Get Involved with the Zoo


Stingray Bay Gifts  (NEW in 2012)

Visit our newest attraction in 2012…..Stingray Bay!  Within our new stingray touch-pool facility you’ll find unique souvenirs and gifts related to all things stingray.  This exhibit and shopping experience is located in Jungle Jack’s Landing.


Zoo Marketplace

Located at the Zoo’s main entrance, this large retail experience offers hand-crafted African art, jewelry and authentic tribal gifts and souvenirs.  Shop for items in our “Jack Hanna Signature Collection” found only at the Columbus Zoo.  Books, DVDs, educational gifts, apparel and kids/infants items.

Jr. ZooKeeper Gifts and Souvenirs

A store dedicated to the younger explorers.  Clothing, toys, novelties, plush and educational items for ages Infant to Teen.  Located inside the Zoo gates (after the Entry Plaza).

Polar Pete’s Gift Shop

Located at Polar Frontier inside the Batelle Ice Bear Outpost.  Polar Bear merchandise, apparel and souvenirs.

Mermaid’s Purse at Manatee Coast

Located at Manatee Coast, this specialty shop offers aquatic themed gifts, apparel and souvenirs.  Within the shop you’ll find a section dedicated to upscale merchandise, hand-crafted aquatic themed home-goods, paintings and artwork.

Village Rentals & Provisions

When you first enter the zoo, stop by our Rental & Provisions outlet to take care of your exploration needs.  Daily rentals are available and include single & double strollers, wheelchairs* and electric scooters*.  A limited number of storage lockers are available in two sizes.  You will also find sunscreen, sunglasses and other convenience items.  *Driver’s License required for wheelchair and scooter rentals.  A limited number of wheelchair and electric scooter units are available. 

“Zoovenir” Carts

Stop by one of our specialty “Zoovenir” carts and find items you may not locate in our gift shops.  Find unique souvenir and gifts at these small outlets on the pathways.