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November 28 - January 4
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights! Be inspired by dazzling animal-themed displays, including our 3-D displays of a swooping bald eagle, a regal polar bear family, and a Sumatran tiger head. Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium, ride a camel or take a spin on the antique carousel. There's so much to see and do--make the most of your Zoolights experience with our list of Zoolights Top 10 Fun Activities!

Zoolights Dates
: Nov. 28 - Jan. 4                      Zoolights Hours: 5 pm - 9 pm 
Closed Dec. 24 & Open Dec. 25 & Jan. 1

Zoolights PRICE

 At the Zoo's front gate
 Online & Fred Meyer (general)    $7.50
 Online & Zoo front gate (members)    $4.50
 2 & Younger    FREE
 Parking    FREE

Online tickets will be available starting October 1.

Combo Pass *

 Adult (13-64)               
 Senior (65+)
 Youth (5-12)
 Tot (3-4)
 2 & Younger
*The Combo Pass includes daytime admission to the Zoo and evening admission to Zoolights. Available only at the Zoo's front gate.

Scuba Diving Santa
 can be found swimming with the sharks in the South Pacific Aquarium on selected evenings during Zoolights. Check back for dates!

Military Mondays

On December 1, 8, and 15, individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military will pay a discounted price of $7 for Zoolights tickets. Military dependents are also eligible for this discount. Please bring proof of honorable military service (military ID card, discharge papers, DD214s, or other proof). Military tickets must be purchased at the front gate.

'Tis the season to recycle

PDZA is teaming up with Girl Scouts of Western Washington once again for the Holiday Lights Recycling Program! We hope to keep thousands of strings of lights out of the landfill. Drop off your broken or unused holiday lights at one of the designated bins.

Give the perfect gift

Share the magic and excitement of the Zoo this season with a membership, an animal adoption, or an unforgettable Eye-to-Eye Shark Dive! Read more about unique holiday gift ideas from Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.