The Virginia Zoo Gift Guide

Shop for everyone on your list!

Looking for a gift that gives back this year? Support the Virginia Zoo and find unique, animal-themed items by shopping in our gift shop!

The Virginia Zoo will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but our gift shop will be open for shopping until 4 p.m. on December 23. Digital items like gift cards, gift tickets, gift memberships, behind-the-scenes tours can be purchased anytime and will be delivered via email.

Gift Cards
Can’t decide what to get? Purchase a Zoo gift card on our website or in the gift shop, and let your loved one shop for their favorite items! Gift cards are redeemable at the gift shop, restaurants or for a membership. Gift cards cannot be used toward Zoo admission.

The gift that gives back. Symbolically adopt a loved one’s favorite animal for them on our website or in-person at our membership office, and know that the proceeds go toward animal conservation. Various ‘zoodoption’ levels are available and earn you different items or experiences related to your animal of choice! Purchase a Letti the Rhino Zoodoption by 12/31 and be entered to win a rhino behind the scenes tour. $25+

Zoodoptions must be purchased by 4 p.m. 12/15 to shop in time for Christmas. All Zoodoption orders placed after 12/15 can be picked up in the Zoo’s membership office until 4 p.m. on 12/23.

Gift Tickets
Looking to give a trip to the Zoo? Purchase gift tickets on our website! These tickets are valid for 365 days from purchase and can be used for general admission.

Virginia Zoo Membership 
Give the gift of year-round fun with a Zoo membership. Members receive free admission, special discounts, invitations to exclusive events, and the warm feeling of knowing they’re supporting the Zoo with each visit. Sign up online or in-person at our membership office! $79+

NEW THIS YEAR – purchase a gift membership online and receive a digital voucher.

Behind-The-Scenes Tour
Gift the one-of-a-kind experience of a behind-the-scenes encounter with our animals. From African mammals, to birds of prey, to reptiles, we offer a variety of tours that are sure to delight anyone on your list! Book here. $50+

Roarin’ Roast Coffee
Fuel your wild side with the Virginia Zoo’s exclusive coffee blend! Roarin’ Roast is made by local coffee roaster Rich Port Coffee. While you’re at it, grab a decorative Zoo mug to enjoy your cup of joe. $15+

2024 Zoo Calendar
Make every day wild with a Zoo calendar! Plan your days while learning fun facts about our animals. This wall calendar is complete with fan photos and over $20 worth of coupons. $10

Plush Animals 
Remember your favorite Zoo animal at home when you cuddle up with an adorable stuffy that looks just like them! $8+

Train Punch Cards
Share the magic of the Virginia Zoo Express! Gift a ‘punch card’ for 5 or 10 train rides and save on the value of individual rides. $12+

Corkcicle Cups
Keep your drinks at the perfect temperature, no matter the season, with these triple-insulated cups. Explore a variety of Zoo-inspired designs in different sizes designed for your beverage of choice. $40

Mini Building Blocks 
Know anyone who loves a good puzzle or is particularly handy? They’ll love modeling Zoo animals with our mini building blocks! $13