Troubadourable folk buddies Simon and Garfunkel once sang that “it’s all happening at the zoo” before retiring from music to live out their days serenely basking in the reptile habitat. Get happening with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a Zoo Friend membership to the Micke Grove Zoological Society in Lodi (a $100 value). The membership includes:
- Free entry to the Micke Grove Zoo for two adults, three children younger than 18, and two additional guests per visit for one year
- Free or reduced admission to many other zoos and aquariums nationwide
- A 10% discount at the Zoo Gift Shop
- Discounts on education programs at the zoo
- Free subscription to zoo newsletter
- Invitation to members-only events
At Micke Grove Zoo, supported by the Micke Grove Zoological Society, families and friends explore 5 acres of varied habitats that house indigenous creatures and exotic animals from across the world. Animal-loving parties trek through themed habitats that include Paseo Pantera, the path of the mountain lion, and Madagascar: Island Lost in Time, which features parrots, Madagascan tortoises, and a perplexed Thomas Jefferson. The zoo’s roster of more than 50 species delights with 15 types of birds as well as endangered creatures such as the snow leopard. Zoo members snag discounted items at the Zoo Gift Shop and enroll children in programs that facilitate up-close adventures with a slew of critters. Children can climb on the park’s playgrounds to emulate ring-tailed lemurs or bask in the sun like a wild beach bum.
Micke Grove Zoological Society
Founded to provide financial support for the Micke Grove Zoo, Society provides educational opportunities and community involvement in the zoo's growth for its members. Members and their families get free access to Micke Grove Park and Zoo, where they can visit snow leopard, spider monkeys, and a golden eagle. It also hosts hands-on animal encounters for families and school groups where students get a chance to learn about the behaviors and habitats of some of the zoo's denizens. Members also gain discounts in the gift shop and at other zoos and aquariums across the country.