Gift cards

Not sure what to give a zoo fan? Let them choose with a zoo gift card!

Gift cards can be redeemed towards a year-long membership, general admission tickets, train and carousel rides, animal encounters, and even tickets to special events like ZooLights!

How to redeem your gift card

Exceptions: At this time, gift cards cannot be redeemed for gift shop purchases or towards food, beverage or gift items sold throughout the zoo.

How to buy gift cards

Gift cards can be purchased for any amount. They can be instant, digital gifts (e-gift cards) that are printable and customizable with your special message. Or you can purchase a physical gift card for the wild animal lovers in your life. The recipient of a gift card can redeem the balance online to activate a membership, buy tickets to visit the zoo and more!

Gift cards are the best option for gift membership renewals. When you purchase or renew a membership for someone else, you have to know a lot of details, and the membership starts immediately.

By choosing a gift card, you give your recipient the option to renew or start their membership on their own terms. They get to build their own pack, name their own cardholders and activate or renew their membership when they're ready.

E-gift cards (Instant gift!)

E-gift cards can be purchased online for any amount you choose, or you can pick from suggested amounts. They are perfect for last-minute gifts and can be redeemed immediately upon receipt!

When you purchase an e-gift card, you (as the gift giver) or the recipient will receive an email confirmation with your special message along with a PDF gift card attached. The PDF contains a gift card number that can be redeemed online at their convenience, using "Redeem Your Gift Card" as the payment option in the shopping cart.

Special note for membership gifts: An e-gift card is not a membership card. An e-gift card purchased for membership ONLY becomes an active membership when it is redeemed online or by calling Membership Services at 503-505-5493. This way, you allow the recipient to decide when their membership starts, meaning they won't lose any time on their membership! The membership is valid for a full year from the redemption/activation date.

Not sure what you need? Click here to see membership pricing at a glance.

Physical gift cards

Gift cards make great gifts for anyone on your list, as well as unique additions to gift baskets and raffles. They are available for purchase online (see form below) or in person at the zoo.

Physical gift cards come with a colorful sleeve, and can be mailed to you or to your recipient. Gift cards are mailed by Priority Mail with a tracking number for your convenience. A flat rate fee set by the U.S. Postal Service will apply. Please allow 3-7 business days for processing and mailing.

Special note for membership gifts: A physical gift card is not a membership card. Gift cards intended for membership gifts can be purchased using the button options below. To customize your gift amount or to complete your purchase by phone, please call Membership Services at 503-505-5493.

Please note: If you would like to choose a different amount for your gift card than the options below, please let us know by email and we can send you a secure payment link.