(269) 979-1351 - info@binderparkzoo.org


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 much more.



ZooLights runs four weekends Friday, Saturday and Sunday

November 29 - December 22

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm each night

$6 General Public

$5 Binder Park Zoo Member

 Please note, Wild Africa is not open for ZooLights.

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, November 30, December 7, 14 (sold out) and 21 from 5-6pm 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 cookies and beverages.

Click here to register for Dinner with Santa 

Dinner with Santa each Saturday November 30, December 7, 14 (sold out), 21

Dinner with Santa is Non-Refundable.

Keeper Chats will take place at 6:30 pm during ZooLights.  Location and dates below

Nov 29 - Snow Leopard

Nov 30 - Wolves

Dec 1 - Red Panda

Dec 6 - Snow Leopard

Dec 7 - Bears

Dec 8 - Wolf

Dec 13 - Red Panda

Dec 14 - Snow Leopard

Dec 15 - Bears

Dec 20 - Wolf

Dec 21 - Snow Leopard

Dec 22 - Red Panda

A Moment of Magic is a nonprofit organization that allows college-age students to volunteer at children’s hospitals and social service institutions to provide creative programming. Zoo guests can visit The Western Michigan University chapter of A Moment of Magic in the Binda Conservation Carousel on November 30, December 7 and December 14 from 5:00-7:00.


Kalamazoo Sound Builders is an acapella group originating from Kalamazoo. They will be walking through the zoo filling the air with Holiday songs on December 14 at 5:00.


Binder Park Zoo takes pride in being a conservation minded organization and we would like to invite you to “Think Green” when visiting and participating in any events!  

Binder Park Zoo is located 3 miles south of I-94 exit 100


I-94 W to exit 100

3 miles south



US 131 S to I-94 E t to exit 100

3 miles south



I-94 E to exit 100

3 miles south



I-69 S to I-94 W  to exit 100

3 miles south



I-69 N to I-94 W to exit 100

3 miles south



US 33 N to I-80 E to US 131 N to I-94 E to exit 100

3 miles south