MINNEAPOLIS - As you search for gifts to give your loved ones this holiday season, the Minnesota Zoo has a suggestion: How about an experience, instead of an object?

The zoo offers gift options from annual memberships, to gift cards, to backstage passes. Memberships start at $59.

This holiday season, there will be opportunities to interact with live zoo animals including a reindeer. More information is available on the zoo's events page.

For a full offering of gifts this season, visit the Minnesota Zoo website.