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My ZOO Box Review + Coupon – April 2021

My ZOO Box is a monthly subscription box for kids focused on kid-friendly animal education. Each box includes a book, animal friend, an art or science activity, and more! This box is recommended for ages 4 -8, but they also have a Mini Zoo box that is perfect for ages 2 and up.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

About My ZOO Box

The Subscription Box: My ZOO Box

The Cost: $34.95 + free shipping ($19.95 for the Mini ZOO box). Save with longer subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code 1STBOXFREE6 or 1STBOXFREE12 to get first box FREE with a 6 or 12-month subscription!

The Products: Each month you will receive items related to a specific animal including a book, animal friend, animal anatomy poster, an art or science activity, and a few other surprises. Your first box will also include a zoo passport.

Ships to: the U.S. for free, Canada for $12.00

Good to know: You can purchase a sibling pack with extra items for $22.00 per month that will ship with your monthly box. You can add up to 2 sibling packs.

My ZOO Box Review April 2021 – Sea Otter

Note: The following item was received in our first box, not this month’s box!


Zoo Passport

In your first box, you will receive a passport so that your child can add new animal stickers to it each month. It features glossy pages with various animal prints and plenty of room to fill it up with stickers.

My son is always so excited to check out this box!


Passport Sticker

This month, we received this adorable otter sticker to add to our passport. Seriously, how cute is it?


Eat Like a Sea Otter Snack Recipe

This card lists all of the items in our box and it includes a recipe for an “Eat Like a Sea Otter Snack” on the back. This recipe involves making cute starfish-shaped puff pastries with cream cheese in the middle. They sound yummy!


Sea Otter Info Card

The glossy photos they include on these cards are great, and the back contains a letter from the animal with plenty of facts about them. I actually learned so much about sea otters from this little card, and had no idea how cool they were! Of course, I knew they were cute, but this card detailed the fact that they have a layer of air between their fur and skin, which helps them float, and that they wrap their babies in sea kelp to keep them near while they go hunting. My son loves learning these lesser-known facts each month!


Wild Republic Ecokins Mini Sea Otter   – Estimated Retail Value $14.99 (based on other Ecokins Minis)

This is Cork, our adorable sea otter who is holding onto his own starfish. This is one of the Ecokins stuffed animals which are made with recycled water bottles. I wasn’t able to find this same size online, but I did link to the larger version, which looks equally cute, just a bit bigger!

Cork helped him check out the rest of the box!


National Geographic Kids Sea Otters Book – Retail Value $4.99 (on sale for $3.99)

These National Geographic Kids books are so great! They are perfect for beginning readers like my son with a variety of text styles, colorful glossy pictures, and tons of fascinating facts.


My kids just loved how cute the baby sea otters in the book were!


Sea Otter Anatomy Poster

These posters are another great inclusion in these boxes each month. They feature a look at the anatomy of the animal and it’s so awesome to see how different each animal is from one another. This poster even has a cute little pup, too!


My son loves looking at these and pointing out the various body parts and words that he can find. It’s another great activity for a beginning reader. I loved hearing him locate what he read as the “gall-bla-dadder.”


Socksmith Kids Significant Otter Socks  – Retail Value $5.50

Our toy this month was a cute pair of sea otter socks. They fit him well and have a little room in them for him to grow still too. He thought they were really fun, and sometimes he can be weird about socks (honestly, why isn’t that seam on the outside? ha!), but he found these to be comfortable and didn’t want to take them off.


Here they are on. He and his sister then wanted to lay down just and hold hands with Cork just like the little sea otters pictured on his socks.


Sea Otter Art

This month we received sea otter art activity. They provided a template for some sea otter body parts, a paper bag, and a rubberband for us to use.


My son got to work coloring the otter and then cutting out the pieces. I did help him since the paper was thicker cardstock. His sister drew a little sea star for the otter to hold.


We stuffed the bag with some scrap paper and then tied it with a rubber band. My son glued on the pieces of the otter and it was finished!

It turned out pretty cute!

Verdict: Alright, I have to say it, this month’s My ZOO Box was OTTERLY adorable! My son loved learning about sea otters and thinks his new socks are so cool! He also really loved making his own sea otter and he always loves checking out the book and poster they include. We still have that recipe to make one day, also! Sure, value-wise we could have done with one more little thing, but experience-wise, this was another great box that we all loved!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but order by the 25th to receive next month’s box!

COUPON: Use code 1STBOXFREE6 or 1STBOXFREE12 to get first box FREE with a 6 or 12-month subscription!

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Written by Brandi Dowell

Brandi Dowell

Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!

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Comments (4)

  1. Once again, an extremely cute box! Otters are one of my favorite animals, so I think I need that stuffed animal … 😉

  2. Just wanted to say that your kids are adorable! Also that I’m glad you’re reviewing this box, as it’s been really high-quality. My daughter gets excited about receiving it, too! I think her favorite stuffed animal so far was the eagle from March.

    • Thanks so much, Jill! 🙂 I think the eagle is definitely still a favorite of my son’s, too! It’s just too cool!

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