Lights FAQ

Is the Zoo open during the day?
The Zoo is not open during the daytime. Admission gates open daily at 3 p.m. for Lights.

How can I view the animals?
We advise guests interested in viewing the animals to make reservations for a 3 p.m. arrival time so to maximize your animal viewing time before it gets dark. Once it gets dark, most animals cannot be viewed in their outdoor exhibits.

Which buildings are open during Lights and what times do they close?
Arctic Encounter, Wolf Cabin, Reptile House, ProMedica Museum of Natural History and Aquarium are open at 3 p.m. until the Zoo closes at 9 p.m. with the exception of the ProMedica Museum of Natural History (last entry 8 p.m.)

Do I need to make a reservation for Lights even if I have a membership?
Reservations are required to visit Lights for both Toledo Zoo members and non-members. Reservations help us control the capacity inside the park and will help prevent line up of vehicles in to our parking lot on busy days.