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A not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is one of North America’s premier wildlife conservation and education facilities.

AZA certified, we are committed to conserving our natural resources. We believe that future generations of wildlife have the right to exist and our grandchildren have the right to enjoy them, just as we do now.

Join us today and come along on this amazing adventure! Simply call us at 254.897.2960 or click the "Join the Herd" button above to place your order online. Memberships to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center are tax-deductible.

Click here for our membership pricing structure.


Membership Has Its Benefits!

Your membership makes a difference and is critical to helping us maintain and expand our conservation programs.


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Exclusive Member Benefits

Each of our members, visitors, volunteers, and corporate sponsors is critical for the continuation of our conservation efforts. Become a member and enjoy:

  • Unlimited admission to 9-mile Scenic Drive where you can see the animals in natural surroundings
  • 10 percent discount on feed
  • 15 percent discount on guests
  • 10 percent discount on Education Programs
  • 10 percent discount at Nature Store & Overlook Café
  • 10 percent discount at the Lodge and Foothills Safari Camp
  • Personalized ID card *
  • Fossil Rim car decal
  • Wildlife W@tch e-newsletter
  • Discounts to the Dallas Zoo and the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler
  • Invitations and priority enrollment to special events and members-only activities

*One per membership.

Our Pricing Packages

We can’t wait to welcome you into our herd! We’ve got lots of options to choose from. Sign up your family, add guests, or get an even great discount for signing up for 2 years. The choice is yours.

Party of1 Year Cost2 Year Cost
1 $56 $101
2 $96 $173
3 $132 $237
4 $168 $302
5 $204 $367
6 $240 $432
7 $276 $496
8 $312 $561
9 $348 $626
10 $397 $715

How a Party Works
To select the "Party of" level best for you, first decide who you want listed as a member on your card. At least one listed member must bring the card and a photo ID for admission. When you list a person's name on the card, that "party" slot is now designated for that member and cannot be used for a guest.

Next, decide how many additional "guests" you would like to bring. "Guests" can be your child, a friend or family. Each additional "party" slot you purchase allows you to bring one person.

Let's say you purchase a "Party of Four." You list yourself and your spouse on the card (that's two members). You leave two slots open and can bring two people (+2) each time you visit (2 + 2 = 4!) If either member decides to come alone, you still have just two "guest" slots. one person.

Membership quickly pays for itself as you visit Fossil Rim. Check out our complete pricing guide, which features tour, education, and general admission pricing.

How to Join Our Herd

Joining is easy. Pick the method that works best for you.

  1. Online Order online through our Nature eStore. Ordering is quick and secure. You can pay with Visa, MaterCard, Discover or American Express.
  2. By Phone – Call us at 254.897.2960 during our regularly scheduled hours.
  3. By Mail – Print out our Graphic form and mail to us at the address below. This form is a PDF. If you don’t already have it, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
2155 County Road 2008
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Attn: Membership

More About Our Memberships

Your membership purchase helps support our mission of breeding endangered species, scientific research, professional training, and public education.

As a member, you will help maintain our current conversation programs with such amazing animals as the southern black rhino, the cheetah, Texas’ own Attwater’s Prairie Chicken, and many more. Your support will also fund exciting new educational and animal care management initiatives such as the Robert B. Haas Family Cheetah Conservancy and the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Facility.

Every penny spent at Fossil Rim goes in some way to support the care of our animals. Think of a pyramid with endangered animals as the very top, animal care just beneath, and the rest of our employees beneath them. At the base of our pyramid, the most vital layer of support, is you – our visitors, donors, and members. Our animals are counting on you.

Thank you for considering Fossil Rim. We hope you’ll join our very special herd and become part of our efforts to conserve these amazing animals.

To join, call us at 254.897.2960 or purchase your membership online. Memberships to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center are tax-deductible.

Consider other ways to help Fossil Rim, including:

  • DonationsVisit our donations page.
  • Matching gifts – If you work for an organization with a matching gift program, you can double your support of Fossil Rim Wildlife center. Ask your employer for a matching gift form and mail it in with your Graphic membership application form.
  • Donor memberships – special level memberships that include a tax-deductible give to Fossil Rim’s Conservation Fund. These special members will receive recognition in Fossil Rim publications. Donor memberships start at just $200 per year. See more details on our Graphic membership application form.

Still have questions you can't find the answer to here? Or have comments or suggestions? Please use our email form by clicking here.