March 13, 2010
With unlimited access to three Melbourne zoos as well as interstate zoos, this membership is such great value and the perfect present for a 1+ year old - particularly if the giver renews it each year. For $100 (includes a $15 joining fee) you get admission for one specified parent and any children under 4 years. For children over 4, it is an additional $36 a year. You also get a quarterly magazine with lots of animal pictures to cut out, a discount at the souvenir shop and a discount on zoo events such as twilights.
We use our Zoo membership all the time and I find it a great way to catch up with friends. Generally we just go for a couple of hours, see our favourite animals, have a quick play in the playground and get a small souvenir at the shop. Sometimes we take a picnic or, if we are at the Melbourne Zoo, we go to Birdie Num Nums in Nicholson Street where there is a courtyard with a sandpit and a good kids menu.
For details on the Zoos Victoria membership, visit www.zoos.org.au/fotz