Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

Give the gift of the Zoo, where no two experiences are ever the same!

Wrap some adventure with Zoo memberships or classes filled with discovery. You can also adopt a favorite Zoo animal in someone's name. With a present from the Zoo, your loved ones get to open packages that open opportunities for education and delight. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact our Guest Services Department at (402) 733-8401.


Save on future visits and wildlife by giving the gift of an Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium membership, available in levels suitable for various households!

Annual Memberships

Give an online gift membership for your household or a family that is near and dear to you. Similar to a generic gift card, the online gift membership card is purchased for a specific membership price level (e.g. household membership).

Your online gift membership card will be emailed to you as a PDF that you can print out or forward to the recipient via email. The recipient redeems the value of their online gift membership at Guest Services, located at the main entrance of the Zoo, on their first visit to receive their permanent membership card and begin enjoying 12 months of member benefits.

Please note: If membership prices increase, the remaining amount owed must be paid with a different tender.

When purchasing an Online Gift Membership, you are allowing your recipient to decide when their memberships begins.

Gift memberships not purchased online begin on the date of purchase and are valid for new members or will add 12 months to the current membership expiration date for renewal members. If you prefer to purchase your gift in person, call (402) 733-8401 or visit the Zoo’s Guest Services Office. The office is open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily from November 1 - March 14. The office is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Gift memberships purchased by phone can be mailed to the gift buyer or gift recipient. Gift Memberships purchased at the Guest Services Office will be given to the gift buyer at time of purchase.

Purchase a Gift Membership

Patron Memberships

Through a patron membership, you give an invaluable gift to yourself, your family, the community and to all the amazing, awe-inspiring creatures that roam within the Zoo's boundaries. Review the different patron membership levels below and be a zooporter today!

Purchase a Patron Membership

Education Programs

Give the give that keeps on learning! Do a day camp during the day, unroll your sleeping bags for an overnight or hitch a ride on one of our golf cart tours. You can explore the Zoo in more ways than one through one of our many educational experiences for all ages. Choose your next adventure by reading up on our program offerings. If you already know where "you're headed," make it official with the purchase of a digital gift certificate.

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Purchase a Digital Gift Certificate

Backstage Experiences

Experience what it takes to run one of the best zoos in the world. Sit in as our scientists in Omaha are making a difference for animals and their habitats around the world, discover what it takes to manage a herd of giraffes or dive into how we care for our sharks and rays inside our 900,000 gallon shark tunnel. See you behind the scenes!

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Purchase a Digital Gift Certificate

Classes and Camps

Give the gift of learning with the purchase of a class or camp in one of Omaha's largest outdoor classrooms! Programs are available year-round for all age groups with a wide variety of animals and other topics to choose from. Customize your gift by purchasing a specific program for your loved one or let them choose by gifting a digital gift certificate. 

Choose a Class or Camp

Purchase a Digital Gift Certificate

Sleeping Bag Safaris

Spend the night under the stars or inside one of our animal habitats. Sleeping Bag Safaris are available year-round and open to individuals ages 4 and older. For groups and families, one adult is required to attend with every 10 youth. All safaris run 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted. 

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Purchase a Digital Gift Certificate

Become a ZooParent

Looking for the gift that keeps on giving? Surprise a loved one and show your appreciation for wildlife by making them a ZooMama or ZooDaddy this holiday season! When you or a loved one become a ZooParent through symbolic adoption, your donation supports the Zoo in providing exceptional care to all of our animal residents. Packages range from $25 to $1,000 and include a variety of fun and exciting benefits. Don't delay and adopt today!

Become a ZooParent

Enrich the Animals through Amazon

Help brighten the day of one of our animals from the comfort of your couch with the purchase of an enrichment item from the Zoo’s Amazon wish list. Whether it’s a kong for an aardvark or an igloo for an otter, you’ll be doing your part to help enrich the lives of one of the 30,000-plus animals that call the Zoo home.

Enrich the Animals

Gift Cards

Wanting to stuff those stockings with tickets for Zoo admission, rides passes, a showing to the Lozier Giant Screen Theater or entry to Stingray Beach? Maybe some spare cash for concessions and gift shop merchandise? Or maybe you just simply can't decide? Look no further than a Zoo gift card, customizable for any amount! 

Purchase a digital gift card below. If you prefer a physical gift card instead, please visit Guest Services, located at the main entrance of the Zoo, or contact our team at (402) 733-8401 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day for assistance.

Get a Digital Gift Card

Zoo Merchandise

On your next visit to the Zoo, swing by our Main Gift Shop, located at the main entrance, to shop our unique selection of gift items. There's something for everyone! Stuffed animals and apparel. Animal paintings, magnets and postcards. Books and calendars. Mugs, waterbottles and stemless wine holders. Home decor, holiday ornaments and more. Open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily with the exception of Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.