The zoo trains are running on a new route for ZooLights. The first train leaves at 5 p.m. every ZooLights night, with trains departing approximately every 15 minutes. This year, ZooLights passengers will see the zoo in a whole new light: the new zoo loop train route circles an elevated trestle through areas of the zoo that have never been lighted before. ZooLights excursions run through the holidays, Nov. 27 through Jan. 4.
Zoo visitors will enjoy the new daytime zoo loop with views into the new Condor habitat and Elephant Lands north habitat. Daily runs begin in late spring and end in fall, weather permitting. Trains will not run to Washington Park International Test Gardens in 2015. The route is being assessed for repairs and further information will be available in the summer regarding the continuation of service.