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Great Holidays Finds at the Louisville Zoo!

Molly wants a giraffe to cuddle like the one she fed this summer. Johnny wants a glow-in-the-dark alligator to hide in the bathroom. Mommy wants a free trade tote bag to take to the farmer’s market. Grandma wants a new owl ornament for her tree, and grandpa’s list includes a new hat to wear golfing. Why go to three or four stores when you can save time and gas and get all of your gifts on your next visit to the Louisville Zoo?

Admission is not required to enter the Zoo’s main gift shop located on its front plaza. Guests can stop by anytime during business hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Christmas and New Year’s Day) and peruse the aisles and find creative gift giving ideas for family, friends, co-workers and maybe even something small for you.

The Zoo is guaranteed to offer the widest selection of plush animals in town. Find peacocks, sea otters, frogs, owls, snakes and other adorable plush for the animal lover in your life.
Engage the reader in your home with books on big cats, jungle inhabitants and creepy crawlies. Find the perfect addition for the avid collector with Safari collectibles, or give your turtle-loving hairdresser a unique bracelet adorned with her favorite animal.

A Gift to Our Animals

Come help the animals celebrate the holidays with the Enrichment Tree! The local chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) proudly presents the Enrichment Tree. It is just like the Angel Trees you see at the mall, but you get to help the animals at the zoo get fun and exciting new toys! Starting December 1, there will be a tree on the Zoo’s front plaza decorated with paw print tags. Each tag lists an animal, and a toy they would enjoy. Simply purchase the item, and return it to the Zoo’s receptionist desk by December 31. Items are large and small and can fit anyone’s budget.

For the Person Who Has Everything

We all have that one person who is really hard to buy for or who has everything:

Treat them to a Behind-the-Scenes VIP Tour which starts at $250 per exhibit area, valid for a year and scheduled at a time convenient for the recipient. Zoo members even enjoy a $50 discount.

Honor a friend, family member or a special customer or client with one of the following engraved gift ideas:

  • Add a name to the Zoo’s Tree of Life located in the Islands exhibit.
  • Choose from a Louisville Stoneware leaf, butterfly or bird.
  • Have a bench or brick engraved and added to the beautiful Etscorn Garden, located near the giraffes and rhinos.

To learn more about these personalized options click HERE or contact the Development Office at 502-238-5615

Fast, Easy and Fun

Purchase gift memberships (order any NEW gift membership online by Dec. 31 and receive $5 off and a plush zebra using promo code: zoogift13). Click HERE to purchase online.

Let Them Shop – With a Zoo Gift Card

Can’t decide what to buy? Everyone enjoys a gift card that allows them to pick something they would enjoy. Gift cards are available at the Zoo cashier windows in amounts from $5 to $150 and are valid for 24 months after activation. Use them for admission, rides and attractions, memberships and gift shop purchases. (Zoo closed Christmas and New Year's Day)