Become a Patron

ZSL Patrons is a prestigious programme offering a dedicated and exciting way of helping the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in its mission to achieve and promote the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

Our Patrons provide us with tremendous, committed support, enabling us to continue our vital work at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos, the Institute of Zoology and in our conservation programmes around the world.

Offering a range of fantastic benefits and costing as little as £600 a year, ZSL Patrons is an exciting and unique way to be closely involved in ZSL.

There are four different levels of ZSL Patronage, making it easier for you to choose a level of support that suits you best.

Partner Level

  • Unlimited entry to ZSL London or Whipsnade Zoos for 2 named adults and up to 5 family members living at the same address
  • Sign in 2 guests per visit- perfect for bringing friends and family into the Zoo
  • Invitations to our Annual Patron event- when you could enjoy anything from exhibit previews, animal encounters and exclusive out of hours access to our Zoos
  • 10% discount in Zoo shops and cafes
  • 10% discount on ZSL Experiences 
  • Free parking at both Zoos all year around and free car entry at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
  • Access to the ZSL Library with borrowing rights
  • Regular updates from across ZSL with our monthly Patrons exclusive newsletter and an annual subscription to Wild About magazine

Guardian Level

All the benefits of Partner level, plus:

  • Sign in 4 guests per visit
  • Enjoy a programme of exclusive behind the scenes Patron events- including out of hours tours of animal exhibits, chances to hears from our world class conservationists, scientists and keepers, and exhibit previews
  • ‘Name a Nanny’- an alternative adult who can enjoy unlimited access to the Zoos without the Patron being present- perfect for a Nanny or Grandparent
  • 5 complimentary entrance tickets to the Zoos
  • Recognition in ZSL’s Annual Review 

Ambassador Level

All the benefits of Guardian level, plus:

  • Exclusive animal encounter at London or Whipsnade Zoo for up to 6 people
  • An extra 5 complimentary tickets to the Zoos (10 in total)
  • Exclusive discounts and free tickets to Zoo events throughout the year, including Zoo nights and the prestigious Stamford Raffles Lecture
  • Private tours of our exhibits from our keepers and Directors

President’s Circle Level

All the benefits of Ambassador level, plus:

  • An extra animal encounter at London or Whipsnade Zoo
  • Discounts on venue hire for private entertaining
  • An extra 5 complimentary tickets for the Zoos (15 in total)
  • Opportunities to visit our field conservation sites around the world.
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Patronage tiers

Partner Patron

£600 - £1,349

Guardian Patron

£1,350 - £2,499

Ambassador Patron

£2,500 - £4,999

President’s Circle Patron

£5,000 - £9,999