ZL new banner 2017

Be wowed by stunning animal light displays
Be inspired by a whimsical 30-foot-wide underwater landscape, new 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!

ZL wideshot banner 2017

Rediscover old favorites
Experience a magical world of over half-a-million lights, including a 100-foot Giant Pacific octopus lounging on the lawn, a massive roaring tiger head, majestic Mount Rainier atop the aquarium, and the cactus garden.


Meet amazing animals at Kids' Zone
Marvel at a mob of meerkats and meet other animals up-close at Kids' Zone. Zoo animals in other exhibit areas will be asleep off exhibit.

top 10 - camels

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.

shark banner for zl top 10

Get up close to more than a dozen massive sharks
Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium and watch sharks move gracefully through the water.


Explore a mysterious underwater world
Stroll through our two aquariums and be mesmerized by a Giant Pacific octopus and thousands of other sea creatures.

zl top 10 goats

Feed a goat
Get up close to adorable goats at Kids' Zone. Feel their noses wiggle in your hand as you feed them Timothy hay food pellets.

Take a spin on the holiday carousel
The beautiful Paul Titus Antique Carousel is open nightly during Zoolights. Take a ride for only $1.50 ($1.00 for Zoo members). 

Warm up with hot cocoa and other tasty treats.
Savor the season with delicious drinks and treats available at the café and kiosks throughout the Zoo.

Shop for unique gifts
Browse the gift shop for science toys, stuffed animals, handmade creations and more - or share the excitement of the Zoo by giving a membership. See more unforgettable gift ideas!