The Alaska Zoo

Huffman / O' Malley

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Customer Reviews

403 Ratings

The Zoo Lights was a great experience for the whole family. It got us all outdoors and kept the young ones engaged.
Brenda M. · February 9, 2017
We really enjoyed all the beautiful lights and seeing so many animals out at night. I bought the Groupon and we took friends that had never experienced the zoo lights before. They were impressed and plan to take their grandkids this coming holiday season.
Bonnie L. · March 31, 2016
Always a fun night at the Alaska Zoo Lights! Animals seem very excited to have people coming through at night. My grandson (6 1/2) enjoyed the tour tot he max!!! Throughly recommend.
Karen B. · March 10, 2016

What You'll Get

The Deal

  • $16 for a Zoo Lights holiday display for four ($32 value)

From Friday, November 27 through Sunday, January 31—and again for the month of February—Zoo Lights casts the zoo’s habitats and walkways in a festive glow. Animals emerge in their winter coats and snow pants to join visitors in inspecting holiday-themed displays, many of which spring to life through animation and music. As guests walk under canopies of string lights, they watch glowing orcas dive through the trees, brightly lit wolves and polar bears play hockey together, and tableaus of animals sing Christmas carols.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 7, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Not valid on 12/25. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About The Alaska Zoo

In the late 1960s, Anchorage's grocers held a contest to see who could sell the most toilet paper. One of two first-place prizes was $3,000, but the victor chose the other—a baby Asian elephant. He quickly realized he couldn't take care of her, so he put her up in the heated barn of local horse rancher Sammye Seawell. Sammye fell so in love with this small pachyderm that she began housing other abandoned creatures—enough to fill a zoo. More than 40 years later, The Alaska Zoo's keepers and veterenarians continue this simple but powerful mission: to rescue orphaned, injured, and captive-born animals of the Arctic, sub-Arctic, and similar regions.

Today, the zoo’s habitats house more than 110 animals from 53 cold-loving species. In semiaquatic zones, polar bears nap, harbor seals swim, and river otters attempt to solve calculus equations. In terrestrial environments, amur tigers play with a ball attached to a zipline, and black bears lounge in a hammock made from recycled fire hoses. Other habitats house residents such as snow leopards, reindeer, and wolves.

In addition to caring for these animals, staffers conduct Iditarod-focused educational events in March and use animal-themed light displays to celebrate both the summer solstice and approaching winter holidays. They also raise awareness for wildlife through educational programs, such as seasonal adventure camps and zookeeper shadowing, and join in conservation efforts, such as serving as ambassadors for Polar Bears International and the Toupees for Bald Eagles Project.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.