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Zoo Boise's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide


This holiday season there is the perfect Zoo Boise gift for everyone on your list! Give a gift that is fun and helps protect animals in the wild.

Annual memberships - Starting at $50

Give the gift of Zoo Boise all year long!

Did you know – Part of every admission goes directly to help protect animals in the wild.

Zoo Boise membership Benefits:

  • Unlimited admission to Zoo Boise for one year.
  • One year free or reduced admission to other participating zoos (please consult the AZA reciprocal list for more information).
  • Subscription to our e-newsletter.
  • Access to Member Mornings and Member Evenings
  • Exclusive pass holder entrance to signature events: Easter EGGstravaganza, Zoo Daze, & Boo at the Zoo.
  • Discounts on other fun zoo events.
  • 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

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!

Purchase an Adopt An Animal Today

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

Find that perfect gift!

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.

Click Here to Shop Online

Zoo Paint and Sip Tickets

Zoo Boise is offering Paint & Sips on January 13, February 10, and March 24 from 6:00PM – 8:30PM. Registration is required. Cost is $50 per person, plus fees.

Whether you have artistic talents and experience, or maybe just something you’ve always wanted to explore, Paint and Sip is for you!

These events feature a local instructor and includes wine, appetizers, and all supplies. Paint and Sip is a special fundraiser for Zoo Boise and limited spots are available for each date. Paint and Sip events make great gifts and gift certificates are available.

Paint and Sip private parties are available as well.

Purchase your tickets today

Private Animal Experiences - Starting at $25

Get up-close and personal with your favorite Zoo Boise animals, with private and affordable Private Animal Experiences. Experiences can include giraffes, penguins, sand cats, and more.

Gift Certificates for Private Animal Experiences are available as well.

Learn More About Private Animal Experiences Here

Winter and Spring Zoo Education Programs

There are programs for kids, families, and even adults. The perfect gift for the animal lover of you list.

See the Entire list of programs here

Gifts for the Zoo Animals

The Zoo Boise animal residents have created an Amazon Wish List of what they’d like this holiday season. Don’t forget to add your favorite zoo animals to your holiday shopping list.

View the Amazon Wish List Here

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.