WANT A UNIQUE GIFT FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
You Can Find the Perfect Gift at the Saint Louis Zoo
Find holiday gifts for everyone on your list at the Saint Louis Zoo this year. Proceeds from all sales benefit the animals and programs of the Zoo. For more information, visit www.stlzoo.org or call (314) 781-0900.
Holiday Gift Shop
The Treetop Shop in The Living World offers animal-related clothing, ornaments, plush animals, toys, books, home décor and many items only available at the Saint Louis Zoo. Save 10 percent (members save 20 percent) when you shop Nov. 12-16. The Treetop Shop is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seasonal items will be available through December 24. (Holiday hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 27 and Dec. 24.)
Zoo Parents Holiday Adoption
A North American river otter adoption from the Saint Louis Zoo is the otterly perfect holiday gift! The proud Zoo Parent will receive a cuddly plush river otter (while supplies last) with a commemorative tag, personalized adoption certificate, color photo and fact sheet, car decal, invitation to the annual Zoo Parents Picnic and the recipient’s name on the Donor Wall and website for one year. Holiday adoptions are $40, including shipping and handling to anywhere in the continental United States. The donation goes towards the animal’s care and daily feeding. Order adoptions online at www.stlzoo.org, by phone at (314) 646-4771, or in person at Zoo Welcome Desks. Place orders by Dec. 10 for delivery by Dec. 24.
Zoo Friends Holiday Membership
A Saint Louis Zoo gift membership includes presents big and small and can be used all year long! A $65 Zoo-Goer membership includes six free parking passes, free passes for the Emerson Zooline Railroad, Emerson Children’s Zoo and First Bank Sea Lion Show, as well as Zoo discounts, stlzoo member magazine, e-newsletter and more. The membership includes a collectible ornament available only with holiday gift memberships (while supplies last). Order memberships online at www.stlzoo.org, by phone at (314) 646-4771, or in person at Zoo Welcome Desks. Place orders by Dec. 10 for delivery by Dec. 24.
Exclusive Zoo Ornament
Collect the Zoo’s 2014 limited edition holiday ornament featuring an Andean bear from the Mary Ann Lee Conservation Carousel. The glass ornament is sold for $15. Ornaments may be purchased at the Zoo, online at www.stlzoo.org or by phone at (314) 781-0900, ext. 4779.
Behind-the-Scenes Tours Gift Certificates
Have you ever met a penguin, fed a giant tortoise, scratched a legless lizard? For the person who has everything, give a gift certificate for a behind-the-scenes tour at the Zoo. Tours vary in price and have some restrictions. For tour gift certificates and reservations, call (314) 781-0900, ext. 4840.
Environmentally Friendly Gifts
Zoo gift shops are now offering a range of environmentally friendly products hand-crafted by artisans in developing nations across the globe. Eco-friendly products help eliminate waste by repurposing recycled materials. The Zoo has purses made from repurposed Indian saris, unique animal sculptures cast from a range of recycled materials, jewelry carved from tagua nut and glass art crafted from recycled glass. You can purchase these items and more from the conservation commerce sections of the Zoo’s Tree Top Shop or the Safari Gift Shop.
Engineer for a Day Gift Certificates
Come aboard, and learn to be an Engineer for a Day! Ages 7-97 can work alongside an engineer and get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a part of the Zooline Railroad at the Saint Louis Zoo. Participants will receive a nametag, Zoo bandana, engineer cap, certificate and lunch with a Zooline Railroad engineer. Prices are $125 for Zoo members and $135 for non-members. For engineer gift certificates and reservations, call (314) 646-4771.
Animal Wish List
Treat the animals at the Zoo by sending them something they can sniff, stomp, chew or chase! Zookeepers create stimulating environments for animals through the use of enrichment. They introduce new foods, smells and other “toys” to provide the animals opportunities to engage in natural behaviors. Visit www.stlzoo.org/wishlist for their keeper-approved wish list.