“Wild Lights” at the Detroit Zoo shine brightly this winter

The “Wild Lights” are back at the Detroit Zoo. For the ninth year in a row, the illuminated outdoor experience began last month and is planning to stay open until Jan. 9, 2022. The 1.1 mile trail is lit up by LED lights over trees, buildings, and sculptures. There are over 280 sculptures mounted throughout the zoo.

"Wild Lights" path at the Detroit Zoo photo by Lillian Grantham "Wild Lights" path at the Detroit Zoo photo by Lillian Grantham

"Wild Lights" dolphins at the Detroit Zoo photo by Lillian Grantham "Wild Lights" dolphins at the Detroit Zoo photo by Lillian Grantham

"Wild Lights" fountain at the Detroit Zoo photo by Lillian Grantham "Wild Lights" fountain at the Detroit Zoo photo by Lillian Grantham

"Wild Lights" praying mantis at the Detroit Zoo photo by Lillian Grantham "Wild Lights" praying mantis at the Detroit Zoo photo by Lillian Grantham

"Wild Lights" tunnel at the Detroit Zoo photo by Lillian Grantham "Wild Lights" tunnel at the Detroit Zoo photo by Lillian Grantham

"Wild Lights" at the Detroit Zoo photo by Lillian Grantham "Wild Lights" at the Detroit Zoo photo by Lillian Grantham

The Detroit Zoo will also be showcasing The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. The exhibition is making its North American debut in Detroit, and is being held in the zoo’s Ford Education Center building. Dozens of natural wildlife photographs are on display on the second floor of the building. Admission is included with the purchase of a “Wild Lights” ticket.

The Detroit Zoo is located at 8450 Ten Mile Road in Royal Oak. Make a reservation online at: wildlights.detroitzoo.org.

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