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America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College Sparks Cheer with "Wild Lights & Disco Nights"
Evenings under the stars feature a twinkling disco ball forest and an interactive light wall
By: The Ventura County Community College District
For the first time in its 50-year history, the Zoo will be open to the public at night. "This will be visitors' first opportunity to see animals in the dark, and for them to see you," said Mara Rodriguez, zoo development coordinator. "It's a festive event that is also educational. Will you look into the green eyes of a tiger? Does Ira the Lion sleep at night or play?" Attendees can bop to '80s dance music and holiday tunes in the Zoo's "Artic Vibes" area that features an interactive light wall that responds to the music's beat and dancers' moves.
"Creating a safe outdoor holiday experience for guests of all ages was actually a fun task for our staff after such an unpredictable couple of years," said Zoo Operations Supervisor Alisa Behar. "There will not be a brighter hilltop in all of the area--I can assure you of that!"
"Wild Lights & Disco Nights" festivities also include:
Events take place Nov. 24, 26, 27 and Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17-19, 21-23 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Zoo, located on the Moorpark College campus, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. The Zoo will offer value nights, with reduced ticket prices on Nov. 28 and Dec. 5, 16 and 20. Last entry time for all evenings is 7:45 p.m.
Advanced ticket purchases are recommended. Tickets are $8 to $11 and are available at https://zoo.moorparkcollege.edu/
"Wild Lights & Disco Nights" attendees must follow COVID-19 safety protocols, and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Events will occur rain or shine.