Zoo gift cards, memberships, Zoo PAL, Vineyard Adventures and more!

Whether you are shopping for children, teenagers, adults, or entire families, the Zoo has great gifts for you to choose from.  Check out the ideas below and see how we can help you find the perfect gift for the special people in your life!

Share YOUR Moments

New in 2014!
The new Share YOUR Moments program lets you post personal messages on multiple video monitors throughout the Zoo for one full week. Personalize your visit to Lights Before Christmas with a warm holiday greeting, celebrate a milestone, or even pop the question! We have options for messages with photos, or text-only options and there are several designs to choose from.  The proceeds from Share YOUR Moments also benefit the Companies for Kids and ZooPAL programs at the Toledo Zoo. Learn more

Toledo Zoo Gift Cards

Toledo Zoo gift cards can be exchanged for purchases throughout the Zoo for admission, merchandise, refreshments, rides, and even Zoo memberships.  Note: gift cards can not be applied toward parking at this time. We now offer gift card purchases online as well.  You can order multiple cards in increments of $10, $20, $25, $50, or $100. Click here to purchase your Toledo Zoo gift cards online, or visit the North Star Trading Post® gift shop near the zoo’s main entrance to buy your gift cards at the Zoo for any dollar amount that you want.

Zoo Memberships

A Toledo Zoo membership is a fantastic way to treat your friends and relatives to one year of savings and family fun. Zoo members get free parking and admission throughout the year, discounts on Zoo programs and events, and exclusive offers for concert tickets during the Zoo’s Summer Concert Series.  Our online store has an option that lets you buy a membership as a gift.  Click here to learn more about Memberships or purchase a gift membership online today! (*In order to process your online membership purchase before the Christmas holiday, you should finalize your purchase on or before December 14).

Zoo Admission Tickets

Have you thought about giving some Zoo tickets to someone as a neat, compact gift?  There are several options you can explore, including discounted admission for groups of twenty or more.  Contact our Group Sales department at 419-385-5721, extension 6001 to learn more or make a purchase.

Engraved Fish for the new Aquarium

Engraved Fish
Don’t miss your opportunity to commemorate a special person or occasion at the Toledo Zoo’s Aquarium when it re-opens on March 27, 2015. Purchase one of these attractive engraved fish and add your own personal message to share with others while supporting a great cause!

Zoo PAL Animal Adoption Program

Do you know an animal lover? We have the perfect gift for them! Enroll them as a Zoo PAL and they can sponsor their favorite Zoo animal. Enrollment includes a certificate with a photo of their animal, name recognition, and more. Click here to learn more or enroll for a ZooPAL gift now.

Wine Tastings at the Zoo

Our classy Wine Tastings events are a great gift if you want to treat someone to the finer things in life.  Each event offers wine tasting, excellent food from our chef and catering staff, and relaxing music.  Click here to learn more or purchase event tickets online. Note: Wine Tastings are typically offered on selected dates from January through June each year.

Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas?

You can get one! And dozens of other zoo animal ornaments are available from our fabulous collection as well. Come see for yourself at the North Star Trading Post® gift shop near the Zoo’s main entrance. You can also purchase tantalizing fudge in numerous flavors. Check out our popular cozy hand-knit gloves in the apparel section, or find some great toys, games, plush animals, books, or decorative items throughout the entire gift shop.  With so much to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect gift!

What about Christmas for a Hippopotamus?

Yes! You can give gifts to Zoo animals as well through our Giving Tree program!  Excellent animal care is part of the Toledo Zoo’s mission, and part of that care is offering enrichment to our animals.  The Giving Tree program gives you the opportunity to contribute to our animal enrichment programs.  You can purchase enrichment items online or visit the Giving Tree at Nature’s Neighborhood to pick a gift for Zoo animals.  Click here to learn more or purchase a gift for your favorite Zoo animal today!

Toledo Zoo Gift Shops

On your next visit to The Toledo Zoo, be sure to visit the North Star Trading Post gift shop near the main entrance.  Inside you can find a wide variety of plush animals, toys, games, books, Zoo souvenirs, apparel for all ages, and seasonal items. North Star Trading Post is open year round and is also the home of our popular fudge shop and Timberline Bakery!  You can also visit KC’s Corner Store near Nature’s Neighborhood or numerous gift carts and shops at locations throughout the Zoo (seasonal hours).

NEW opportunity—Aquarium welcoming benches

If you’re among the many people who love our historic Aquarium, be one of the six donors who adopt the wrought iron benches right in the unforgettable new main entrance. The new Aquarium will be a focal point for millions of visitors – perfect for honoring your special person or event. Personalize your bench with a custom message, cast onto a bronze-finished plaque and professionally mounted. It combines impressive, all-weather iron construction and skillful refinement of design elements. Also available in other locations around the Zoo, your bench will remain on grounds year-around for many years to come.

Commemorative Gifts

At the Toledo Zoo we have some special commemorative gift items that you and your loved ones can cherish for many years.  Celebrate any special occasion and leave your mark at the Zoo for others to see! Click here to learn more or place an order online.