Wild Lights

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Friday December 11

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5:00 PM  –  5:30 PM


Come enjoy the wildest lighting display this holiday season, Wild Lights, presented by Akron Children's Hospital. Nearly the entire zoo is decorated and many animals will be on exhibit. It's a holiday tradition you can't miss!

Here are some things to know about reserving Wild Lights tickets:

  • Your ticket is for a specific date and arrival time (a 30 minute arrival window). The system will default to the next available date and arrival time, but you can select the date and arrival time that is best for you by clicking "Other Date" or "Other Time".
  • If your preferred date and time does not appear it means that time is sold out and no longer available.
  • The time printed on your ticket is the earliest you may arrive. You have up to 30 minutes after the time printed on your ticket to enter the zoo. For example, if you purchase 4 p.m tickets, you can arrive anywhere between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. but no earlier than 4p.m. Please note the first half of each arrival window tends to be more crowded.
  • Please do not arrive to the Welcome Center's plaza before the time printed on your ticket. This is to allow for appropriate social distancing on the plaza and in the Welcome Center.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate reentry into the park after your arrival. We are unable to allow early or late admission.
  • In compliance with local and state ordinances, masks are required at the Akron Zoo. All guests, ages 10 and older, are required to wear a COVID face covering when inside the zoo.
  • Komodo Kingdom Education Center will be open to a limited number of guests at a time during the event. The lemur and bat buildings remain closed. 
  • The Conservation Carousel and Train Ride are available weather permitting. Rides will briefly close for cleaning at the top of every hour. The Boma goat yard remains closed.

Akron Zoo Members:

  • Akron Zoo members must reserve tickets online.
  • Please make sure you are signed in to your account before adding tickets to your cart.
  • Members should select the appropriate number of Member Adult or Member Child tickets.
  • Akron Zoo member discounts will appear once you have added tickets to your cart.
  • Akron Zoo members do not need to purchase parking.

We do have a new online system and all guests, including Akron Zoo members, will need to create a new account if you have not done so already after March 1, 2019. After creating an account, please make sure you are signed in.

For more details and a full list of all visitor guidelines & safety measures, please click here.

Tickets are non-transferable, non-refundable and are unable to be rescheduled. The zoo is a rain, snow, or shine facility.