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Zoo Boise's 2022 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 $55

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).
  • Zoo Boise members also receive free admission to Zoo Idaho in Pocatello.
  • Subscription to our e-newsletter.
  • Exclusive pass holder entrance to signature events: Easter EGGstravaganza & 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?

Renew or Purchase Membership as a Gift Here

Purchasing a membership for your household?

Renew or Purchase Your Membership Here

Please allow for processing and shipping time when ordering your gift membership. All gifts purchased by 5PM on December 20 will be placed in the mail by December 21. We cannot guarantee an arrival date.

If you’d like to pick up your gift, it must be scheduled with a Friends of Zoo Boise staff member at least 24 hours prior to pick up. Please send an EMAIL or call 208-608-7765 to schedule.

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!

December 20 is the last day to order a gift in time for Christmas. All gifts purchased by 5PM on December 20 will be placed in the mail by December 21. We cannot guarantee an arrival date. All pick up requests must be coordinated with a Friends of Zoo Boise staff member, please send us an EMAIL or call 208-608-7765 before December 21 to schedule.

Any gifts other than gift certificates purchased after December 20 will be available after December 27.

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

Private Animal Experiences - Starting at $30

Get up-close and personal with your favorite Zoo Boise animals, with private and affordable Private Animal Experiences.

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

Purchase a Commemorative Tile

This is your chance to have your name or someone specials name on a tile at the zoo. We have a special opportunity for you to purchase a wall tile that will be placed near the red panda exhibit at Zoo Boise.

Learn More and Purchase a Tile Here

Adults Only & Family Paint Event Tickets

List of upcoming paint nights:

Paint with Pinot (21+) – Join Zoo Boise on January 12 or March 30 for an evening of painting and sipping wine while surrounded by some of your favorite animals.

Animals and Art (Family Paint Night) – Join Zoo Boise on February 9 for an animal themed paint event instructed by local artist Deanna Peacock.

Paint with Penguins (18+) – Join Zoo Boise on December 15, January 26, or February 8 for Paint with Penguins. Guests will paint the background, enjoy drinks and snacks and be treated to a special zookeeper talk and tour. Then you’ll watch as the penguins add their personal touch to your painting and you get to take your painting home! Alcohol is available and ID is required.

See the Entire list of events here

Wine Safari Tickets

Join your favorite animals for an unforgettable experience at the zoo!

You’ll enjoy tastes of wine from around the world, while also experiencing VIP animal talks tours, and experiences. Light appetizers will be provided.

If you have questions, please send us an EMAIL.

Get Your Tickets Today

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.