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Thousands of Lights at Saint Louis Zoo's Wild Lights
Five hundred thousand lights will make young children's eyes pop as families wander through the Saint Louis Zoo's dazzling winter wildland, enjoying colorful lights and seasonal sounds at U.S. Bank Wild Lights. Photo courtesy Ryan Archer, Saint Louis Zoo
Thousands of Lights Create Whimsical Winter Scenes at Saint Louis Zoo
ST. LOUIS, MO, (, November 20, 2016 - You'll get goose bumps as you wander through the arctic wonderland of twinkling holiday lights and seasonal sounds of U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo.

Dates and Times
Wild Lights is open 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, Nov. 27
Wednesday, Nov. 30 - Sunday, Dec. 4
Wednesday, Dec. 7 - Sunday, Dec. 11
Every night, Wednesday, Dec. 14 - Friday, Dec. 23
Every night, Monday, Dec. 26 - Friday, Dec. 30

(Exhibit is closed on Dec. 24, 25 and 31.)

Monday through Thursday, tickets are $7 for Zoo members and $8 for general public. Friday through Sunday, tickets are $9 for Zoo members and $10 for general public. Children under age 2 receive free admission. Wild Lights tickets can be purchased online at, or at a Zoo Welcome Desk during Zoo hours. Tickets are also available at the door the nights of the event starting at 5:30 p.m. Free parking will be available on both Zoo parking lots.

Holiday Lights and Activities
Stop by McDonnell Polar Bear Point and you may glimpse the Zoo's special delivery for 2015: Kali (pronounced "Cully") the polar bear!

You'll be enchanted by whimsical light displays, including a neon North Pole, starry safari, jungle bell rock, snowfall flurry walk, the beautiful swan lake, poppin' prairie dogs, an illuminated penguin colony, a fantasy butterfly garden and a charming gingerbread village, flamboyant flamingos, numerous trees ablaze in lights and much more.

Get nose-to-beak with the birds at Penguin & Puffin Coast, warm up in the tropics of the Monsanto Insectarium where you'll see colorful insects from around the world, and go underwater through the Sea Lion Sound tunnel.

Gather 'round the fire to fluff your fur, warm your paws and perk up your listening ears as you hear captivating animal stories by theatrical interpreters sponsored by Prairie Farms Dairy. Live ice carving demonstrations will take place on Friday and Saturday nights, and on select nights look for strolling entertainment and costumed characters throughout the event.

Climb aboard your favorite animal on the Mary Ann Lee Conservation Carousel ($3/person, weather permitting). Chill out in the 4-D Theater featuring "Polar Express - The 4-D Experience" ($4/member; $5/non-member). Purchase a Ride Pass for $5 and enjoy both attractions.

Food and Shopping
Campfire s'mores will be available for purchase at the holiday traditions area sponsored by Laclede Gas. Take a detour to one of three cafes for dinner, snacks and hot chocolate. Visit the 102.5 KEZK Blizzard Zone for all kinds of frosty fun for kids.

Shop for a variety of unique gift ideas at Zoo gift shops and receive a 10 percent discount on any purchase; Zoo members receive a 20 percent discount. Group Rate Groups of 15 or more may receive a group rate of $7/person on weekdays and $9/person on weekends by calling in advance. To order group tickets, call (314) 646-4718 or email More Information For more information, visit, and, or call (314) 646-4771.

Free parking will be available on the South Lot on Wells Drive near I-64. Enter the event through the South Entrance.

1904 World's Fair Bird Cage
Accent your office, restaurant, hotel or home with exciting images of St. Louis. For a fine art print of the 1904 World's Fair Bird Cage, see
The Saint Louis ZOO is home to more than 3,000 animals and features Jungle of the Apes and Big Cat Country. Additional attractions include the Emerson Electric Children's Zoo, The Living World educational center, River's Edge, "Penguin & Puffin Coast," Monsanto Insectarium, Mary Ann Lee Conservation Carousel, sea lion shows and bird house.

The World's Fair Flight Cage at the Zoo and the Saint Louis Art Museum, located north east of the Zoo, are the two structures remaining in Forest Park that were built for the 1904 World's Fair. Photos highlighting the 1904 World's Fair can be seen at the Missouri Historical Society, located in the Jefferson Memorial Building in Forest Park.

Non-summer hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. General admission to the Zoo is FREE. Parking on the Zoo's two lots is $15 per day. Parking for buses, motor homes and R.V.s is $30 and is available on the South Lot only. Some events and special programs may have an admission cost.

Note: Coolers and picnic baskets are permitted on the Zoo grounds. There are picnic tables located in central areas at the Zoo. All major facilities are wheelchair accessible, as are most restrooms. Wheelchairs and strollers are available to rent at The Living World and South Gate. Wheelchairs: $7 per day; motorized vehicles (limited number) available to those 18 years or older with a major credit card: $25 per day; single strollers are $7 per day; double strollers are $9 per day. For more information, please call 314-781-0900, 1-800-966-8877 or TDD: 314-768-5421.

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