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Christmas in July

July 21 – 22

7 – 11 p.m., with last gate admission at 10 p.m.

It’s a slice of Lights WAY Before Christmas… (Not the whole electrical spectacle though!) Stroll through a section of lights on the Zoo’s South Side, while listening to holiday tunes. Play glow in the dark mini golf, make some festive crafts and more! The ProMedica Museum of Natural History, Aquarium, Reptile House, splash pad, carousel and Nancy L. & Martin Davidson Barnyard will also be open for visitors.

Visit with Santa
7 – 9:30 p.m.

Character Meet & Greets with Laurel’s Princess Parties, LLC.
Elsa, Ana & Spiderman, 7 – 10 p.m.

Zoo members receive free admission for those covered under the membership.

Christmas in July weekend continues on Sunday, July 23 with a Velvet Jones concert, as part of the Music under the Stars series. This outdoor concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Zoo’s historic Amphitheatre and is free to the public. Enjoy a performance with DC Taylor-Acoustic Duo in our Main Plaza, as you stroll through the lights, when the gates open at 6 p.m. The park closing at 10 p.m.

Please note on Sunday you are welcome to enjoy the south side lights and musical performances, but buildings and exhibits are closed. Aquarium restrooms are open and concessions are available for purchase.

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Non-member Adults


Non-member Children (2-11)


Under 2 are free

Non-member Seniors (60+)


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