• Two reindeer
    Wave to visiting reindeer in the East Garden...
  • Child getting snow leopard face painting
    Get a festive facepaint look...
  • Magician in blue suit holding bandana
    Marvel at a magic show...
  • Child decorating cookie with icing and sprinkles
    Decorate a holiday cookie...
  • Children playing in indoor falling snow
    ...dance under falling snow, and more!

Welcome Winter Night
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
6:30-9:30 pm (6:00 pm early entry for members!)

Adult 18+: $49.99 ($24.99 members)
Youth 3-17: $24.99 ($14.99 members)
Youth 2 and under: Free
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Kick off the winter season with the Academy’s evening event for science fans of all ages! See what our animals get up to after hours and enjoy special themed activities like live reindeer viewing, cookie decorating, magic shows, and more. Whether you’re a curious child or adult, our holiday event promises to inspire and create cherished memories for all. 

Frosty festivities

Biologists feeding Madagascar penguins in enclosure

We have a flurry of fun activities that are sure to warm your heart:

  • Dash and dance through your favorite exhibits and view live reindeer
  • Decorate holiday cookies and create your own unique snowflake craft
  • Get a delightful glow-up from face-painting artists
  • Be dazzled by winterful magic shows
  • Meet an Academy penguin biologist and learn how they care for our penguin colony
  • Sit back and stargaze during a planetarium show and enjoy specialty menu items in our Café
  • And more!

Academy member perks

Woman in audience holding child in lap and pointing
  • Discounted adult and youth tickets
  • Early event entry at 6:00 pm
  • Members-only lounge access
  • And more!

Not a member yet? Join today!