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The Zoo in Forest Park, Zoo Night at Bright Nights
December 7, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 14, 2022
We invite you to join us at The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center on Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for some festive fun during your Bright Nights experience.
Zoo Night at Bright Nights offers visitors to Bright Nights a chance to stop by The Zoo and visit with some of the animals they’ve been missing. The front half of The Zoo will be open and decorated with lights. Free hot cider and special friends will be waiting for you in the barn, grain cones to feed the hoofstock can be purchased in the ticket booth, and Irwin and Corwin (our Elf on the Shelf and Mensch on a Bench) wonder if you can spot them hiding around The Zoo for a chance to win a prize or two.
$5 – Adult non-members
$3 – Adult members
Free – Children 12 and under
Free – Military families with active ID
*Admission to Zoo Nights is in addition to the cost to enter Bright Nights. Ticket sales end at 7:30 p.m.
The Zoo is not affiliated with the Spirit of Springfield or Bright Nights. Zoo Night at Bright Nights is an add-on experience for those attending Bright Nights on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, and the cost of admission is in addition to the cost, per vehicle, to enter Bright Nights. Tickets to Bright Nights must be purchased in advance at www.brightnights.org. Once inside Bright Nights, those who want to spend some time visiting the animals will pay the price above at the front gate of The Zoo.