If you haven’t experienced the Zoo Lights at the Topeka Zoo, this is a must-do for the holiday season!

Walk around the zoo and experience twinkling lights, dazzling displays, festive activities, and a visit with Santa Claus! This tradition, now in its fourth season, runs mid November through end of December.


November 17 – December 30
Sunday-Thursday from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. (premier nights)

*Thanksgiving and Christmas, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Topeka Zoo
635 SW Gage Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66606

Admission Price

Children under 12: $9
Adults: $12 (premier nights: $14)
Seniors: $9

*Topeka Zoo members receive $2 discount.
Reciprocal memberships do not receive discounts.

Special Igloo Experience at Zoo Lights

Whether celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or having a night out with friends, the Zoo Igloos provide a cozy, secluded space to enjoy this Winter Wonderland all evening long. Elevate your experience with a private igloo with food and beverage add-on options including Prosecco, hot chocolate with toppings, wine, hot toddy’s and more! Charcuterie boxes and s’mores packages available as well.

Dreamnight at Zoo Lights

The Topeka Zoo is proud to bring back “Dreamnight” this year on November 20. Dream Night allows individuals with special health needs the opportunity to visit the zoo with their families and provides an environment where they can feel more comfortable to enjoy the lights and other special activities at their own pace in a safe, yet fun setting.

Buy tickets here.

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Sarah is owner of Manhattan Moms and is passionate about encouraging and connecting moms - we weren't meant to do this alone! She grew up in Manhattan graduated from Manhattan High and K-State, worked for newspapers and for several marketing departments, and eventually got her master's in public administration. Sarah and her husband, Shea, have four kids - Henry (12), Clark (9), Lucy (7) and Caroline (1). She enjoys reading historical fiction, beating her kids at board games and traveling as often as possible.


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