Patrons benefits

The new scheme splits patronage into four different levels, making it easier for you to choose a level of support that suits you best.

ZSL offers four different levels of Patronage. Whichever you choose, your support will make a big difference to our vital conservation mission


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 on ZSL Experiences
  • 10% discount in Zoo shops and cafes
  • 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.

Join Today

Join Today

To become a ZSL Patron:

Please print and complete the application form PDF icon 2015 ZSL Patrons Application Form (155.19 KB) and return it to:

ZSL Patrons
Development Department
Zoological Society of London
Regent's Park

If you have any further questions about ZSL Patrons, please contact us on 020 7449 6406 or e-mail

We would be delighted to create a tailored package of benefits for you if you are considering a gift of £10,000 or above towards ZSL's work. Please contact Lee Ann Norris on 020 7449 6358 to find out more.