“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

This is a repeating event


27dec5:00 pm8:00 pmZooluminate

Event Details

This Winter, prepare to experience Dartmoor Zoo in a way you’ve never seen us before!

Presenting: Zooluminate (9/12 – 2/1)

A series of beautiful light installations (from JHAV, the incredible team that brought you The Atlantic Project and Illuminate Festival of Light), which bring the zoo to life after dark in the most enchanting way possible.

There are stunning installation spaces the entire way around our site, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities for those selfies, plus – some of our enclosures are going to be illuminated, so you might even get the chance to see our animals all snuggled up for the night.

We can’t guarantee the animals will be outside of their cosy homes, but the lights have been specifically researched and chosen to illuminate without causing any harm or disruption, so if they’re outside, you should be able to capture some wonderful evening photos of our very happy animals.

Admission is from 5pm until 8pm, or to take full advantage of the entire zoo experience, purchase a full admission Day & Night ticket (12pm – 8pm)!

Please note this event does not take place on 24/12, 25/12 and 26/12 when our site is closed.

DZS Membership price:

DZS Member – free (no need to pre-book, simply turn up on the day/night of your choice with your membership card).


(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-11:00)