Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays from the Fort Worth Zoo!

 As we enter the season of giving, consider gifting the Fort Worth Zoo to your loved ones. Through membership, behind-the-scenes tours or Zoo camps, introduce someone to the wonderment of wildlife and the animal kingdom. A gift from the Fort Worth Zoo is a gift in more ways than one, as your purchases will directly impact the Zoo and its residents. Money spent on the items and programs listed in this gift guide will go toward care and feeding for the animals and the operating costs of maintaining a 365-day-per-year organization.

On behalf of all of us at the Fort Worth Zoo, we thank you for your membership, continued support and commitment to wildlife education and conservation.

A Gift for Goodness' Sake

 A membership to the Fort Worth Zoo is the gift that keeps on giving all year! More than just free admission, Zoo membership includes exclusive events, discounts and more. When you give the gift of Zoo membership, you are also giving a year of educational experiences and fun-filled memories.


Want a hippopotamus for Christmas? Adopt one or two of the Zoo’s female hippos! Adopting one or a pair is an opportunity to play a part in caring for all four of the Zoo’s hippos. Do you or a loved one have another favorite Zoo animal? You can adopt it too! Your adoption fees contribute to the care and feeding of the Zoo’s animals for one full year!

Holiday Adoption

A Gift That Gives Back

Send the children on your list to the Zoo! The Zoo’s camps and programs are the perfect excuse to get outside, get in touch with the wild side and maybe get a little dirty while having fun.

Purchase a Zoo gift certificate for a specified dollar amount that can be used toward any of the following camps, programs or birthday parties:

Education Gift Certificate

Zoo Camps
Education Programs
Winter Zoo Camp   Breakfast With The Beasts
Spring Break Camp   Parents' Night Out
Summer Zoo Camp   Overnights
Summer Zoo Camp - Middle School   Nature Club
Zoo Careers Camp - High School   Photo Safari
Adult Zoo Camp     
Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s birthday at the Fort Worth Zoo - whether in the park or in Safari Splash, the Zoo is the wildest place in the Metroplex!  Customize your birthday party package and receive all-day admission to the Zoo for 30 guests and a special gift for the guest of honor.

Birthday Parties

A Gift For Everyone On Your List

From behind-the-scenes encounters to stocking stuffers and sweet treats for Santa, the Zoo has something for everyone.

Behind-the-Scenes Encounters: Animal Training, World Traveler and Owls

These experiences are special ways to give your loved ones a chance to connect with wildlife one-on-one. In each of these tours, you will meet with zookeepers in a behind-the-scenes area, learn interesting and fun facts about the animals, have a chance to ask zoo keepers all of your animal questions and most important, get to see these creatures up close!

Behind-the-Scenes Encounters

Stocking Stuffers

From Zoo mugs to stuffed animals to animal-painted masterpieces – the Fort Worth Zoo’s got you covered.  Go shopping on your next Zoo visit to pick up a few stocking stuffers for everyone on your list.


For the holiday company party or neighborhood soirée, bring dessert! Made fresh daily, Fort Worth Zoo fudge is available in Toadally Texas Treats. During this time of year, indulge in festive flavors like pumpkin cheesecake, candy cane and eggnog.

Zoo Tickets
Treat a family to a day at the Zoo. Customize a Zoo visit with admission tickets and Zoo Bucks.
  • Admission tickets for adults and children ages 3-12. Two and under admitted free of charge.
  • Tickets valid through Dec. 31, 2019
  • Parking pass
  • Zoo Bucks can be used for giraffe feeding, meals, snacks, shopping or a train or carousel ride at the Zoo. Available in one dollar denominations. Zoo Bucks not valid for admission or parking.

Merchandise and fudge must be purchased in-person at the Zoo. Admission and Zoo Bucks orders must be placed over the phone; call (817) 759-7300. Deadline to order is Dec. 14, 2018. Gift packages may be mailed to your home (for an additional $6) or picked up at our administration office Monday through Friday through Dec. 21.

Give A Gift To The Zoo

Give the gift of animal enrichment or a financial contribution to your Zoo.

Annual Fund

Give to the Fort Worth Zoo’s Annual Fund to make a world of difference. To make an Annual Fund gift, please print the Annual Fund pledge form and mail, fax or email it to the Zoo’s development department via the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Animal Enrichment

If you have ever seen the Zoo’s elephants kick around a boomer ball or caught the lions pawing at a hanging grapevine wreath, then you have experienced the value of enrichment items first-hand. The Zoo’s Animal Enrichment Program benefits all animals – big and small – by providing them with opportunities to express behaviors such as foraging, exploring, playing or even resting.

The Zoo accomplishes this by providing variety within the animals’ environments each day – offering new food items, objects and toys, nest materials and novel scents. This includes all kinds of items for busy paws, tails, beaks, mouths and noses.

Your donations will help the Zoo acquire enrichment items like those listed on the Enrichment Wish List.

Donate to Animal Enrichment