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Holiday Gift Guide

Shop online for holiday gifts from the Houston Zoo this year!

Whether you give Zoo Lights tickets, an adopted Zoo animal, a gift membership, or an unforgettable animal encounter, they’ll love their unique gift, and you’ll give twice — to your recipient and to the Houston Zoo! View our Holiday Gift Guide below to get started on your holiday shopping and make it one to remember.

zebra animal lantern

TXU Energy presents Zoo Lights

Give the gift of Houston’s favorite holiday event with Zoo Lights tickets! Zoo Lights season is Nov. 18-Jan.8. Buy early for the best price!

Buy Zoo Lights Tickets
mom and son riding on the carousel

Give a Houston Zoo Membership

Give the gift that keeps on giving all year long! A Houston Zoo membership is a unique present everyone is sure to enjoy.

Buy a Membership Gift Certificate
sea lion posing with animal artwork they painted from their habitat

Animal Art

From paw prints to broad brush strokes, each artist’s creation is one of a kind. Your purchase includes a custom painted canvas and a photo of the animal artist. Prices range from $30 to $200. 

Order by Dec. 15
male jaguar Tesoro looking up towards the sky in habitat

Adopt an Animal

Celebrate your special someone’s love of animals by adopting an animal at the Houston Zoo. Adopt at the Guardian, Protector, Classroom, or Birthday level to receive a cuddly plush animal! Adoptions start at just $35!

Adopt by Dec. 14
Curly the sloth hanging upside down in Natural Encounters

In-Person Animal Encounters

Give the gift every animal lover wants, an animal encounter gift certificate. Step into a zookeeper’s world to learn all about the incredible animals from the people who know them best – the zookeepers! Prices range from $90 to $220. 

Explore All Animal Encounters

Gift of Grub

During this holiday season, help your favorite animals at the Houston Zoo! Give the Gift of Grub to help provide for the care and feeding for our animal family, including romaine lettuce for our howler monkeys.

Give the Gift of Grub

Book a Cameo

Send your friends and family a festive season’s greetings with a personalized Cameo message from Zoo favorites like Fiesta the llama, Curly the sloth, and more. Prices: $25-$65

Request by Dec. 17