presented by Sound Credit Union



Closed for the Season

Thank you for your support in making our first WildLanterns season a success!

We hope that you were able to visit and make lasting memories with your family and friends. If you missed it, don’t worry! We’re planning on having WildLanterns back this November and will keep you posted when tickets go on sale.


Tickets On Sale Now

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Ticket Prices

$28.95 for Adults (Ages 13+)
$23.95 for Children (Ages 3-12)
Toddlers (Ages 2 and under) are free

To limit the number of guests inside the zoo at any given time, visitors will purchase tickets with a specific entrance time. Guests and members should avoid arriving earlier than 5 minutes prior to their entry time. If you arrive early, please wait inside your vehicle if possible.

Face coverings required for entry (ages 5+) and during the duration of your visit.

For more information about face coverings, medical accommodations and other safety protocols, see the WildLanterns FAQ.


Experience the Zoo Like Never Before

Begin your expedition by strolling through the Living Northwest exhibit with lanterns of animals many of us are familiar with, including grizzly bears, eagles and mountain goats. Next, march through the magical Jungle Lights exhibit, where you’ll find lanterns of some of the most elusive creatures, such as snow leopards, tigers and gorillas. Your journey then takes a dive into the depths of the SeaMazium exhibit, filled with underwater and aquatic creatures, including sea turtles, jellyfish and seals. Finally, safari the African Savanna exhibit and discover herds of giraffe, zebra and much more!


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An immersive experience featuring large scale animal and nature scape lanterns representing wild places from around the globe!

Explore the zoo like never before with a brand-new lantern festival unlike any in the Northwest! WildLanterns presented by Sound Credit Union offers a larger-than-life, immersive experience that will “wow” anyone, no matter their age!


Shop the ZooStore

The west ZooStore will be open during WildLanterns. The south ZooStore will be closed.


Zoomazium and Historic Carousel will be closed during WildLanterns.

Corporate Events

Please send your event information to brambleandwoodevents@zoo.org for information on how we can assist you with your holiday festivities!

Food Options

Outdoor food service and grab-and-go options are available during WildLanterns.

Festive snacks will be available for purchase at the pizza trailer on the North Meadow, and at Gather and Graze where covered seating will be provided. Food kiosks will also be dispersed throughout the pathways. The inside of the 1899 Grove (formerly the Rain Forest Food Pavilion) and the Briar Oak barn, by the North Meadow, will be closed during WildLanterns.




Phinney Business Discounts During WildLanterns

We love our neighborhood!

Woodland Park Zoo guests (including members) will receive a 10% discount on items sold at participating Phinney businesses during WildLanterns. Guests must show a valid zoo admission or membership card.

Participating businesses:

Ada’s, Modern Japanese Cuisine, The Park Public House, The Whit’s End, Windy City Pie, and Zeeks Pizza