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Zoolights: Nov. 25, 2022-Jan. 2, 2023

4:30-10pm Nov. 25-Jan. 2
Magical lights and a classic holiday tradition dazzling our community for 35 years.

Tickets (timed online only): $6-$16. Children 2 and younger are FREE. Parking is FREE. Tickets will go on sale soon!

Zoolights Magic

Classic Zoolights
The magic of 800,000 LED lights.
Step back into the Zoolights tradition you know and love: your Zoo, transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with over 800,000 lights.
Is that a giant octopus?
All your classic favorites
What's your favorite display? The giant Pacific octopus? Giant tiger face? Flame tree? Seahawks tree? What about the Narrows Bridges? And don't forget to hunt for Sasquatch. Come find all your favorites, old and new.
Walk tunnels of lights
Picture perfect! Take a selfie with lit-up butterfly wings or walk through tunnels of stunning lights.

ticket prices

Timed online tickets only. Tickets on sale soon!
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Parking is FREE.
Aquariums are CLOSED during Zoolights.

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