Monday, December 4, 2023
5:30 - 10:30 p.m.

During this special evening you can expect the same great ZooLights experience with some modifications to make it more sensory friendly, including smaller crowds , quieter music, reduced flashing lights and more.

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What to expect:

  • Smaller crowds due to limited ticket availability.
  • A quieter music volume throughout the experience.
  • Sensory Stations will be available throughout the experience.
  • A photo op with Santa*
  • Take home a memento from your special evening.
  • Sensory bags available for checkout in the main plaza.
  • Camel Rides open
    • $7 Members | $8 General
  • Endangered Species Carousel open (music level will be turned down)
    • $2 Members | $3 General
  • Surviving the Holidays Animal Presentation at Doornbos Discovery Amphitheater
    • 7:30 p.m.
    • 8:30 p.m.

*Separate Fee (Pre-Purchase Only)

Holiday Gifts & Toys

Take home a memento from your special evening at Sensory Zoolights by visiting the Plaza Marketplace gift shop!

Photos with Santa

Celebrate the holidays and have your photo taken with Santa. (Santa has experience with sensory friendly events. fees apply)

Kettle Corn & Hot Cocoa

Indulge in your favorite holiday treats including kettle corn and hot cocoa. These are must-haves as you experience ZooLights!

Thank You to Our Sensory Friendly ZooLights Sponsors

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For more information, contact Christine Boisen at or 602.286.3833.

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