Welcome to the 2017 Virginia Zoo Gift Guide! Be the Bearer of the best gifts this holiday season. From teachers to kids, and even that hard to shop for aunt or uncle, the Virginia Zoo will help you give the gifts of the season. Embrace your inner bear and gift wildly this season!

Gift Cards

Need to find that perfect gift for that picky family member, co-worker or friend? Look no further than a Virginia Zoo Gift Card. Give them the option to choose what they want from items that are one size pleases all!


This year-long present offers families the opportunity to explore the Zoo endlessly. Membership includes admission, discounts at our gift shop and restaurant, invitations to exclusive events and much more. Family memberships start at $99.

Summer Camp

Surprise the young student with a Safari Camp certificate, which will inspire and educate all learners. Spring and summer dates available. Camp starts at $300.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

A once in a lifetime gift, these tours are filled with memorable and educational animal experiences and educational exposure. From meeting the rhinos to feeding the giraffes – this gift is one size fits all. Tours start at $100.


No trip to the Zoo is too hot for coffee or too cold for Dippin’ Dots! The excitement of seeing your favorite animals can surely build up an appetite. Satisfy someone’s cravings with a gift card to pick whatever they want from our many concession options!

Gift Shop

No trip to the Zoo is complete without a stop at the Gift Shop! Fill a gift card with any desired amount and let that special someone fill their basket with whatever they like!

Train Bonanza

All aboard and become a Norfolk Southern Express engineer for a day! Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a part of a top Virginia Zoo attraction. Prices start at $89.

Amazon Wish List

Make it merry this season for our animals. Purchase something little or big from the Amazon Wish List to share the joy with all our inhabitants. Make their wishes come true HERE. GIFTS STARTING AT $3

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Out-of-the-Box Gifts

Need something unconventional or out of the box? What about some stocking stuffers? Look no further than some of these unique Zoo-centric gifts!

Personalized Zoo bricks are a great way to recognize loved ones or special events while also supporting the Zoo. Bricks start at $100.

Train Token Bundles

Train token bundles make great stocking stuffers! This deal saves you big on your little one’s favorite Zoo attraction. $30 for 20 rides. Puchase in the Zoo’s Membership Office.

2018 Virginia Zoo Calendar

Keep informed of all Zoo happenings with a 2018 calendar! With the best pictures of our cutest animals, our calendar is the perfect gift for yourself and everyone on your list. Purchase at the Zoo Gift Shop for just $10.

Sponsor a Train Seat

Sponsoring a train seat supports the Zoo and honors your family or loved one in a unique way. Make your favorite seat extraordinary with a customized plaque. Seats start at $800.

Garden Zoodoptions

Adopt one of our 11 beautiful Zoo gardens and contribute to the growth of our flora for one year. Packages start at $50.

Memorial Benches

A memorial bench can be placed on the grounds of the Virginia Zoo and include a brass plaque that can be customized according to the donor’s instructions. Benches start at $1,500.

Zoo Gift Shop

Find that perfect gift for everyone on your list at the Virginia Zoo Gift Shop. Here you will find gifts for children, animal lovers, art collectors and the person that has everything. The Zoo Gift Shop is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm.

Red Ape Certified Organic Cinnamon and Coffee

Indulge in products that warm your heart and tame your palate. Red Ape Certified Organic Cinnamon and Coffee are sourced from the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the natural habitat of orangutans. 10 oz. bag of ground coffee, $15.95. 2.3 oz Cinnamon with Shaker Top, $9.95

Hand-painted Totes

Tote your goods in the cutest hand-painted bags made with vegan, all-natural dyes. $18.95

Solmate Handmade Accessories

Winter is here, so stock up on socks, gloves, scarves and hats. All come in a variety of colors and prices – comfy cozy for everyone on your list. $15+


Learning is fun with our animal-themed books. Read about animals from around the world, and finally make those bed time stories bearable for all. $5+

Ocean Sole Flip Flop Art

You won’t find this remarkable gift anywhere else. Each flip flop animal is handmade and one-of-a-kind. a variety of animals in all sizes. $18+

Virginia Zoo Gear

Jazz up your winter wardrobe with some Zoo gear. Styles for all ages and interests. $15+

Grab-n-Go Zoodoption Packages

Our ready-to-go Zoodoptions are a perfect last minute gift! Symbolically adopt one of our animals and receive a plush, photo with magnet frame, fact sheet and certificate. Choose from tiger, giraffe, rhino, Red panda or sloth. Available in the Zoo Gift Shop. $50