presented by BECU

November 11, 2022 – January 22, 2023




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Buy Early and Save!

Early pricing is available until October 3, 2022

Jaguar in a jungle lantern scene
$28.95 for Adults (Ages 13+)
$24.95 for Children (Ages 3-12)
Toddlers (Ages 2 and under) are free

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

Woodland Park Zoo will comply with the applicable county and state public health mandates effective at the time of WildLanterns; if applicable, details will be available on this page closer to the event date.

Closure Dates

WildLanterns will be closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, December 3rd, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Additional closures dates will begin in January of 2023.




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 lantern festival unlike any in the Northwest! WildLanterns presented by BECU offers a larger-than-life, immersive experience that will “wow” anyone, no matter their age!



Experience the Zoo Like Never Before

Start your journey by seeing the world from a smaller perspective at All About Bugs, where colorful dragonflies swarm from the trees and bouncing bunnies welcome you to their burrow. Your journey then takes you through the glowing Garden Delights all the way to A Walk Among African Animals, where beautiful flora and fauna abound, before experiencing an Asian Safari where stunning tigers, adorable red pandas and a brilliant family of orangutans await your arrival. Next, wander through the Oceania Animal Odyssey where you’ll find lanterns of some of the cutest creatures from the Southern hemisphere, such as koalas, parrots, and the adorable tree kangaroo. Finally, stop by the Magical Memories Marketplace and pick up a memento to gift your loved ones this holiday season!




Shop the ZooStore

Both the West ZooStore and south ZooStore locations will be open during WildLanterns.

Zoomazium Hours

Zoomazium is scheduled to be open for the duration of WildLanterns, however hours of operation may vary based on staff availability.

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

There will be several food options available during WildLanterns

Festive sweet and savory treats will be available for purchase at several locations around the zoo, including the Pizza Corner at 1899 Grove and at the Gather and Graze Café where covered seating will be provided. Several other satellite food locations will be set up throughout the event including the Wild Cup at the south entrance, The Nest located near the Living NW Trail along with Penguin Provisions located next to west guest services. The inside of 1899 Grove will only be available on non-event days and the Briar Oak barn, by the North Meadow, will be closed during WildLanterns.





Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

Humane Certification
Seattle Parks & Recreation
Association of Zoos & Aquariums

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The ticket and membership webstore will be unavailable due to maintenance from Sunday, October 2 at 4:00 p.m through Monday, October 3, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.