Zoo Boise Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for everyone on your list? Zoo Boise has you covered with fun and wild holiday gift ideas!


Commemorative Tiles

Starting at $250

Honor someone special by naming a personalized, engraved tile after them.

  • Tiles will be added to new exhibits.
  • Funds will help to build new homes for the red pandas, sand cats, snow leopards, and more.
  • Leave a legacy at Zoo Boise!


Starting at $25

Symbolically add a member of our family to yours today! Depending on adoption level:

  • A plaque for you to decorate and hang up at the zoo.
  • Personalized adoption certificate, photo of animal, and a stuffed animal.
  • Funds are used to provide animal enrichment, make exhibit improvements, and provide zookeeper training.
  • Final mailing date before Christmas is Tuesday, December 19. Any purchases after that date will be mailed after Christmas. We can’t guarantee arrival date.

Zoo Boise Membership

Starting at $65

Annual memberships are the family gift that lasts all year long!

  • Unlimited zoo admission.
  • Exclusive pass holder entrance to signature events.
  • Discounts on zoo programs and gift shop purchases.
  • Free or reduced admission to other participating zoos.
  • Final mailing date before Christmas is Thursday, December 21 at 5PM MST. Any purchases after time will be mailed after Christmas. We can’t guarantee arrival date.

Gift Shop - Toys, Apparel, Games, & Books

Visit the Zootique Giftshop or Shop it Online

There is something for everyone on your gift list! There’s more options in store than online.

  • Educational toys, books, puzzles, and games.
  • Unique items that support our wildlife conservation partners.
  • Zoo Boise apparel, mugs, hats, and more!
  • Stocking stuffers, carousel punch cards, and gift cards.

Private Animal Experiences

Starting at $30

Get up-close with your favorite zoo animals in an intimate setting.

  • Participate in a feeding.
  • Observe a training.
  • All tours led by expert staff.

Gifts for the Zoo Animals

Visit the Amazon Wish List

Don’t forget to add our zoo animals to your shopping list. We created a Wish List full of fun items that our animal residents will use and play with.

  • Toys for the animals
  • Scent enrichment
  • Furniture for their homes

Adult Zoo Event Tickets

Price Varies by Event

Zoo Boise offers a variety of adult only events. Tickets to these events make the perfect gift for those who love experiences.

  • Paint with Penguins (already sold out!)
  • Paint and Pinot
  • Wine Safari

Parks and Recreation Gift Card

Give the Amount You Want

City of Boise Parks and Recreation gift cards can be used for:

  • Zoo Boise admission
  • Zoo Boise education programs
  • At other Parks and Recreation locations (visit their websites for details)


Add your family’s name or the name of someone special to a tile that will be added to the new exhibits. Funds will help build the new red panda, sand cat, and snow leopard homes. Tiles start at $250.

When you register for a class or program with the Zoo Boise/City of Boise, this Personal Release Statement is implied: I understand that the registered activities and services may have an element of hazard or inherent danger and I take full responsibility for my actions and physical condition. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Friends of Zoo Boise, Zoo Boise, the City of Boise and its employees from any liability loss, cost, or expense (including attorney’s fees, medical, and ambulance costs) that I may incur while participating in the activities at the zoo. I give my consent to use any photographs or videotape taken of me in future promotional or marketing materials.