Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium has given us an extra chance to catch that cool illuminated eagle swooping down to catch a salmon and bring it back to the youngsters in the aerie. Also the giant tiger, the Narrows bridges, hopping joeys, skating penguins and all the other delights of ZooLights.
Metro Parks announced that “ZooLights will remain open until Jan. 4, as scheduled, and will reopen again Friday, Jan. 9 through Sunday, Jan. 11, to give snow-bound families one more chance to enjoy the lights.”
Don’t forget to bring your old holiday lights for Metro Parks to recycle as a fund-raiser. Jessica Lam of Federal Way came up with the idea, which has the added benefit of keeping those strands out of landfills. You can also drop the lights off at Tacoma Nature Center, Metro Parks HQ and all of its community and resource centers.
Hours for ZooLights are 5 to 9 p.m., and admission is $7 at the gate and the pdza.org Web site. The best deal is the $5.50 ticket at Bartell’s Drugs.