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Zoo Boise's 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season there is the perfect Zoo Boise gift for everyone on your list! Be a hero and give a zoo gift and know that you are also helping animals in the wild!

memberships - Starting at $50

Give the gift of Zoo Boise for a whole year!

Join Friends of Zoo Boise. You can give extra support to the zoo by becoming a Friend of Zoo Boise. In addition to enjoying Zoo Boise all year long you will receive many other exciting benefits.

Zoo Boise membership Benefits:

  • Unlimited admission to Zoo Boise for one year for named adult(s) on memberships and their children/grandchildren 18 and under, according to pass level. Please bring valid photo ID when using your membership at Zoo Boise.
  • One year free or reduced admission to other participating zoos (please consult our reciprocal list for more information).
  • Subscription to Animal Tales newsletter.
  • Subscription to our e-newsletter.
  • Exclusive pass holder entrance to signature events: Easter EGGstravaganza, Zoo Daze & Boo at the Zoo.
  • Discounts on Run Wild and Spooktacular.
  • Discounts on education programs and purchases in the Zootique gift shop!

*Zoo Boise memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Purchasing a membership for someone else?

Purchase Membership as a Gift Here

Purchasing a membership for your household?

Renew or Purchase Your Membership Here

Online Gift Shop - Toys, Books, Apparel, & Souvenirs

Find that perfect gift!

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The Zootique Gift Shop carries a great assortment of fun and educational souvenirs, clothing, toys and more, with a wildlife and environmental theme. You don’t need to purchase a zoo admission ticket to visit the gift shop, just enter the gift shop from their door.

Friends of Zoo Boise members receive a 10% discount on all Zootique purchases! A portion of all sales go to support the Friends of Zoo Boise.

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One of a Kind Animal Items - Art, Jewelry, and Experiences

Unique art and jewelry made by or inspired by our zoo animals. Plus, special experiences, naming opportunities, and more. Truly one of a kind items that are only available at https://zooboisegifts2020.ggo.bid/bidding/package-browse. All items are “Buy it Now”, no bidding required. Just set up an account and purchase these unique gifts for the loved ones on your list.


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Adopt An Animal - Starting at $25

Let a member of our family become part of yours!

Let a member of our family become a part of yours by purchasing an Adopt-An-Animal this season. The Adopt an Animal funds are used to provide special animal care, enrichment, special diets, minor exhibit improvements and zookeeper training. As a zoo parent, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping Zoo Boise and making a contribution to the welfare of the many animals that live here. Adopting an animal makes a unique gift. It is perfect for the person who has everything!

It includes adoption of the animal of your choosing, personalized adoption certificate with photo, animal profile, and a plaque which you may decorate or if you prefer, it can be done for you at no extra charge. It will be displayed near the exhibit for one year.

Purchase an Adopt An Animal Today

Commemorative Tile at Gibbon Exhibit

Are you looking for the perfect gift? Have you always wanted your name on a tile at the zoo?

We have a special opportunity for you to purchase a wall tile that will be placed on the side of the new gibbon exhibit at Zoo Boise. Limited tiles are available so purchase yours today!

Character limits for each tile size are listed on the purchase site on the link below. You must count spaces and punctuation for character limits. Text will be in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. Only characters found on a regular keyboard are allowed, no special characters.  Tile installation will be scheduled once all tiles are sold. Tile purchases are nonrefundable.

Content of message is subject to approval by the zoo.

Order Your Tile Today

Zoo Boise Gift Card

Zoo Boise offers gift cards for daily admission and zoo programs offered through the City of Boise! City of Boise Parks and Recreation gift cards may be purchased in person at the following locations during normal business hours:

City of Boise Parks and Recreation Office
Fort Boise Community Center
Idaho Ice World
Zoo Boise
*Click here to see hours of operation for each location

Gift cards redeemed at Zoo Boise may only be used toward daily zoo admission or education programs offered through the City of Boise (click here for a list of programs and to register online). Gift cards may also be redeemed at any City of Boise Parks and Recreation class, program, or rental offered through Fort Boise Community Center, City Recreation Office, Parks and Recreation Administrative Office, or Idaho IceWorld. If you have questions about where gift cards are accepted, please call (208)608-7600.

Please note that gift cards cannot be used to purchase the following activities or merchandise: Zootique Gift Shop items, zoo concessions, animal encounters, Conservation Cruise, Zoo Farm, Behind the Scenes Tours, Adopt an Animal, memberships, photo booth, Wine Safaris, Painting with the Penguins, or any other activity or event offered through Friends of Zoo Boise (FoZB) or Service Systems Associates (SSA).

If you would like to purchase a gift card over the phone, please contact the zoo at (208)608-7760. Gift cards must be purchased with a debit or credit card. For a list of current zoo admission fees please visit our website; prices change seasonally. Please note we cannot accept card payment information via voicemail, email, fax, scan or any other form of written communication.

Paint with Penguins

Have you ever wondered how penguins paint? Wonder no more. Join us for a special evening at Zoo Boise.

Paint with Penguins is a special fundraiser for Zoo Boise. Only 10 spots are available for each date. Dates are subject to change if the penguins are molting (shedding old feathers) or nesting. Refunds will be available if the date changes, if event is cancelled due to COVID-19 mandates, or if you are ill. Otherwise, tickets for Paint with Penguins are nonrefundable.

If you have questions, please call 208-608-7744.

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Paint with Penguins – Private Party

Let Zoo Boise host up to 10 people for a private paint and sip with our Magellanic penguins. To register over the phone, please call 208-608-7764. Paint with Penguins Private Parties are nonrefundable.

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Boise AAZK African Wild Dog T-Shirt

The American Association of Zookeepers annually fundraises for Bowling for Rhinos. 100% of proceeds will go toward saving the 5 remaining rhino species. This year we did things a little different and our shirt features an African wild dog. You may be thinking what do African wild dogs and rhinos have in common? When you donate towards rhino conservation, you are helping all the animals that share their habitat.

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Behind the Scenes Tours - Starting at $20

Be a hero this holiday season and book an up-close tour!

Get up-close and personal with your favorite Zoo Boise animals, with private and affordable Behind the Scenes Tours. Animals can include giraffes, penguins, Mr. Mac (Aldabra tortoise), and more.

Learn More About Tours Here

Behind the Scenes Tour Gift Certificate

We are not currently scheduling any tours at this time.  If you would like to purchase a gift certificate for a future behind the scenes tour, we will send you a gift certificate once the zoo reopens and we can resume regular operations.

Behind the scenes tour gift certificates can be used for any tour. The certificate may not cover the entire tour cost depending on how many people and which tour is selected. For specific information on tour costs, you can go to https://zooboise.org/support/behind-the-scenes-tours-close-encounters-of-the-wild-kind/.

Zoo admission is required and is NOT included with Behind the Scenes Tours gift certificates.

After we reopen, Zoo Boise will contact you to schedule a date and time for your adventure! If you have any questions or would like to purchase a gift certificate over the phone, please call 208-608-7744.

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