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November 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019
5:00PM - 9:00PM
Magical lights and a holiday tradition. Nov. 23-Jan. 6 (closed Dec. 24). $6-$12.

A Holiday Tradition

Experience the magic
of 700,000 LED lights.
See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with over 700,000 lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magical world of dazzling 3-D animal light displays.
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Twinkling penguins
(and turtles, tigers, bears...)
A 100-foot giant octopus on the roof. Walruses and polar bears sparkling on the lawn; shimmering Mt. Rainier. Camel rides, a vintage carousel and some new surprises await you at Zoolights 2018.
Warm up with sharks
in the South Pacific Aquarium
Visit our 16 South Pacific Aquarium sharks. Meet meerkats or feed goats. NOTE: The Pacific Seas Aquarium is closed during Zoolights. See it before 3:30pm and stay for Zoolights with a Combo Pass! (see below)
Zoolights Top 10

ticket prices

Zoolights onlyPrice
Zoolights online $10
Zoolights at Fred Meyer stores$10
Zoolights front gate$12
Zoolights members (online or at gate)$6
2 and underFREE
Combo Pass*Price*
Combo Adult 13-64$25
Combo Senior 65+$24
Combo Youth 5-12$21
Combo Tot 3-4$17
2 and underFREE
Parking is FREE.
* Combo Passes allow day and Zoolights admission. Available daily at front gate only. See all hours.
PLEASE NOTE: The Pacific Seas Aquarium is CLOSED during Zoolights hours. Arrive before 3:30 pm and upgrade to a Combo Pass to see it. Enjoy our cafe, carousel and gift shop between 4pm Zoo closure and 5pm Zoolights opening.
Military Discount Nights: Dec. 17, 19. $9 (front gate only).
Active duty military, veterans and dependents. Proof of honorable service required.

Zoolights fun

Top 10 Things to Do
Zoolights Tips
Recycle your lights
Holiday Gift Ideas
Zoolights FAQ

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Combo Pass deal!
See both Zoolights AND the new Pacific Seas Aquarium (only open during the day) with a Combo Pass. Arrive before 3:30pm and upgrade your regular ticket at the gate.