Wild Lights 2023 - Shimmering Displays

A Winter Wonderland of Wild Lights

Featuring these shimmering displays — don’t forget to share your photos on Instagram using #WildLightsMKEZoo.

  • Polar Point

    You’re invited to step into our dream, as our WILD night of LIGHTS starts!


  • Flamingle all the Way, sponsored by North Shore Bank

    Like birds of a feather, flock together with friends and family down Flamingo Way past a flamboyance of lit flamingos.

  • Jungle Bells, sponsored by Mad City Windows and Baths

    Enter the world of apes and primates with Jungle Bells! Use your imagination and dream of a faraway place where these agile animals are swinging from the trees around you.

  • FantaSEA, sponsored by Festival Foods

    Dream of unknown places as you swim through this underwater adventure of sea creatures!

  • aROARa

    Here you’ll dream of beauty as you walk under the dancing waves of lights of the aurora borealis.

  • Winter Woodland

    Wander and weave through the evergreen forest and northern woodlands.

  • ROARchestration, sponsored by Prairie Farms Dairy

    This kaleidoscopic landscape celebrates all the beauty of nature and the living things with which we share the earth. Celebrate with a light show every 10 minutes.

  • ButterFLIGHT

    As the night sky settles, some of earth’s smallest creatures twinkle in the sky and fireflies and butterflies will light your way.

  • Starry Safari, sponsored by American Transmission Company

    As the sun rises over the horizon, create new dreams for a new day before imagining your very own Starry Safari adventure celebrating the Zoo’s animals!

  • Vibrance

    The ribbon of colors you’ve experienced along the way come together, and now dream YOUR own vision in this magical immersion of light!

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