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Woodland Park Zoo - Press Release

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November 15, 2012

 

Media preview: new WildLights presented by KeyBank

 


Gigi Allianic, Caileigh Robertson
206.548.2550 | woodlandparkzoopr@zoo.org

Woodland Park Zoo will be illuminated in thousands of sparkling LED lights during its first ever winter lights festival, WildLights presented by KeyBank, November 23-January 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m. nightly. WildLights will be closed December 24 and 25. 

Photo Credit: Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo

WHAT

Woodland Park Zoo will be illuminated in a whole new light when its first ever winter lights festival, WildLights presented by KeyBank, premieres this winter for children and adults alike.

The press is invited to a preview of WildLights Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19-21, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

The sparkling, after-hours event will kick off to the general public November 23 and continue through January 1, 5:30-8:30 nightly. WildLights will be closed December 24 and 25. Approximately 375,000 energy-efficient LED lights will recreate wild animals and wild places in two and three dimensions along the zoo’s pathways and North Meadow. An animated display of nature’s wonder will be woven into the zoo’s famous greenery inspired by exotic destinations from across the globe, including “Northern Lights,” “The Water Hole” and “Jungle Lights.” Zoomazium, the zoo’s indoor nature play space, will be open for play and performances. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, the Day Exhibit, a showcase of reptiles and amphibians, will be open, offering another indoor venue for the chilly evenings.

Other highlights include visiting reindeer, the Historic Carousel (additional fee), entertainment and festive refreshments for purchase. 

WHEN

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19-21, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

WHERE

Meet PR staff at the West Entrance at Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th & N. 56th Sts. Park in the inner north lot off N. 59th St. & Phinney Ave. N. where offices are located  

COST

Admission to WildLights is $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for toddlers ages 0-2. From December 14 to January 1, admission increases to $9.50 for adults. This is an after-hours ticketed event so regular zoo membership privileges will not apply.

Tickets to WildLights are available online at www.zoo.org/wildlights daily. Night-of-event tickets will be for sale at the zoo’s West Entrance only, if not sold out.

To help reduce the impact of traffic and overflow parking in the surrounding neighborhoods, parking will be free Monday to Thursday evenings. From Friday to Sunday evenings, parking will be $5.25 but may be limited. Consider taking the bus, biking, walking or carpooling. Conserving resources is one more way to help animals. For bus service to the zoo, visit: www.metro.kingcounty.gov.

 

Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, award-winning Woodland Park Zoo is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting international standards for zoos in animal care, conservation and education programs. Woodland Park Zoo is helping to save animals and their habitats in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. By inspiring people to care and act, Woodland Park Zoo is making a difference in our planet’s future. For more information, visit www.zoo.org.

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