Where wildlife meets wild lights! 

December 1st – 31st

(Closed Christmas Day)


Sunday – Wednesday 5:30 to 8 pm (grounds close at 9)
Thursday – Saturday 5:30 to 9 pm (grounds close at 10)
Christmas Day Closed

Admission Prices

Adults – $8 Member Adults – $7
Children (3-12) –  $6 Member Children (3-12) –  $5
Seniors (65 ) –  $7 Member Seniors (65 ) –  $6
Toddlers (2 & under) FREE

ZooLights Tickets for the 2016 Season will be available starting November 1, 2016! Stay tooned.

Click Here for a ZooLights Calendar of Events.

ZooLights! returns to Hogle Zoo every holiday season, with more sparkling lights, over 250 animated light displays and more nightly fun than ever before.  Enjoy dinner at the Beastro, with plenty of indoor seating.  And don’t forget to pickup a warm cup of delicious hot chocolate or check out our vast selection of seasonal treats for dessert!

ZooLights6Grab your hologram glasses to walk along lit pathways and through our popular 135-foot lighted tunnel – it’s a crowd favorite!  Get up close with a polar bear, grizzlies, seals, and sea lions in the heated underwater viewing building in Rocky Shores.  Take a ride on the Conservation Carousel (weather permitting) and then stop in to see Santa Claus at the Macy’s Santa Station!  Finish off the night with a stop at the Wild Zootique to finish your holiday shopping.  It’s Utah’s brightest holiday family tradition – it’s ZooLights at Utah’s Hogle Zoo!

Nightly Entertainment and Activities

ZooLights1Every night features a fun family or child activity such as ice carvers, crafts, temporary tattoos, small animal encounters, and more!  Check the ZooLights calendar of events for all the details!  All activities are free with paid ZooLights admission.

Holiday Gift Ideas

Give a gift that will keep on giving throughout 2016!  Purchase a Zoo Membership for your family or as a gift for someone else.  Perfect for families and the person that has everything!

Family Friendly Early New Year’s Countdown

ZooLightsGet the kids in bed on time while still letting them ring in the new year, with our early countdown at 9 pm at ZooLights!  Kids get a noise maker, and can count down to 2016 with our special lighted countdown display.  Come early to see all the lights and enjoy the last night of ZooLights.  Why not grab dinner in the Beastro beforehand?

Sneak Peak of ZooLights

Our upper level members receive a sneak peak of ZooLights! on Wednesday, December 2. To learn more, contact the Zoo’s membership department or call 801.584.1769 for details.


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