Wild Lights Drive Thru


December 17
- December 19


5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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Dec. 17, 18, 19

New this year: special “Drive Thru” dates are offered for a different experience — to enjoy Wild Lights from the comfort of your car!


Wild Lights Drive Thru (Dec. 17, 18, 19 only)
Advance, online tickets only*
Carload: $40


Zoological Society members save 20% online with code jolly and member ID. Discount must be applied at the time of purchase.
*Because of the nature of this experience, entry is only at the purchased time.


The Drive Thru experience travels on a 1-mile route, along Zoo pathways near the illuminated themed areas, as guests enjoy the warmth and comfort of their car. Food and merchandise stops are available for purchases during this approximately 30-minute ride. Timed entry is every 30 minutes; the last car admittance is at 9:00 p.m. Advance, online tickets for the Drive Thru are required, and animals are not viewable during these Drive Thru nights.

For more details and FAQs on the Drive Thru experience, click here.


For faster entry: Members and pre-ticketed guests, park at West End (enter at 106th St).