Bronx Zoo
Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, the Bronx Zoo has all your gift needs covered. From symbolically adopting an animal to meeting one up-close, you’re sure to find the perfect presents for the animal lovers in your life.


Give 365 days' worth of wildlife adventures to your friends and family

Get 20% off thru 12/26!*

Gift Membership

Give the gift of Membership and your loved one will enjoy a whole year of adventure at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and Prospect Park Zoo. Complete the wildlife fun by adding the NY Aquarium.

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Use code HOLIDAYS to receive 20% off a WCS Membership!*
Not valid on Conservation-level Memberships

Virtual Membership

As part of our virtual community, your loved one will receive access to exclusive online zoo and aquarium animal experiences, plus a t-shirt, pin, and tote bag. They’ll also get a cuddly surprise animal plush gift. Will it be a bison? A tiger? A giraffe? Only their mailbox will give away the surprise.

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Wild Encounters

Learn all about amazing animals directly from their keepers.

Wild Encounters

At the Bronx Zoo, your loved ones can get up close and personal with giraffes, cheetahs, foxes, and many more amazing animals.

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Virtual Wild Encounters

No matter where you are, you, your friends and family can connect virtually with amazing animals and the dedicated experts who look after them. On a Zoo Zoom you’ll enjoy 15 minutes face-to-face with your favorite animals and their keepers.

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Symbolic Animal Adoption

Make a difference for animals and create a special connection.

Symbolic Animal Adoption

Adopt an animal on behalf of a friend or family member and they’ll receive a plush, animal fact card, and an adoption certificate. Choose from a fennec fox, snow leopard cub, tiger cub, snowy owl, giraffe baby, red panda, black-footed penguin, harbor seal, alpaca, or gorilla.

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Friday, December 15th is the final day to place your symbolic adoption order to ensure delivery by December 24th.


Give them a passport to animal adventures.

Gift Tickets

Help your friends and family discover their wild sides with Bronx Zoo gift tickets! They’ll explore over 265 acres of our beautiful park, and connect with the animals they love: tigers, gorillas, rhinos, giraffes - more than 9,000 species from tiny toads to big cats!

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Holiday Lights Tickets

Give the gift of a perfect holiday evening. The Bronx Zoo’s seasonal celebration returns, bigger and brighter than ever, with animal lantern safaris, ice-carving demonstrations, holiday treats, wildlife theater, stilt walkers, and more!

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*Discount applies to Limited Zoos, Zoos Plus, and Land & Sea Membership products only — no other Memberships are eligible for discount. Not applicable towards Legacy or Conservation Membership. Not applicable towards prior purchases or upgrades/parking add-ons; no cash back or credit will be issued. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Discount code must be entered at the time of checkout. Online transactions only. Valid for new member enrollment only. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. Offer ends 12/26/2023 at 11:59 PM.

**Free mystery plush offer with a purchase of a WCS Virtual Membership ends on 12/26/23 at 11:59 PM EST. No code is needed at checkout. Virtual Memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Virtual members receive 20% off park tickets at all 5 WCS parks. Tickets must be purchased in advance prior to visiting our parks by calling our membership customer service team at 718-220-5112. Exclusive Virtual Member Experiences are pre-recorded. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.

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Maximize your next trip to the zoo. Check out on your smartphone to view real-time info and our interactive map.

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Visit the in-park app experience

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