Holiday Gift Ideas

The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park offers a variety of gift options for the animal-lovers and adventure-lovers in your life:

  • Zoo Pass Memberships: these make great gifts for families and individuals! A membership provides your recipient with free admission into the NEW Zoo for a full year, plus more: it’s a gift that keeps on giving! Purchase by December 16th in order to receive by Christmas.

Loid the lion comes face-to-face through the glass, looks at little girl

  • Animal Adoption Packages: we know you have someone in your life that wishes they could bring a penguin home – so why not purchase them a symbolic adoption of a penguin instead? They’ll be supporting our animals while getting a special package of their own to keep – and with prices starting at just $25, you can’t go wrong! Purchase by December 16th in order to receive by Christmas.


  • Shop our Paws & Claws Gift Shop from home: From wood-burned, custom holiday ornaments to gift packages filled with fun animal items for kids and adults alike, the Paws & Claws Gift Shop has something for everyone. Order and pick-up your package at the Zoo, or have it shipped right to you for a small fee.

  • Private Animal Encounters and Behind-the-Scenes Programs: our “Wild Encounters” and other private programs are perfect for those people who can’t seem to get enough of our zoo critters. Prices start at just $50 for a group or family; we can provide your gift recipient(s) with a certificate to open up on Christmas Day, for example. It’s a great way to have a WILD experience!

  • Shop our Online Apparel Store: Our Animal Pride online store offers apparel featuring over 50 different animals and over 60 dog breeds – PLUS a variety of items that feature animals at the NEW Zoo, like our own Pip the penguin and Zuri the giraffe! Items available include t-shirts, sweatshirts, face coverings, long-sleeved shirts, socks, and even baby onesies. BONUS: if you shop on Thanksgiving Day, 100% of ALL SALES will be donated to the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park!

  • Zoo and Reforestation Camp Decor: For those who love the Zoo and Reforestation Camp, give them a piece of the past! Historic Reforestation Camp trail signs and zoo fencing from years gone by have been lovingly restored and turned into beautiful home decor.  Exclusively available in the Paws & Claws Gift Shop at the NEW Zoo.

And don’t forget: you can also purchase day-passes to the NEW Zoo and to the Adventure Park, to give as gifts. If you stop in to see us, we can also sell you tickets for feeding the giraffes (when available), or riding the train or the carousel (weather permitting) that you can also include in any gift. These tickets won’t expire – so they could even be used in a spring or summer visit.



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