Zoolights runs Nov. 23 to Jan. 6

See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with more than 700,000 lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magical world of dazzling 3-D animal light displays. 

Twinkling lights, treats, animals & more

Animal light displays for 2017 include hammerhead sharks and sea turtles, carnivorous plants and their insect prey, a whimsical 30-foot-wide underwater landscape, a majestic polar bear family, and a gorgeous giant Pacific octopus.

Ride a camel, enjoy tasty treats, and take a spin on the carousel. Visit our sharks, jellies, meerkats and more. You can even wrap up your holiday shopping with our unique gift ideas

There's always something new to see and do at Zoolights!


Zoolights DatesNov. 23 - Jan. 6                     

ZOOLIGHTS PRICES                          COMBO PASS*

Zoo Front Gate $12.00 Adult (13-64) $25.00
Online & Fred Meyer (Non-Members) $10.00 Senior (65+) $24.00
Online & Zoo Front Gate (Members) $6.00 Youth (5-12) $21.00
2 & Younger FREE Tot (3-4) $17.00
Parking FREE 2 & Younger FREE

* Combo Pass includes Daytime and Zoolights admission. Available only at the front gate. During the day, see tigers, polar bears, penguins, and more, then stay inside the Zoo as it transforms into Zoolights. The Zoo will close at 4pm, but with a Combo Pass you are invited to stay inside the Zoo and visit the carousel, cafe, and gift shop until Zoolights opens at 5 pm. You'll be among the first to see the lights that night and can skip the lines!

  • Friday, Nov. 23 - Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019
  • Location: 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA
  • Phone: (253) 591-5337
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Admission varies, see description below
  • November 23, 2018 to January 7, 2019
  • Point Defiance Zoo + Aquarium
  • Admission varies, see description below
  • Recurring daily