Cyber Monday Zoo Lights Sale - Online Only!

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We will let you in on a not-so-secret secret! We will be offering Zoo Lights tickets at a discounted price for one day only during our ONLINE CYBER MONDAY SALE! From 12:01am to 11:59pm on Monday, November 27th, you can visit our website and buy Zoo Lights tickets for just $5 each! These tickets are normally $6 each for annual zoo members and $8 each for non-members. Everyone will get a great deal during this sale!

We first tried this Cyber Monday sale in 2016 and the response was overwhelming. Many businesses purchased large blocks of these tickets online and gave them to employees as Christmas gifts. Other purchased blocks of tickets for use throughout the Zoo Lights season.

Each ticket is good for a one-time use and is valid on any open Zoo Lights day and time.

The Cyber Monday ticket link will be posted on the November 27th Zoo Lights page, found on our Calendar of Events. We hope you will take advantage of this screaming deal!

Zoo Lights season and Christmas for the Animals coming soon!


We are very excited for winter at the Alaska Zoo. Yes, it is a little cold and a little dark - but life goes on for Alaskans!

We celebrate winter by lighting up the night with Zoo Lights, a dazzling display of zoo-wide custom lights. Join us on November 24th from 5-8pm for the kick-off. We will light up your Black Friday!

We have animated lights, lights set to music, animal-themed lights, light canopies of the trails, trees dripping with thousands of lights. You won't believe your eyes and you will want to bring your camera (and tripod if you have one). Bring your little ones on a wagon or sled...or bring your special someone for a date night. The Gift Shop and Coffee Shop are open on these nights. Advance ticket sales are open, see the link on our event pages. Just go to our Calendar of Events and click on any Zoo Lights date to see the full schedule and details.


In addition to Zoo Lights, we have Christmas for the Animals coming up on December 10th from 3-6pm. This is a ZOO-MEMBERS-FREE event, with our annual members getting access to the zoo and event and Zoo Lights at no charge on this evening. Non-members pay general admission rates before 5pm, non-member Zoo Lights rates of $8/person (ages 2 and under free). So the point of the story...BUY OR RENEW YOUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP ONLINE TODAY! THEY ALSO MAKE AWESOME GIFTS!

Visit our Christmas for the Animals page by clicking on December 10th on the Calendar of Events. Visitors bring food donations for the animals from our list of suggestions and they stuff the stockings which will be hung at all of the animal habitats. Load your donations on a sled or in a wagon and bring them around the trails. Volunteers and staff will be picking them up throughout the event. We are also proud to have Kaladi Brothers Coffee sponsor free cocoa and coffee during the event.

We will see YOU at the ZOO!

Membership sales and renewals online!

We are excited to offer the convenience of purchasing or renewing your Annual Zoo Membership online through our new website! We hope people will find this option convenient for memberships for their family as well as gift for other people. Animal lovers of all ages enjoy receiving zoo memberships as a gift for the holidays or birthdays. With your zoo membership, you receive one year of unlimited admission to the zoo (during open hours of course!) along with many other perks and discounts on select events and our popular Adventure Camps for kids! Check out our options, build a membership package or renewal that fits your needs and buy it all online today!

Zoo Boo Checklist: What should you bring?

  • Zoo Boo on Halloween - Tuesday, October 31st
  • Trick-or-treating at the Alaska Zoo
  • 5-8pm (last entry at 7:30pm) - park at South High School and take the shuttle
  • Tickets $6/person for zoo members, $8/person for non-members, ages 2 and under free

Are you planning to attend Zoo Boo on Halloween for some awesome trick-or-treating with your family or friends? If so, we will help you prepare!

We will have trick-or-treat stations set up along trails throughout the zoo. While we will have some trail lights on, many visitors find it helpful to bring headlamps or flashlights.

We are often asked if visitors should bring anything to tow their little goblins and ghouls around the zoo. Visitors cannot bring any motorized vehicles on zoo trails, however you are welcome to bring a stroller or wagon or even a sled if we have snow. This will make it easier to transport your tired trick-or-treaters through the trails.

Costumes, fanfare, creativity - come in costume to celebrate this event and the fun spirit of Halloween! Just remember that temperatures will be chilly as is customary at this time of year, so please think ahead and find ways to wear your warm gear with your costume. This is especially important for the little one who often lose body heat quickly.

A camera - feel free to bring your camera and tripod to stage photos with our decorations and lights. Visitors often find a tripod especially useful given the darker conditions.

Also, if you buy your tickets online, please print the tickets with the bar codes and bring those with you to the event.

Zoo Boo tickets selling fast!

Are you ready for Zoo Boo, the Alaska Zoo's premiere trick-or-treat event? Join us on Halloween, Tuesday October 31st from 5-8pm for some safe, spooky and awesome trick-or-treating along the decorated trails at the zoo. Our amazing event sponsors and partners take this event to the next level! We appreciate their support. Please come in costume, bring your buckets or bags, maybe a sled or wagon to pull those tiny goblins and ghouls, a headlamp or flashlight and your camera! It will be a night to remember. We encourage all visitors to ride the shuttle service which will run between the zoo and South High school every 15 minutes. Shuttle will start at 5pm and the last run from South to the zoo will be at 7:15pm. Last entry through the gate will be at 7:30pm.

Thank you to our sponsors for making this event happen!