Zoo Year's Eve
Merriment and More

Enjoy the Yuletide extras!

North Shore Bank Safari Train (weather depending) – Enjoy a crisp, winter woodland ride.

Penzeys Carousel (weather depending) – Ride atop your favorite animal on this old-fashioned favorite.

Mathnasium Sky Safari (weather depending) – Experience Wild Lights from above.

Gorilla Trek Virtual Reality Experience – Enjoy a fully-immersive, unprecedented look at one of nature’s most intriguing and endangered animals — mountain gorillas.

Wild Lights with the Animals – Visit the animals in Aquatic & Reptile Center, Big Cats, and Elephant buildings from 5:30 – 8:45 p.m.

Wild Lights Guide – to accommodate guests with sensory sensitivities, a special Wild Lights Guide is available to enjoy this sparkly event.

Wild Lights for Wildlife – Drop off working and non-working lights for recycling to help wildlife! Recycling lights keeps them out of landfills — less space for landfills means more space for wildlife! Proceeds support Wisconsin’s Endangered Resources Fund.

Wild Lights is an outdoor experience, so grab your scarf and mittens and enjoy the winter and (hopefully) snow globe conditions.

Come explore while the animals snore! For their health and safety, animals are not viewable during Wild Lights; however, our winter wonderland features plenty of enchantment for all.


Don’t forget to share your photos on Instagram using #WildLightsMKEZoo.

Apes of Africa will be closed for maintenance June 5-9