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

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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!

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Tips for your Zoolights visit

Zoolights Dates: Nov. 28 - Jan. 4                      Zoolights Hours: 5 pm - 9 pm 

Closed Dec. 24. Open Dec. 25 & Jan. 1

Zoolights PRICES                         COMBO pass *

 Zoo Front Gate
        Adult (13-64) 
 Online & Fred Meyer $7.50         Senior (65+)      $17.00
 Online & Zoo Front Gate (Members) $4.50         Youth (5-12)      $15.50
 2 & Younger FREE         Tot (3-4)      $13.50
 Parking FREE          2 & Younger       FREE

*Combo Pass includes Daytime and Zoolights admission. Available only at the front gate. During the day, see the tiger cubs (11am), polar bears, penguins and more! The Zoo closes at 4pm but with a Combo Pass you are invited to stay inside the Zoo and visit the carousel, cafe and gift shop. Zoolights opens at 5pm. Be among the first to see the lights that night and beat the crowds without having to wait in the lines!

Save money. Skip the lines. Buy online.

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Group discount

Corporate groups of 100 or more enjoy a discounted price of $7 per person. Contact to purchase your tickets.

Scuba-diving santa

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 at 6 pm on Dec 23.

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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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