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Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights – Canceled 12/11

WEATHER UPDATE: Due to the forecasted inclement weather, Elmwood Park Zoo’s Wild Lights event on Saturday, December 11, 2021 is canceled. If you purchased tickets, check your email for more details. Please direct any questions to zoo@elmwoodparkzoo.org

 

 

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!  Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

 

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

*All guests, including Yearly Members must purchase tickets to attend Wild Lights.

 

Wild Lights operates on select days from 5 pm to 9 pm, November 19 through December 30. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 5 pm. The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Wild Lights is held rain or shine.

Who’s Who at the Zoo: Painter Dave

The zoo has kept painter and artist David Michener very busy over the last few years. From his naturalistic vistas in select animal exhibits to the massive animal mural that over looks the extended parking lot, David has been positively transforming Elmwood Park Zoo, one brush stroke at a time.

“I always had it in me,” David says when describing his artistic ability. He recalls the lessons his grandmother, herself an established artist, would give him as a young boy. He put his developing talent to use early on, selling sketches of Batman for a penny each to his fellow schoolmates at lunch.   

David describes the creative ideas he often receives as “flashes” in his head. He says he was overjoyed to be able to apply his creativity to his work at the zoo, which began four years ago with a mural he painted for the interior of the squirrel monkey exhibit. 

Since then, David has painted murals for the other primate exhibits, as well as the gorgeous sunset that adorns the walls of the African straw-colored fruit bat enclosure. He also is responsible for the cougar exhibit and the vibrant artwork inside the zoo’s administrative conference room. 

David Michener in action

He admits that his most challenging work to this point has been the rock walls in the red panda enclosure. David mixed over one ton of concrete and sand and then painstakingly laid it over wire mesh to create the facade that resembles the rocky Himalayan landscape of the panda’s natural habitat.

We couldn’t help but ask what he’s got in mind for the zoo next. “I’m very excited for the future,” is all he’ll say. As the zoo continues to grow and develop, you can expect to see more of David Michener’s art beautifying spaces and adding dimension to exhibits. 

Written by Shaun Rogers