Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day with a gift that gives back!

If you’re seeking a unique way to celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day then look no further than Elmwood Park Zoo for a perfect and meaningful gift! Our gift ideas are sure to bring joy to that special someone while supporting the quality care and conservation efforts we value at Elmwood Park Zoo.



Adopt An Animal

Become a ZooParent through our Adopt An Animal program, PLUS the first 40 Silver, Gold, or Platinum packages sold will also receive a free print replica made by our animals - a "kiss" from giraffes Mokolo, Gerald and Dhoruba, or a jaguar paw print painting by Inka the jaguar. These replica prints are made from high resolution scans of the original canvas pieces. They measure 8x10" and are printed on heavy card stock. Perfect for framing!

Love Stinks with Background

Love Stinks

Calling all members of the broken hearts club and those that think love is just a four-letter word! Our Love Stinks fundraiser invites you to name a live cockroach after your toxic ex-partner or former fling. You'll then enjoy sweet revenge as that lowly bug becomes a sweet treat for our skunk, Pesto! We'll even send you a video of Pesto savoring your wretched roach - munch, munch, munch!


Purchase A Membership

Become a part of our growing family! Purchasing a yearly membership is one of the best ways to support the Zoo. Members enjoy special year-round discounts on events and animal feedings, free Zoo admission, discounts on reciprocal zoos around the country, and discounts on other businesses in the community! You can also purchase a yearly membership as a gift at any level.


Animal Encounters

Looking for that otterly perfect gift? Make a one-of-a-kind connection when you sign up for an exclusive otter feeding with our adorable river otters, or come face-to-face with our sloth, Liana! All of our unique encounters allow for an up-close and personal look at some of our animals. Cost includes zoo admission so you may enjoy the zoo before or after your experience.