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Did you know the Virginia Zoo can be your one-stop shop for all your holiday needs? From creative to practical, a treat for yourself or surprising our animals, we’ve got all your gifting needs covered this holiday season. 

Zoo Fan

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 $129.



Behind-the-scenes tours are a great way to bring family together and give a gift they’ll always remember. Plus with 12 tours to offer, years of gift ideas are done! Tours start at $150. PURCHASE HERE

Locomotive lovers

A unique and admiral way to honor your family or loved one. Sponsoring a Norfolk Southern train bench supports the Virginia Zoo and leaves a lasting mark. $800. LEARN MORE HERE

Party animal

Wine and beer growlers are perfect for the busy holiday party season ahead. Insulated and vacuum-sealed, keeping carbonated beverages fresher, longer! Zoo’s Gift Shop. $27.95+ GIFT SHOP INFO

Curious Kids

Surprise the young student with a Safari Camp certificate, which will inspire and educate all learners. Spring and summer dates available. Camp starts at $175. PURCHASE HERE

Passionate Panda

With a Zoodoption, symbolically adopt one of our animals and receive a plush, photo with magnet frame, fact sheet and certificate. Grab-and-go options available in the Zoo Gift Shop. PURCHASE HERE

Busy Bee

Give the gift of time management with a Zoo calendar featuring our very own animals with interesting facts your busy bee can sprinkle in their next meeting. Zoo Gift Shop. $10 GIFT SHOP INFO

Amazon Wish List

Make it merry this season for our animals.
Purchase a gift from our Animals’ Wish List and spread some holiday cheer with all our residents.

Make their wishes come true http://a.co/d1ZIHGM


Amazing Graze Treat Enrichment for the zebras, $56







Enrichment for the prehensile-tailed porcupine, $14






Did you know Amazon donates .5% of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice?

You can support the Virginia Zoo by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.


Slow Feed Hay Bag for the cows and sheep, $36







Vegetable Slicer & Spiralizer for the Diet Kitchen, $23

Generous Givers

They’re always putting others first, now put them front and center with an exhibit sponsorship. This unique gift demonstrates their passion for animals and a deep community connection. Sponsorships begin at $250, CLICK HERE for more information.


Let your co-workers kick up their heels in these cozy socks for long winter months. Available in a variety of colors to let your team stand out in the crowd! Zoo Gift Shop. $20+ GIFT SHOP INFO


Captivate an art lover with a Flip Flop animal. Each is handmade from the disposable footware. These one-of-a-kind animals come in a variety of species and sizes. Zoo Gift Shop. $18+ GIFT SHOP INFO


Let’s face it, winter is here and there’s no better time to snuggle with a loved one. Virginia Zoo blankets come in a variety of colors and patterns, sure to match any new nest. Zoo Gift Shop. $35 GIFT SHOP INFO


Adorable Doodlepants for toddlers made to spark their wild imaginations while providing comfortable, practical options for a wide range of playtime. Zoo Gift Shop. $15.95+ GIFT SHOP INFO

Crowd pleaser

A one size fits all gift that pleases even the pickiest  person on your list. Fill a reusable gift card for purchases at the Gift Shop, food locations and even memberships. PURCHASE HERE

Happy Holidayer

Top the holiday merry-maker’s decoration list with a glass cherry ornament – literally! Shop the Zoo’s ornament collection with thousands to choose from. Zoo Gift Shop. $5+ GIFT SHOP INFO

Awesome Adventurer

Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a part of a top Virginia Zoo attraction with the Norfolk Southern Express engineer for a day. Prices start at $89. PURCHASE HERE

Eager Entertainer

Need a gift for the hostess with the mostess who also loves animals? New seahorse serving ware is durable and makes a statement for wildlife at every gathering. Zoo Gift Shop. $14.95+ GIFT SHOP INFO


Red Ape Cinnamon is certified organic and sourced from the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the natural habitat of orangutans. Zoo Gift Shop. $9.95.



Train token bundles are great for those who want the best seat in town! Plus, this deal saves you big on the Zoo’s best attraction. Zoo Membership Office. $30 for 20 rides.



Adopt one of the Zoo’s gardens in the name of your favorite green-thumber and contribute to the growth of our flora. $50. PURCHASE HERE