Wild Lights – 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.

Santa at Wild Lights: December 16-23 – Santa is coming to Wild Lights! Stop by the Flamingo Gazebo and take your own photos from 5:30-9pm (don’t forget to share on Instagram using #WildLightsMKEZoo!

Wild Lights with the Animals: December 26-31 – Visit the animals in Aquatic & Reptile Center, Big Cats, and Elephant buildings from 5:30-8:45pm.

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