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Zoolights Top 10

Lights. Cameras. Magic.

1. Be wowed
by stunning light displays.
Be inspired by a giant octopus, sea turtles and sharks, a 22-foot-wide rock crab with moving pincers and a glowing orange body, and more. Surprises await you at every turn!
2. Look out
for Sasquatch.
No, really. Made last year by our Zoolights crew, this fabled Northwest legend is hiding out in the place he loves best - the forest. Can you spot him?
Read the story
3. Rediscover
old favorites.
Experience a magical world of over 700,000 lights, including a 100-foot Giant Pacific octopus lounging on the roof, a massive roaring tiger head, two Narrows Bridges and the cactus garden.
4. Meet the meerkats
at Kids' Zone.
Marvel at our mob of meerkats and meet other animals up-close at Kids' Zone. Zoo animals in other exhibit areas will be asleep off exhibit.
5. Ride a camel
(at night!)
Visitors as young as 3 can have an up-close experience with these amazing animals. A camel ride surrounded by twinkling lights makes a night at Zoolights twice as magical. (Weather-dependent.)
Camel Rides
6. Get up close and personal
with 16 sharks.
Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium and watch sharks move gracefully through the water.
South Pacific Aquarium
7. Gaze into the depths
of the Blue Hole.
Be mesmerized by a swirl of tropical fish in our South Pacific Aquarium's Blue Hole. It's a divers-eye-view into a vibrant, underwater world.
8. Feed a goat
Bring your kids to meet ours.
Get up close to adorable goats at Kids' Zone. Feel their noses wiggle in your hand as you feed them Timothy hay food pellets.
9. Take a spin
on a vintage carousel.
The beautiful Paul Titus Antique Carousel is open nightly during Zoolights. Take a spin!
10. Warm up inside
with cocoa and treats
Savor the season with delicious drinks and treats available at the café and kiosks throughout the Zoo. (Plaza Cafe always open; Pearl St Grille open peak times only.)

Check out our main Zoolights page for tips, gifts, lights recycling and much more.


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