WWU Night at Zoolights

WWU Night at Zoolights Guest Starring Siesta the Sloth and Nigel the Porcupine


You, your family and your friends are invited to enjoy the glittering holiday magic of Zoolights. Enjoy a buffet dinner in our private room and a complimentary glass of beer or wine. Just for you, we will have two animal appearances—Nigel the Prehensile Porcupine and Siesta the Two-Toed Sloth!* And because the only chills we want you to experience are from the thrill of the lights, we will be serving hot chocolate throughout the evening.


  • 5:00 p.m. - Ticket Pick-up/Check-in (outside front gate)
  • 5:30 p.m. - Buffet Dinner
  • 6:30 p.m. - Animal Presentations
  • 7:00 p.m. - Dessert

Guests are welcome to come and go throughout the evening. The room will remain open until 9:00 p.m.

*these specific animals may not be able to appear, but these are the two we've booked. We know for sure there will be two, and they will be glorious guests. 

Various photos showing people enjoying Port Defiance Zoo Zoolights.

photo of Jeniene Bengtsson


I'm Jeniene Bengtsson, and I'm the Associate Director of Alumni & Constituent Relations, Western Engaged. Feel free to call me at 360-650-3353 or email jeniene.bengtsson@wwu.edu if you have any questions or comments. WWU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact me.

Saturday, December 7
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Adults (ages 19+)
WWU Alumni Association Members: $25 per person
Non-members: $30 per person

Young adults (ages 10-18): $15 per person
Youth (ages 3-9): $11per person

Ages two and under: Free

Ticket price includes zoo admission and buffet-style dinner.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
5400 N. Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA 98407