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Wild Lights & Disco Nights

Light Up Your Holidays!

America’s Teaching Zoo shines bright this holiday season during the first ever holiday light event. WILD LIGHTS & DISCO NIGHTS will inspire a groovy energy as guests walk through a sparkling disco ball forest. Visit Ira the lion under the Lion’s Den Canopy of Lights! MOVE and GROOVE to the tunes in front of our INTERACTIVE light wall in our ARCTIC VIBES area. Join us on a themed night and come dressed to impress according to the theme. Check out the theme nights below.

Explore the ZOO and see what the animals night! 

2021 Dates: 

November: 24th, 26th, 27th, 28th

December: 3rd - 5th, 10th & 11th, 16th - 23rd

6pm to 8:30pm - Last Entry is at 7:45pm

This is a rain or shine event. 


Adult (13+) $11 ◊ Children (3-12) $9 ◊ Members $8

Value Nights 

November 28th, December 5th, 16th & 20th

Adult (13+) $9 ◊ Children (3-12) $7 ◊ Members $7


Children 2 & Under are Free
Only Credit/Debit Card accepted for tickets purchased at the Gate - See Know before you go section below for more information. 

Theme Nights!

repeated glowing star

December 3rd

Let It Glow,
Let It Glow, Let it Glow!

All Guests will shine bright as we giveaway glow items for an out of this World, colorful experience.

Tye-dye bckground with 70s sunglasses

December 11th


Groovy Holiday


Come ready to Groove in your 70's gear!

Ugly Sweater Close Up with Wreaths

December 17th & 23rd

Ugly Sweater Party


Bring out the worst you can find!

Family in matching PJs

December 19th

Holiday Pajama Jam


Wear your favorite holiday PJams. Match with a friend or the whole Family!

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Know Before You Go


Parking is free. There is a lot adjacent to the Zoo entrance as well as more spaces available just a short walk in Lot M.

Covid-19 Guidelines

All areas will be outdoors. Masks are not required.

We will be routinely disinfecting high touch surfaces throughout the zoo.

Guidelines are subject to change according to the latest public health requirements.


Advanced tickets are recommended. They may be purchased at the gate via a QR code that will prompt you to our online sales page. A debit or credit card is required to purchase tickets. No cash.

All Sales are Final, no refunds or transfers.

Last Entry is at 7:45pm


Make unforgettable holiday memories as you explore this wild wonderland of light under the stars at America's Teaching Zoo.

  • Take a self guided, 40 minute stroll down the main area of the Zoo filled with dynamic lights, immersive interactive experiences, fabulous photo ops, and seasonal magic.
  • Marvel at sound reactive lights, move through the disco ball forest & groove to the holiday music.