Dates and Times

Open select nights from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  • November 29, 30
  • December 1, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Signature Attraction

The lights! Look for larger than life, silk-lighted replicas of some of the Zoo’s most popular animals.

  • Exciting arrays of animal-themed light displays
  • Nightly live entertainment
  • Holiday storytime
  • Polar Pics: Take your holiday photos in a winter wonderland setting. Photos are available for a fee, prices vary by package. Santa's last day in Polar Pics will be December 23.
  • Selfie stops throughout the event for holiday pictures.
  • Delicious holiday treats
  • Craft tents to create special messages that will be delivered to the patients at Children’s Hospital
  • Holiday Marketplace filled with items from local artisans

Ticket Promotions
  • Military Appreciation Ticket
    Show your military ID (active or retired) and receive $5 off Zoo Lights general admission. Up to 4 admissions in party.
  • College Student Thursdays
    Blow off some of that finals steam with a stroll through Wildlife Wonderland while enjoying a specialty drink, an Abita Beer, or a tasty holiday treat. College students with a valid student ID receive $5 off Zoo Lights general admission every Thursday during Audubon Zoo Lights presented by Children's Hospital. Present valid student ID at admission window at time of service.

These offers are NOT valid with any other discounts, coupons, or specials; or on holidays. Discount is valid for window admission only. One discount offer per person per visit.