Whether you are feeling the love in the air or love is far, far behind you this Valentine’s Day – look no further Hemker Park & zoo has the perfect gift.

Adopt an Animal

Animal adoption is sure to bring joy to that special someone while supporting the quality care and conservation efforts we value so much. Adopt a sequence penguin, a zebra or a giraffe. Adopt an Animal Box is $50.00 + S&H and comes with plush animal, fun facts and a picture. All proceeds go towards the animal of your choice care, diet, enrichment, upkeep and more!

To Adopt an Animal Box Click Here




Name a Hissing Cockroach

If Love is far, far behind you, look no further, you can name a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach after your ex! Cost is $5.00 & comes with a Digital certificate. Certificate will be emailed after purchase is made!

To Name a Cockroach Click Here



Season Pass

Give your loved one the gift that keeps on giving. Gift your loved one a season pass they can use during our 2021 season. Explore the outdoors while visiting animals from around the world. Learn more about these amazing animals that call HPZ home. Season Pass ticket will be emailed to you for your convenience. Click here for more info on season passes

Experience the Zoo

Give the gift of a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience with an animal ambassador at Hemker Park & Zoo. Participants can get up close and personal with a snake, alligator, penguin and more. For more information on the encounters please visit Click Here To purchase an encounter please call us at 320-836-2426 or email us at info@hemkerzoo.com

Enrichment Wishes for the Animals

Hemker Park & Zoo animals enjoy getting gifts too! Children of all ages can have fun treating the animals with a special valentine enrichment gift by purchasing an approved “toy” from our wish list on Amazon Wishlist

Support the Guardians of Conservation Foundation by shopping AMazonSmile!

When you shop at AmzoneSmile, Amazon will donate to the Guardians of Conservation Foundation. Support the GOC every time you shop by clicking here.

What: Fun and educational hands-on petting zoo.
When: Year-round
Duration: Negotiable
Suitable for: People of all ages
Cost: Various packages available