This membership is intended for docents, volunteers, or associates of a zoo and/or aquarium.
Symbiosis, the Association's quarterly newsletter, is exclusive to members. The newsletter features educational articles submitted by industry professionals and AZADV members, news, and information about upcoming events. Members are encouraged to submit content for the newsletter.
Members automatically receive Symbiosis in print format unless indicated otherwise on the membership form.
Private Facebook Group
Join the conversation with more than 640 members from zoos and aquariums around the world. Our private Facebook group is a great way for members to share their knowledge and experiences with each other.
San Diego Zoo Global Academy Subscription
We have partnered with the San Diego Zoo Global Academy to offer discounted subscriptions to the Academy's online course catalog. Each course is taught by subject-matter exerts from top facilities.
San Diego Zoo Global Academy is a powerful online learning platform that harnesses the expertise of San Diego Zoo Global and its partners to offer courses that meet the specific needs of individuals in the zoological profession.
There are many benefits to attending the annual AZADV conference. Learn about the challenges and opportunities that zoos and aquariums are facing, and how your efforts can make an important impact. Our conference speakers are industry leaders with years of experience in zoo and aquarium advocacy and conservation. Any AZADV member can share their knowledge with conference attendees by leading a presentation. The conference provides many events and activities for interacting with fellow members. Annual activities include a photo contest, silent auction, raffle, and Zoo Day, which gives members behind-the-scenes access to wild animals and marine life.
As an individual member, you can serve as your organization’s delegate, join a committee, or submit an application to become a member of the executive board.
Associate members cannot serve as a delegate at the annual meeting.
Free Membership Drawing
Three AZADV members are randomly selected each quarter to receive a one year free membership to AZADV. Winners are announced in the Symbiosis newsletter. Members must have at least three consecutive years of membership to be eligible for the membership drawing.
Discounted Admission at Participating Zoos & Aquariums
AZADV members receive reciprocal zoo admission (50% or 100%) upon proof of membership at participating zoos and aquariums across the country.