Accreditation and Certification Review March 2023

Listed below are the institutions to be evaluated by the AZA Accreditation Commission for the current accreditation cycle. Inspections for these institutions will take place this fall/winter, culminating in a hearing before the Commission in March 2023. 

Anyone wishing to offer comments, positive or negative, should e-mail them to AZA Accreditation Programs at

NOTE: AZA Animal Program Leaders are also encouraged to contact accreditation staff if they have concerns related to animal program participation and/or communication at any of these facilities.

Accreditation Applicants

Aquarium of the Bay
Atlantis, Paradise Island
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Dallas World Aquarium
Dallas Zoo
Ellen Trout Zoo
Fundación Temaikèn
Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Monterey Bay Aquarium
National Aquarium
New England Aquarium
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Palm Beach Zoo
Phoenix Zoo
Seneca Park Zoo
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
South Carolina Aquarium
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Certification Applicant

B Bryan Preserve

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