We Save Species — And So Can You
Giving gifts is for the birds ... and the elephants and the clouded leopards! By purchasing a present from the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute's Holiday Gift Guide, you help our animal keepers and scientists study and save species.
Proceeds from these products support research, help refurbish habitats and provide toys that enable animals to express their natural behaviors through play.
Go on, share this gift guide with your friends and family (both naughty and nice). On behalf of the animals we care for: thank you!
New This Year
Karl's New Beak
Karl is an Abyssinian ground hornbill with a special challenge. His broken lower bill made eating difficult. Could an old bird skeleton and a 3-D printer give Karl a new beak? Karl's new adventure was about to begin!
Read Karl's Story
Let's Go to Our Zoo
Featuring furry, scaly and feathered friends, this book brings the Zoo's animals to life through colorful illustrations and engaging photos. Interactive sliding tabs, spinner wheels and lift-a-flaps help build fine motor skills. It's a perfect way to get your little ones ready to visit the Zoo!
Get the Board Book
Zoology: The Secret World of Animals
Explore the extraordinary majesty of the animal kingdom up close. Dramatic photography and crystal-clear illustrations illuminate the fascinating stories behind animal adaptations.
Biologist Doll Play Set
Calling all budding biologists! Sophia’s has partnered with Smithsonian to create a series of STEM play sets for 18” dolls. Will your Zoo biologist doll find a cure for chytrid and save frogs from extinction? Each set includes clothing and accessories to help foster a child's curiosity.
Find Out More
Veterinarian Doll Play Set
Calling all curious conservationists! Sophia’s has partnered with Smithsonian to create a series of STEM play sets for 18” dolls. Which animals, great and small, will your Zoo veterinarian doll care for? Each set includes clothing and accessories to help foster a child's curiosity.
Buy the Play Set
Animal Print Clutch
Make a fashion statement and help save species! Celebrate the arrival of clouded leopard cubs Jilian and Paitoon with a beaded clutch that sports their clouded pattern. Spots not your style? Try a striking, black-and-white clutch inspired by our Grévy's zebra, Moyo!
Get Yours Today
Baby Animals Calendar
Start the new year with a smile and our Zoo babies 2020 wall calendar! Featuring up-close views of fan favorites, including giant panda Bei Bei and western lowland gorilla Moke, this inspirational look at our animal ambassadors is sure to delight all year long.
Start the Year With a Smile
Bison Silver Coin
This year marks the Smithsonian's National Zoo's 130th birthday! Commemorate this special occasion with a limited-edition Smithsonian buffalo coin featuring a majestic American bison, one of the first animals exhibited at the Zoo.
Order a Coin
Gifts That Give Back