November 27 - January 3
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Experience the magic!
Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights. Experience a magical world of dazzling 3-D animal light displays, including a majestic polar bear family, a giant Pacific octopus, and a 17-foot tall tiger head.
Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium, touch a shark, ride a camel, 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!
Zoolights Top 10 Fun Activities
Zoolights Map (PDF)
Tips for your Zoolights visit
Closed Dec. 24. Open Dec. 25 & Jan. 1
Nothing says "Holiday Magic" like seeing Santa Claus himself. But did you know he loves to swim with sharks? Scuba Diving Santa can be seen underwater in the South Pacific Aquarium on certain nights during Zoolights! Check back soon for dates and times.
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.
- Wreath-cycled Challenge: Check back in November for details on this contest!
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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