Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
Do you Zoo? Since becoming a mother I am rediscovering all those things I loved to do as a kid -- like go to Zoos, Children's Museums, and Aquariums! However, before you go out and buy a membership to a local zoo check and see if it is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Memberships at AZA zoos are often good at other zoos and aquariums in the area. For example, I can buy a membership at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Rhode Island and that membership is good at the Franklin Park Zoo in Massachusetts and the Boston Museum of Science! This is a great way to maximize the value of your membership. But note that even if a Zoo is an AZA member it may only offer discounts at other Zoos and Aquariums. Call and ask about the details before you decide which Zoo to buy a membership for.