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Frequently Asked Questions



How do I purchase tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online at www.zoo.org/wildlights beginning oct. 29, 2019. Tickets may also be purchased at zoo gates during regular zoo hours and during WildLights hours. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets online to avoid lines. 


Will an admission discount be offered for active, retired, and veteran U.S. military and their families, seniors and people with physical disabilities?

No. Since WildLights is a special fundraiser event, an admission discount will not apply.


Are online tickets purchased for WildLights redeemable for any evening?

Tickets purchased online or at zoo gates for WildLights will be sold on a general admission basis and can be redeemed on any single evening.


Do members get a discount?

Members receive a 20% discount off adult tickets. Members can receive this discount online through the special membership link that will be emailed to them, or at a ticket window with a valid membership card.


What if it rains? Are there ticket refunds?

Sorry, WildLights is a rain or shine event—there will be no ticket refunds. Tickets purchased online can be used on other evenings.



Will food be available for purchase?

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 Rain Forest Food Pavilion will be closed during WildLights for group events and holiday parties.


Can visitors bring their own food to WildLights?

Yes, like ZooTunes concerts or a daytime visit to the zoo, visitors are permitted to bring their own food to WildLights. Outside alcohol is prohibited.  


Parking, Access and Entry

Will guests need to pay for parking?

Parking will be free this year after 3:30 p.m. All parking lots will be open and available to the public as both entrances will be open for entry this year.


Will both gates be open for entry to WildLights?

Yes, entry to the event will be available through the West and South Entrances.

West Entrance: 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103
Cross streets: Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th and N. 56th St.

South Entrance: 750 N. 50th Street, Seattle, WA 98103
Cross streets: N. 50th St. and Fremont Ave. N.


Do you have ADA parking close to the entrances?

We do have ADA stalls located close to both entrances. They tend to fill up, so if you have a member of your group with mobility challenges we recommend coming early to park as close as possible to either entrance.


Will shuttle service be provided from any Park & Rides?

Sorry, we cannot provide shuttling from Park & Ride locations, however, we do encourage guests to consider taking the bus or carpooling. For bus service, visit www.metro.kingcounty.gov. Metro Route #5 provides direct service to and from the zoo’s West Entrance.


If you’re already visiting the zoo, can you remain on grounds for WildLights?

Sorry, but WildLights is an after-hours ticketed event. The zoo closes at 4:00 p.m. during the winter and visitors will be cleared off grounds.  Both the South and West Gates will re-open at 5:30 for the event.


Will strollers be permitted at WildLights?

Yes, strollers will be allowed along the open pathways for the event, with the exception of the Snowmazium due to limited space. There is designated stroller parking for those areas.


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