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December 18-23

5pm to 8pm
$4 Binder Park Zoo Members
$5 Non-members
Children under 2 are FREE

Binder Park Zoo is a great place to create holiday memories and traditions. Join us for ZooLights December 18-23 from 5pm–8pm every night. The cost of attendance is $4 for Members and $5 for Non-members. Children under 2 years of age get in FREE!

Enjoy the Zoo decorated for the holidays! Stroll along lighted paths viewing some of our weather-hardy animals on exhibit enjoying the winter season.Then head indoors for time with Santa, stories with Grandma Claus, unlimited FREE carousel rides, up-close animal meet and greets, seasonal holiday refreshments, special activities, and more. (Wild Africa will be closed.)

New this year is the Festival of Trees! Hand cut trees provided by Wilson's Tannenbaum Farms will be decorated by area businesses and non-profit organizations on the Smith Amphitheater lawn.

Don't Miss Movie Night! On December 22nd, a Disney Holiday Sing Along movie will be hosted by Princess Elsa at 7pm in the Binda Conservation Discovery Center Conservation Hall!

Back again this year is "Walking in a Wetland Wonderland" guided tours, which take guests along portions of the Zoo's Swamp Adventure. Participants will enjoy the winter season while looking for signs of animal life and learning about what native animals do to prepare for winter. Walks are free and will last approximately 30 minutes. 

Walks are not stroller or wheelchair accessible

If interested in these free tours happening during ZooLights, plan to meet at the bear exhibit at the following dates and times:

12/18 - 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30pm 
12/20 - 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30
12/23 - 6:30

New this Season Binder Park Zoo is teaming up with Melissa's Images and offering commemorative 5x7 photos with Santa.  The cost is $5 for a 5x7 image to commemorate this year's Binder Park Zoo Lights. 

Don't Miss Dinner with Santa! December 18-23. LEARN MORE

ZooLights is Sponsored by:

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural AffairsBattle Creek Community Foundation