Gift of Experiences Guide Sponsored by the Toronto Zoo

Times have changed, and so has gift giving. Fewer shoppers are heading to the mall to buy more piles of stuff. As well, many of us are also putting more thought and effort into our purchases. Instead this year, build lasting memories with loved ones with a special event and/or yearly membership at the top venues in town. With this in mind, we are excited to share our Gift of Experiences Guide for Toronto and the GTA!

Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is paws-itively the place to be this festive season. They have the WILDEST ideas for gift experiences for the whole family! Whether it’s a yearly membership, special event, VIP experience or donation with keepsake, there is an exciting option for all of the animal lovers on your shopping list at the Zoo this winter.
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Aga Khan Gift ExperiencesAga Khan Museum

Located in the heart of North York, Aga Khan Museum is North America’s first museum dedicated to Muslim arts and culture. Families can spend the full day discovering the exhibits, as well as formal gardens, a light-filled atrium and more. With a family membership gift experience, you can also enjoy an abundance of family-friendly activities and exclusive benefits throughout the year.
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Cambridge Butterfly Gift ExperiencesCambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory Gift Experiences offer nature lovers the chance to see a world of butterflies like you’ve never seen before, freely flying in a tropical garden. Explore the extensive conservatory with its wide variety of tropical plants, birds, and many other animals too. Be sure to check out the fascinating Leafcutter Ants Exhibit… Kids who love insects will think it’s brilli-ant!
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Hockey Hall Gift ExperiencesHockey Hall of Fame

Shoot and score! Hockey fans of all ages would love to receive gift experiences from the good ol’ Hockey Hall of Fame, located in downtown Toronto. HHOF boasts the coveted Stanley Cup, artifacts, trophies and themed exhibits as well as a model rink. No doubt, it is the ultimate entertainment destination for anyone who loves sports and history!
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Medieval Times Toronto

HUZZAH! Treat your family to gift experiences with a memorable “Knight” out at Medieval Times Toronto! Full of exhilarating heart-pounding excitement, you’ll see lance-shattering jousting, clashing swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat, and extraordinary horsemanship and falconry.
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Ontario Science Gift ExperiencesOntario Science Centre

Ontario Science Centre Gift Experiences ignite excitement and discovery this holiday season, with exclusive membership savings and plenty of educational family fun. You can take a stroll though a true-to-life rainforest, examine meteorites from Mars, learn the secrets of the human body, build a roller coaster, get charged up with a hair-raising experience and so much more… all in one space!
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Toronto Zoo Gift Experiences

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Get into the fish-mas spirit this season with gift experiences at the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada to walk through a winter water-land, or any time of year! With an Annual Membership, you can also skip the ticket line and go right into the Aquarium. Additionally, there’s a wide range of exclusive benefits, including discounts on guest tickets, special events, on-site purchases and more.
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Royal Ontario Museum

Gift the young learners in your life a memorable experience at the world-class Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Kids get the unique opportunity to journey through the Museum with enthusiastic staff to discover the treasures these fascinating galleries hold. From dodo birds to dinosaurs to Dungeons and Dragons and more, ROMKids programs have something for everyone!
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Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) offers younger audience members an exciting introduction to classical music with events throughout the year. For instance, the Young People’s Concert Series has four concerts in different styles and subjects. These exuberant performances prove that every member of the family can appreciate the beauty of the symphony together.
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York Durham Gift Experiences

York-Durham Heritage Railway

York-Durham Heritage Railway (YDHR) offers families an excellent gift experience idea for a special occasion this holiday season with the opportunity to appreciate the stunning natural setting of Ontario’s countryside. Become part of the YDHR community as a member, which has a positive financial impact in the Uxbridge community. Plus, members receive 10% off retail store purchases!
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Lessons for Kids in Toronto and the GTA this Winter

Get your kids out into nature to learn skiing or skating. Or, they can feel the hygge in an indoor setting to start up an interesting craft. Pick up some great ideas for thoughtful gifts with our list of Kids Lessons in Toronto and the GTA This Winter!
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Toronto Zoo Gift Experiences

The Toronto Zoo is paws-itively the place to be this festive season. They have the WILDEST ideas for gift experiences for the whole family! Whether it’s a yearly membership, special event, VIP tour or donation with keepsake, there is an exciting option for all of the animal lovers on your shopping list at the Zoo this winter.

The best time to visit the Toronto Zoo is… anytime! There’s action-packed and enriching experiences to be had all through the year, from watery fun at Splash Island in summer to seeing frolicking polar bears in winter. As Zoo members, families enjoy year-round access to more than 4,000 animals and 710 acres of adventure. Not to mention, they get the thrill of taking part in protecting wildlife. Furthermore, these Toronto Zoo gift experiences include many discounts and perks, like free Zoomobile rides! Family Membership packages are adaptable as well, with either one adult (1 adult & up to 4 children) or two (2 adults & up to 4 children).

And there’s plenty more gift-giving options, such as:

  • Adopt A Polar Bear — With a one-time donation, you can help support conservation efforts by the Toronto Zoo, who are working to protect this precious species.
  • Wild Encounters and VIP Tours — Treat your loved ones like a true VIP this holiday season with a fun and memorable trip to the Toronto Zoo. With this gift experience, your guest can pick their favourite animal to meet up-close. For a full-day exclusive visit, the VIP Tour gift experience recipient gets to see all parts of the zoo, including private animal interaction and behind-the-scenes access.
  • Keeper For a Day — The animal-loving teen in your life would howl with excitement at the prospect of becoming a zookeeper for a day! With this gift experience, they can join the Keeper for a Day Program to find out just how rewarding this job can be.
  • Zoolife Gift Membership — Don’t you wish you could see what happens at the Zoo behind-the-scenes and after-hours? Now you and your family can with Zoolife, an online website where you can watch 25+ live animal habitats.
  • Terra Lumina — Toronto Zoo’s nighttime event, Terra Lumina, is currently running until December 31. Tickets to this special event is a sparkling idea for gift experiences to include the whole family.