Dates and Times

Open select nights from 5:30pm to 9:30pm

  • November 23-25, 29-30
  • December 1-2, 6-7, 9, 13-23, 26-30

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 story time
  • 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.

Lights for Lions

During this event Audubon will collect broken and unwanted holiday string lights for recycling! Look for the festive Lights for Lions donation box outside of the front gates at the Zoo. Please do not add bags or boxes in the recycle box—only string lights! Proceeds from Lights for Lions will benefit the Ruaha Carnivore Project, which helps large carnivores, like lions, in the wild by working with communities in Tanzania to develop long-term carnivore conservation strategies.

Give a Gift with Hope.Joy.Love

Bring a little Hope. Joy. Love to the patients at Children’s Hospital this holiday season! Purchase a Hope, Love, or Joy gift at Audubon Zoo's Marketplace and your present will be delivered to the patients at Children's Hospital this December. 

  • Hope - $10: Joy of Coloring set including coloring book and 12 metallic color pencils.
  • Joy - $15: Sensory-friendly Package including twiddle Cube, animal puzzle cube, and a liquid motion.
  • Love - $25: Fiber Optic Lamp is a Child Life favorite for children of all ages.

Purchase Here

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