under $75 as a charitable contribution. All other levels may deduct as a charitable contribution only the excess of the membership payment over the estimated fair market value of the goods or services received in return. Family Members may deduct $94, Family Plus Members may deduct $91, Supporting Members may deduct $180, and Sustaining Members may deduct $371 of their membership fees.
2014 Membership Purchases: For tax deductibility, the IRS allows the member and the organization to disregard certain membership benefits that the member receives in return for an annual payment of $75 or less to a qualified organization. These disregarded benefits include rights or privileges that the member can use frequently while they are a member such as free or discounted admission. For annual payments over $75, the member may deduct as a charitable contribution only the excess of the membership payment over the estimated fair market value of the goods or services received above the benefits included in the basic membership. The estimated non-deductible amount per year for tax purposes for each membership level is: Individual Plus $18, Individual Unlimited $36, Family $5, Family Plus $41, Family Unlimited $74, and Sustaining Unlimited $94. Please consult your tax adviser for additional information regarding tax deductibility.
Become a Brookfield Zoo member today!
Stay Informed with the CZS and Brookfield
Get news, announcements and other
information in your email inbox. Just enter
your email address to subscribe.
Support the Society
Donate to the Chicago
Zoological Society and Brookfield Zoo
The Chicago Zoological Society is a private nonprofit
organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land
owned by the
Forest Preserves of Cook County. AZA Accredited.
© 2014 Chicago Zoological Society. All Rights
Chicago Zoological Society, 3300 Golf Rd, Brookfield, IL 60513