The zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland with brilliant light displays, festive décor and plenty of “oohs and aahs”! Celebrate the season with the whole family and plan a merry visit to the zoo to see winter hardy animals on exhibit, ride the carousel and enjoy special featured events each evening!
ZooLights is 4 weekends Friday - Sunday
November 30 - December 23
5-8 pm each night
$5 Binder Park Zoo Member
$6 General Public
Wild Africa is not open for ZooLights.
Cocoa and Canvas
Make memories and support Binder Park Zoo while painting at this family-friendly event! Sip some Hot Cocoa, nibble on cookies while our artists assist you in painting our Holiday Obsessed Giraffe.
When: December 9th and 16th
Time: Check-In opens at 2:15 pm at the zoo entrance. Painting begins at 2:30 pm in Conservation Discovery Center big room. Instruction ends at 4:30 pm. You are then able to wander and enjoy the Binder Park Zoo’s ZooLights event.
Cost: $20 per person (adult or child) and includes admission to Zoo Lights. Pre-registration is required. Cost includes all your supplies and easy instruction of the featured art by Binder Park Zoo’s own Gabby Suggs and Pamela Carrier. Suggested for children ages 10 and up. Cocoa, cookies, water, and coffee will be provided. Cocoa and Canvas is non-refundable.
Due to popular demand Cocoa and Canvas is sold out on December 16.
Dinner with Santa
One of the most memorable experiences at ZooLights is Dinner with Santa - a traditional family style meal with the jolly old elf himself!
Saturday, December 1, 8 and 15 from 5-7pm at the Conservation Hall of the Binda Conservation Discovery Center
Cost - $20 for adults (ages 11 and up), $15 for children (ages 2-10) and includes your admission to ZooLights. Children under age 2 are admitted free.
Prepared by the Taste of Binder Park Zoo, dinner includes roast turkey, mashed potatoes & homemade gravy, mouth-watering macaroni & cheese, sautéed green beans, dinner rolls & butter, assorted holiday cookies and beverages.
Dinner with Santa is Non-Refundable.
Keeper Chat will take place at 6:30 pm during Zoo lights. Location and Dates below
Nov 30- Snow Leopard
Dec 1- Wolves
Dec 2- R. Panda
Dec 7- Snow Leopard
Dec 8- Bears
Dec 9- Wolf
Dec 14- R. Panda
Dec 15- Snow Leopard
Dec 16- Bears
Dec 21- Wolf
Dec 22- Snow Leopard
Dec 23- R. Panda
A Moment of Magic will be in attendance at ZooLights on December 7, 8, 14 and 15 from 5-7 pm