Gift Guide

Mountain tapic interacting with holiday themed enrichment

Looking for wildly unique gifts? The L.A. Zoo has something for everyone on your list! Not only will you be giving amazing experiences, lasting memories, and a deeper connection to wildlife, you’ll also be supporting the Zoo and its vital mission to enrich communities and save species. 

Gift Membership

Limited-time discount offer!

Give one of the most memorable gifts this season – and help support wildlife and conservation. Membership includes daytime Zoo admission for an entire year, event and concessions discounts, a subscription to our premium quarterly magazine, and much more. Please note that proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours is required for admission for guests aged 12 and older. Now through December 31, 2021, purchase a gift membership at any level and receive a 10 percent discount by using Discount Code 12111GFT.

L.A. Zoo Shop 

Unique gifts for any budget

Visit our online retail store to find that perfect gift for the animal lover in your life, including critter-themed face masks, favorite plush animals, junior zookeeper gear, apparel for kids and adults, and eco-friendly toys and housewares. Enjoy free shipping on purchases of $50 or more!

L.A. Zoo Lights 

November 19 – January 9 

$15 – $24

L.A.’s iconic holiday tradition returns on November 19 with dazzling wonders including the world’s largest illuminated pop-up storybook, glowing light animals, the Twinkle tunnel, Disco Ball Forest, and much more. Please note that proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours is required for admission for guests aged 12 and older.

ADOPT an Animal 

Starting at $35 

Symbolically adopt any animal at the Zoo! All ADOPT packages include a personalized adoption certificate and a beautiful photo factsheet of your chosen animal. ADOPTions at $100 or higher include a paper-framed 4×6″ color photo of your animal and your choice of a wombat or muskox mini plush. Proceeds support conservation efforts to save wildlife and engage communities across five continents. Please purchase by December 13. We will make every effort to process and ship orders received by this date so they arrive before December 25.

Wildlife Caretakers 

Starting at $5 a month 

Wildlife Caretakers is an exclusive group of conservationists that, despite the rapid onset of climate change and the increasing loss of habitat, believe that it’s not too late to make a difference for animals. For as little as $5 a month, you can help support high-impact, results-driven conservation efforts to save wildlife and engage communities on five continents.

Join our monthly giving program in honor of your loved one this holiday season!  

Safari Society 

Starting at $1,500

Looking for a greater degree of involvement in the L.A. Zoo, for yourself or loved ones? Then the Safari Society is perfect for you! Join the “inner circle” of Zoo supporters who enjoy special access to exhibits and programs, plus a range of customized activities and all the perks of being a Zoo member.