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Holiday Gift Guide

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 nature, you’ll also be supporting the Zoo and its mission to save species and enrich communities. 

Gift Memberships—Save 10%! 

Chimp digging in an enrichment present box.

By giving the gift of membership, you are giving a passport to a year filled with fun and adventure while supporting the Zoo and its vital mission. “Zoo-rific” member benefits include: 

  • FREE daytime admission to the L. A. Zoo—all year long! 
  • Members-only entrance 
  • FREE or discounted admission to more than 170 zoos and aquariums, including 15 in California 
  • 10% discount at Zoo gift shops and concessions 
  • Member Appreciation Month (August) 
  • Digital Zooscape newsletter and the gorgeous, award-winningZoo View  magazine 

Purchase your gift of adventure today! For a limited time, use coupon code 12311GGW at checkout and receive 10% off any membership level. * 

To purchase a pre-paid gift certificate, please email us at membership@lazoo.org or call (323) 644-4747, 7 days a week;  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

L.A. Zoo Lights: Animals Aglow presented by U.S. Bank—Starting at $18 

A group of people enjoying a display at L.A. Zoo Lights: Animals Aglow

This not-to-be-missed holiday adventure features all-new wildlife-inspired lantern displays, seasonal wonders, festive photo ops, interactive surprises, and more. Give the gift of lasting holiday memories to friends and loved ones. Guests can add to the fun with carousel rides, tasty treats, and glowing gifts and souvenirs available for purchase. 

ADOPT an Animal—Starting at $35 

Holiday ADOPT package featuring a rhino

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 also include a mini rhino plush in honor of our rhino, Marshall! Proceeds directly fund projects. Please purchase by December 14. 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 per month 

Wildlife Caretakers is an exclusive group of conservationists who believe that, even with the rapid onset of climate change and the increasing loss of habitat, 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! 

Angela & Lulingu: Two Gorillas, A World Apart 

The L.A. Zoo’s superstar gorilla Angela, the youngest in her troop, is one of the stars of a new bestselling children’s book. In Angela & Lulingu, readers will learn how two young gorillas—one in Los Angeles, the other in Africa—have inspired people around the world to care about gorillas and the future of their species. A portion of proceeds from the sale of the book will support the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

L.A. Zoo Lights Family New Year’s Eve—$75 to $90  

A faily enjoying Family New Year's Eve at L.A. Zoo Lights

Treat the family to a spectacular celebration of the new year. Admission includes entry to L.A. Zoo Lights: Animals Aglow, dinner buffet, a carousel ride, dance party, and more. 

Year-End Annual Fund VIP Experience—$250+ 

Make a year-end gift of $250 or more to our annual fund by December 31 and receive an invitation for two to attend a special VIP Zoo experience, with early entry, an exclusive keeper talk, and a light breakfast. Whatever amount you choose to give, please know that, with your support, we can continue to be a world leader in animal care and conservation. 

Safari Society—$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, admission for you and your household 363 days a year, and other great benefits. 

Unique gifts for any budget

Visit our online retail store to find that perfect gift for the animal lover in your life, including plush animals, junior zookeeper gear, apparel, toys, eco-friendly housewares, and more.