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Finding the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones can be stressful. Luckily, we’re here to help! Below are some Houston Zoo gift ideas that are sure to please everyone on your list this year! Offers expire December 31, 2016 and may not be combined with any other offer.

Gift Zoo Memberships

What should you buy for your dad, a teacher, or that favorite aunt who really loves nature? A Houston Zoo Membership! Membership is a gift that keeps giving all year long, since Zoo members receive unlimited FREE admission for 12 full months plus other great benefits! So why not give a unique gift that will provide a year’s worth of memories?


Zoo Member Benefits

  • Unlimited FREE Zoo admission for one full year
  • Exclusive use of the Members Express Entrance
  • Monthly Member Morning – get in early at 8:00 a.m.
  • Discount admission tickets for guests
  • Discount on Texas Direct Auto Wildlife Carousel rides and Zoo Lights
  • An invitation to Zoobilee, the Houston Zoo’s annual member appreciation celebration
  • FREE or discounted admission at over 150 other zoos nationwide. See the list of participating zoos.
  • A subscription to WildLife, The Houston Zoo’s member magazine
  • 10% off purchases in the Houston Zoo Gift Shop (some restrictions apply)
  • Discount on birthday parties, special events, and behind-the-scenes tours
  • Early registration for Camp Zoofari, Houston Zoo’s summer camp program
  • Weekly e-newsletter with the latest Zoo news

Gift of Grub


From crickets and carrots to worms and watermelons, we go through tons of food to satisfy animal appetites. Give our animals the Gift of Grub this holiday season! Your contribution could be doubled because TXU Energy is matching gifts up to a total of $50,000 until December 31.

Visit the Gift of Grub webpage to donate today:


Tours – A Gift for Animal Aficionados

Give the gift every animal lover wishes for! Go beyond the “Employees Only” gates and step into a Zoo keeper’s world. Stand eye to eye with a giraffe, take a walk with a cheetah, or feel the softness of a rhino’s skin. Plus, learn all about the incredible animals from the people who know them best! The Houston Zoo offers something for every animal aficionado on your list.


Adopt an Animal


Looking for a warm and fuzzy gift to give your loved one this holiday season? Give the gift of Adopt! Your recipient will be delighted when they receive a gift with a custom Adoption certificate, a unique animal photo, and fascinating facts about their adopted species. If you Adopt at the Keeper level or above, your recipient will also get a cuddly animal plush, perfect for the winter season! Your Adoption will support the Zoo’s animal care, conservation and education programs.

$35 Advocate of the Animals
$60 Keeper of the Animals
$100 Protector of the Animals

Choose from 25 animals available for adoption!


Please note that adopt orders take up to seven business days to process, so please keep this in mind when ordering for the holidays. Additional shipping and handling charges apply.