Holiday Gift Guide

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2022 ZooTampa Holiday Gift Guide

Make the Zoo your go-to place for unique holiday gift giving! Perfect for the animal lover in your life!

'Tis the season to give gifts that save species! Our digital Holiday Gift Guide has some WILD and unique gifts for everyone on your list. Even better - with each purchase, you are helping support education and conservation programs, as well as, the care of more than 1,100 animals, including many threatened and endangered species that call ZooTampa home.

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In-Park Experiences

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A Year of WILD Adventures

ZooTampa Memberships start at $115 and it’s the gift that gives year-round! Decide on a Pair, Trio, Quad, or Family Membership, and set them up for a year of unlimited wildlife adventures.

Members receive unlimited admission for 12 full months, flexibility to bring your choice of guest(s), free preferred parking, free admission to seasonal events, discounts at gift shops and restaurants, member exclusive events, discounted admission to more than 150 zoos and aquariums, and much more.

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Family with kids participating in the Giraffe Encounter at ZooTampa

Gift an unforgettable experience with our Signature Encounters!

Step into ZooTampa’s animal care professionals’ world to learn all about the incredible wildlife under their care. All of our unique encounters bring guests closer to amazing species and create a lifetime of lasting memories. They’ll never forget the time they fed an Indian rhino or went behind the scenes to meet Heathcliff, our male Queensland Koala.

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Digital Meet & Greets

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Season's Greetings Personal Message

Spread some holiday cheer with a little help from our animals at ZooTampa!

Make this a Christmas to remember with a personalized season’s greetings message featuring one of our animals and the amazing team entrusted with their care. The customized video will be an unforgettable gift for the animal lover in your life. From the cuddly to the ferocious, choose from an array of species! Plus, your purchase helps spread the magic of the holidays and supports the Zoo’s educational and conservation programs!

Things to Know

  • The personalized video (approx. 30-45 seconds in length) will be sent via email to the purchaser to share.
  • Each purchase also includes additional digital content.
  • Please allow 3-5 business days for order fulfillment.
  • Place your order by December 17 to ensure delivery by Christmas!
  • Animal featured based on availability (purchaser will need to provide 3 choices).
  • You will be contacted by a member of our team within 48 hours for the personalization details.
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ZooTampa Gift Shop

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ZooTampa Personalized Ornament

Add some flair to your tree this holiday with various handcrafted holiday ornaments, and enjoy them for years to come. Or, give personalized ornaments as gifts to everyone on your list to remind them of special moments from the past year. Your family, friends and loved ones will cherish the unique history and meaning that custom Christmas ornaments provide for all to see.

Custom ornaments are available on-site at the tent shops by the carousel.

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Gifts available in our online gift shop including a zookeeper vest and t-shirt as well as an elephant plushie

Zoo-tastic Holiday Gifts for Animal Lovers

Shop environmentally friendly gifts and merch for the favorite animal lover in your life. We have unique merch featuring many animals who call ZooTampa home, from Florida panthers, Southern white rhinos to penguins. Many of our items are made from recycled plastic bottles and other environmentally conscious materials.

On a budget? We have several items under $25 to find an inexpensive gift for everyone.

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Adopt an Animal

Give the gift of conservation through ZooTampa’s Share the Care Adopt an Animal program and make your visits to the Zoo even more special. Every animal at the Zoo is available for symbolic adoption, including manatees, Florida panthers, African penguins, giraffes, and otters — there's an animal for everyone on your list.

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Remember Someone Special

Celebrate your memories and loved ones by making them a permanent part of ZooTampa. Purchase a personalized commemorative gift! Every bench or carousel animal is uniquely designated for each donor with an individualized recognition plaque. This meaningful gift will continue to give for years to come.

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Gifts for Your Favorite Animals

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Amazon Smile

Did you know Amazon will donate 0.5% of purchases to the nonprofit of your choice at no extra cost to you? Why not show some extra love to your favorite Zoo! Just enable AmazonSmile on your account and select "Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa Inc." as your charity to start supporting our mission and top-quality animal care.

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Giving Tree

During this season of giving, consider a gift to your favorite Zoo animals! We strive to keep our animals happy and healthy in unique ways. One way is by providing daily enrichment which gives the animals an opportunity to engage in natural behaviors, exercise, and enhances their well-being. Give a gift off our Amazon wish list to help provide hours of enjoyment to our animals.