U.S. Bank Wild Lights transforms the Saint Louis Zoo into a winter wildland! Photo by Michael Jacob/Saint Louis Zoo.Nov 23
- Dec 30,
2012St. Louis Zoo, MO314-781-0900
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 7, 2012
Saint Louis Zoo, (314) 781-0900
Susan Gallagher, 314/646-4633
Christy Childs, 314/646-4639
Joanna Bender, 314/646-4703
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE THIS HOLIDAY AT THE SAINT LOUIS ZOO!
Walk on the wild side as you wander through the Saint Louis Zoo’s dazzling winter wildland, enjoying thousands of colorful lights and seasonal sounds at U.S. Bank Wild Lights. The exhibit is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, November 23 to December 23, and nightly December 26 to 30, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
You’ll be enchanted by whimsical light displays, including a snowflake flurry walk, the beautiful swan lake, poppin’ prairie dogs, an illuminated penguin colony, a fantasy butterfly garden and charming gingerbread village, flamboyant flamingos, numerous trees ablaze in lights and much more.
Step into the sub-Antarctic, and go nose-to-beak with your waddling friends at Penguin & Puffin Coast. Then, warm up in the tropics of the Monsanto Insectarium, where you’ll see colorful insects from around the world.
Gather ‘round the fire to fluff your fur, warm your paws, and perk up your listening ears as you hear captivating animal stories by theatrical interpreters.
Climb aboard your favorite animal on the Mary Ann Lee Conservation Carousel ($3). Slide along with “Happy Feet” at the 4D motion simulator ($3).
Take a detour to Lakeside Cafe for dinner or snacks and hot chocolate. While listening to holiday music, kids can make a holiday craft to take home. On select nights, hear live performances by local choirs.
Shop for a variety of unique gift ideas at Zoo gift shops and receive a 10 percent discount on any purchase; Zoo Friends members receive a 20 percent discount.
Admission to Wild Lights is $5 per person; $4 for Zoo members (no passes). Children under 2 are free. Reservations are not required. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.stlzoo.org/wildlights or by calling (314) 646-4771.
Groups of 15 or more may receive a group rate of $4 per person by calling in advance. To order group tickets, call (314) 646-4718 or email FSgroupsales@stlzoo.org.
Parking will be available for free on the South Lot on Wells Drive near Highway 40. Enter the event through the South Entrance. The Living World North Entrance and North Parking Lot will not be open for this event.
For more information, visit www.stlzoo.org and www.facebook.com/stlzoo, or call (314) 781-0900.
Wild Lights is sponsored by U.S. Bank, North Star Frozen Treats, Prairie Farms and Build-A-Bear Workshop® at the Zoo. Media support is provided by Fresh 102.5.