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November 24 - January 1
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Experience the magic!

See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with more than a half-million lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magical world of dazzling 3-D animal light displays.

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Twinkling lights, treats, animals & more

Animal light displays for 2017 include hammerhead sharks and sea turtles, carnivorous plants and their insect prey, a whimsical 30-foot-wide underwater landscape, a majestic polar bear family, and a gorgeous giant Pacific octopus.

Ride a camel, enjoy tasty treats, and take a spin on the carousel. You can even wrap up your holiday shopping with our unique gift ideas. There's always something new to see and do at Zoolights!

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Tips for your Zoolights visit
Zoolights Map (PDF)

Zoolights Dates
: Nov. 24 - Jan. 1                      Zoolights Hours: 5 pm - 9 pm 
Closed Dec. 24. Open Dec. 25 & Jan. 1

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Zoolights Prices                          Combo Pass*

Zoo Front Gate
$10.00 Adult (13-64)
Online & Fred Meyer (Non-Members)
Senior (65+)
Online & Zoo Front Gate (Members) $5.00
Youth (5-12)
2 & Younger
FREE Tot (3-4)
Parking FREE 2 & Younger

* Combo Pass includes Daytime and Zoolights admission. Available only at the front gate. During the day, see tigers, polar bears, penguins, and more, then stay inside the Zoo as it transforms into Zoolights. The Zoo will close at 4pm, but with a Combo Pass you are invited to stay inside the Zoo and visit the carousel, cafe, and gift shop until Zoolights opens at 5 pm. You'll be among the first to see the lights that night and can skip the lines!

Group discount

Corporate groups of 100 or more enjoy a discounted price of $7.50 per person. Contact to purchase your tickets.

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the season to recycle

  • Holiday Lights Recycling Program: Help us keep thousands of holiday lights out of the landfill. Drop off your old or broken lights at one of our designated bins.

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Give the perfect gift

Share the magic and excitement of the Zoo with a membership, animal adoption, or Eye-to-Eye Shark Dive! Check out these unique holiday gift ideas.

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