Moorpark Zoo | Wild Lights and Ocean Nights | Full Event 2023

By theFUNnelCakeBlog | Nov 23, 2023

Sea the Sights at Wild Lights & Ocean Nights

6pm to 8:30pm

Rain or Shine 

November Dates

Wednesday, November 22nd

Friday, November 24th

Saturday, November 25th

December Dates

Friday, December 1st 

Saturday, December 2nd

Sunday, December 3rd

Friday, December 8th

Saturday, December 9th

Sunday, December 10th

Friday, December 15th

Saturday, December 16th

Sunday, December 17th

Tuesday, December 19th

Wednesday, December 20th

Thursday, December 21st

Friday, December 22nd

Saturday, December 23rd

Tuesday, December 26th

Wednesday, December 27th

Thursday, December 28th


Adult (13+) $17 ✨ Children (3-12) $14 ✨ Seniors $14

Members $3 off ✨ Value Nights: $12

Value Nights: November 22nd, December 1st, December 3rd, December 10th, December 27th

Check out our theme nights below!

About the Event

This year we are glowing EVERYWHERE! Make unforgettable holiday memories as you explore the wild wonderland of light under the stars at The Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College.

Embark on a selfguided, 45-minute expedition throughout the Zoo, where you'll encounter dynamic light displays, immersive interactive attractions, pictureperfect moments, and a touch of seasonal enchantment.

Dive 'Under the Sea' at Rajah's Retreat and venture into the 'Illuminated Jungle,' featuring a captivating 'Glow in the Dark Garden.' Your journey commences with a warm welcome from Santa's Workshop and a magnificent 12foottall Holiday Tree.

Don't forget to catch a glimpse of Ira the Lion, who may be either roaring or snoring under his resplendent 'Canopy of Lights,' which shines even brighter and bigger this year 

❄️ New this year - Visit with SANTA! December 3rd, December 10th & December 17th


Parking is free. There is a lot adjacent to the Zoo entrance as well as more spaces available just a short walk in Lot 22.


Advanced tickets are recommended. Tickets may be purchased at the gate, a debit or credit card is required to purchase tickets. No cash.

Please call if you need to reschedule your ticket.

Last Entry is at 7:45pm

Please Note:

This is not an animal centered event, some of our animals enjoy the lights and some just sleep through the night.

Theme Nights!

Family in matching PJs

Every Saturday!

Holiday Pajama Jam

Snuggle Up and Sparkle On

Ugly Sweater Close Up with Wreaths

December 22nd & 23rd

Ugly Sweater Party

Unleash Your Tackiest Threads, celebrate the worst of the worst sweaters.

December 3rd, 10th & 17th

Visit with Santa!

Create magical memories: your Holiday Magic Awaits!


7075 Campus Rd.

Moorpark, CA 93021

Open to the Public

Weekends 11am - 4:30pm