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Shopping at the Zoo

Gifts in Explorer StoreThe Zoo gift shops stock a variety of t-shirts, toys, plush animals, jewelry, and candy.   Discover the many fun, educational items for children and adults alike. There are gifts to suit every age and wallet.  Each store is unique and offers a great shopping experience. 

The Zoo's gift shops are located throughout the Park for your convenience.  Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, Zoo gift cards, checks and cash are accepted.  Checks require valid photo identification.

Explorer Gift StoreEarth Explorers

 Location: North America Plaza 

The Earth Explorers carries items like toys,  apparel, souvenirs, rain gear, cameras, batteries, medicines and more.  Single and double strollers as well as manual and electric wheelchairs can be rented at this location. 


Kid's Junction Gift ShopKids' Junction 

Location: Junction Plaza 

 Kids' Junction is a children's store where you will find souvenirs, toys, plush animals, candy and rain gear.  


Safari Gift Shop

Safari Shop 

Location:  Akiba Market Africa Plaza  

The Safari Shop carries mainly African-themed items like toys, apparel, souvenirs, rain gear, cameras, batteries, medicines and more.   Single and double strollers as well as manual and electric wheelchairs can be rented at this location. 


 Purchases Provide Needed Support

Every purchase made at the N.C. Zoo gift shops provides financial support for ongoing operations.  Purchases also fund conservation and research initiatives to preserve animals and habitats in our state and around the world.