Zoolights 2013

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 brand new 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           Download the Zoolights Map

Zoolights-Only Price                       Day/night Value Pass Price*
 At the Zoo's front gate    $9.00              Adult   $16.25
 Online & Fred Meyer (general)    $7.50              Senior   $15.75
 Online (members)    $4.50              Youth (5-12)   $15.25
 2 & Younger    FREE              Tots (3-4)
 Parking    FREE              2 & Younger  

*BEST DEAL: The Day/Night Value Pass includes admission to the Zoo during the day (view hours) and Zoolights at night. When the Zoo closes at 4pm, visitors with the Value Pass will be directed to the carousel, cafe or gift shop until Zoolights lights up at 5pm. Visitors with the Value Pass will be the very first to see Zoolights that night!
Value Passes are available at the Zoo's front gate and are valid only on the date of purchase.

Military Mondays: On Dec 9 and Dec 16, individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military pay a discounted price of $7.00 on Zoolights tickets. Military dependents are also eligible for this discount. Read more.

Scuba Diving Santa
 can be found swimming with the sharks in the South Pacific Aquarium during the first three weeks of Zoolights on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 6pm.

December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18.

'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.


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