Saint Louis Zoo Wild Lights is back!
Wild Lights is open from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on the following select dates:
-Friday-Sunday, Nov. 26-28 — $10/Member; $11/Non-member
-Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 1-5 — $10/Member; $11/Non-member
-Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 8-12 — $11/Member; $12/Non-member
-Monday, Dec. 13, Sensory-Friendly Night for individuals with sensory sensitivities: $10/Member; $11/Non-member
Nightly, Dec. 15-23 — $12/Member; $13/Non-member
-Sunday-Thursday, Dec. 26-30 — $10/Member; $11/Non-member
Timed-ticket reservations for ages 2 and up are required and must be purchased in advance online at stlzoo.org/wildlights. Free for children under age 2. Groups of 15 or more may receive a discount rate on tickets when purchased and paid for in advance. See stlzoo.org/wildlights for details.
High demand is expected and popular dates may sell out quickly. Capacity is limited to allow for social distancing.
Holiday Lights & Activities
Delight in brilliant, colorful light displays throughout the Zoo, including several new themed areas. The Meet Me in St. Louie zone is a showstopper, complete with a 15-foot arch and firework-style lights in front of a St. Louis cityscape background. Other new displays include Toy Town, Glowing Garden, Woodland Workshop, Frozen Forest and Twinkling Tunnel.
Some returning favorites include Polar Pointe Pathway, Gingerbread Valley, Holly Jolly Hangout and Candy Crossing.
Visit with the cool birds at Penguin & Puffin Coast and warm up in the tropics of the Bayer Insectarium to see colorful insects from around the world. (Please note that these are the only animal exhibits open at night during the event. All other animal attractions are closed.)
Look for holiday carolers and other strolling live performances on select nights. Climb aboard your favorite animal on the Mary Ann Lee Conservation Carousel and experience the Polar Express at the 4D Theater. These attractions are free with event admission and operate weather permitting.
Food & Shopping
Roast campfire s’mores (available for purchase) at one of the fire pits. Enjoy dinner, snacks, holiday drinks and more at food locations throughout the Zoo. Shop for a variety of unique gifts at Zoo gift shops and receive a 10% discount on any purchase; Zoo members receive a 20% discount.
Monday, Dec. 13, is Sensory-Friendly Night for individuals with sensory sensitivities, like those on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders. This special night will mirror the traditional Wild Lights experience, but also includes sensory maps, quiet areas and trained Zoo staff to assist individuals with sensory sensitivities.
Free parking is available on both Zoo parking lots during the event. The Zoo closes to the public at 4 p.m. Doors reopen at 5 p.m. for the event. Proceeds from the event help the Zoo provide the highest quality care for its animals.