November 12, 13, 19, 20, 24, 27 and 28, 2020  |  5:30 – 10:30 p.m.
December 3, 13, 14, 18, 23, 24, 29 and 30, 2020  |  5:30 – 10:30 p.m.
January 3, 4, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27 and 28, 2021  |  5:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Important: Please Read!

Tickets (including kettle corn, hot cocoa, glow items and photo options) must be pre-purchased online. There will be a limit of 500 tickets sold per Cruise night.  

Once a limit is reached on a particular night, interested guests must select another night.

Tickets can be used anytime beginning at 5:30 p.m., but the last vehicle MUST be in line at 9:30 p.m.

Vehicle size must be no larger than a full-size long bed truck. Max vehicle specs are: 266″ L x 81″ W x 74″ H.

Cruise ZooLights

For the first time in the history of the Phoenix Zoo, experience millions of twinkling lights and dazzling animal sculptures from the comfort of your own vehicle. Start your Cruise ZooLights adventure waving hello to Jengo and Tortuga at the Doornbos Discovery Amphitheater. Then cruise the newly added Outer Tropics Trail and enjoy the festive scenes of Polar Paradise in the Forest of Uco. Then experience the Africa Trail and see the all NEW Wildlife Lantern Safari, featuring 66 animals — polar bears, mammoths, koalas, kangaroos and more!

Please Note: Dogs or other pets are not allowed inside your vehicle or the Zoo. All Cruise ZooLights tickets are subject to availability and date specific. Cruise ZooLights tickets are non-replaceable and non-refundable. Check the ZooLights calendar for Cruise dates.

Event Details

Cruise nights are closed to foot traffic.
See calendar for Cruise nights.

Time:

5:30-10:30 p.m.
Last vehicle must be in line at 9:30 p.m.

Members: 
$60 per car (restrictions apply | FAQS)

General: 
$75 per car (restrictions apply | FAQS)

Bulk (50+) Tickets:
$56 per car (restrictions apply | FAQS)

Advanced tickets required.

Rules of the Road

  • For guest safety, all tailgates, van/car doors and hatchbacks must remain closed at all times. Riding in the back of a pickup truck is not permitted.
  • Dogs or other pets are not allowed inside your vehicle or the Zoo.
  • Remain in your vehicle during the entire tour.
  • Please turn your headlights off and turn on your parking lights.
  • Pull your side-view mirrors in toward your vehicle.
  • Follow the guided route. The speed limit is a tortoise-like 4 mph.
  • Do not shine bright lights into animal habitats and please note that items such as laser pointers and flashlights are not allowed.
  • Loud noises are not permitted, including honking, music and yelling.
  • The Zoo is a smoke-free facility, including electronic cigarettes.
  • Keep everything in your car and when you leave Zoo grounds, properly dispose of your waste in a trashcan or recycle container.
  • Vehicle size must be no larger than a full-size long bed truck. Max vehicle specs are: 266″ L x 81″ W x 74″ H.

Know Before you Go!

  • Face coverings will be required for anyone in the vehicle who is interacting with a Zoo staff upon entry and throughout your cruise.
  • Tickets including food, beverage, souvenir gifts and photo options MUST be PRE-PURCHASED online.
  • Your barcoded ticket(s) will be required for entry. If you did not receive your barcoded ticket(s), please contact TeamCallCenter@phoenixzoo.org prior to your visit.  
  • Peak arrival times tend to be 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. with potential wait times of 30+ minutes to get inside the Zoo. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.
  • Restrooms are only available in the main parking lot. Be sure to go before you start your cruise.
  • Headlights will need to be turned off during your cruise. Please familiarize yourself with your vehicle’s light operations prior to your arrival.
  • Tune into 1680 AM radio station to play the ZooLights soundtrack in your car.
  • Dogs or other pets are not allowed inside your vehicle or the Zoo.
  • Remember there is no sitting/riding in the back of truck beds. 
  • Please check out our FAQ page!