Lux Korkeasaari ENG

LUX Korkeasaari



Lux Korkeasaari, a satellite event for the renowned and beloved Lux Helsinki light art festival, lights up the zoo during the darkest days of the year: 26.12.2022 – 8.1.2023. At the same time it brings light to the future of the endangered snow leopards: one euro per purchased ticket or an annual card visit will be donated towards conserving snow leopards in the wild.


Normal ticket prices and annual cards are valid during the event. During Lux Korkeasaari the zoo is open from 10 to 19 o’clock. Last entrance is an hour before closing time.

Route and installations

Coming soon!

Arriving to the Zoo

Local Helsinki region bus no. 16 from and to the Central Railway Station (Rautatientori) runs all year round three times an hour. Travel time is 20–25 minutes. AB-region public transport tickets are valid for the bus. Notice that there is no ticket machine nor a cash machine at the zoo; please have a valid return ticket before visiting, or download the HSL mobile app for ticket purcase.

Kalasatama metro station is about 15 minutes (1 km) away by foot from the zoo gate at Mustikkamaa. The metro runs every 2,5 to 5 minutes. Exit the metro station or REDI shopping mall to Leonkatu. AB-region public transport tickets are valid for the metro.

We recommend using public transport.
When arriving to the Zoo by car, you should leave your car in the parking garage of the Redi shopping centre where Korkeasaari visitors may park their car for the duration of their entire zoo visit for only 3 €. This discount is accessible with a refund slip that you ask for at the Zoo’s ticket booth during your visit. Those using the Taskuparkki parking app must deactivate camera identification before driving into the parking garage, otherwise the app will charge the regular price for parking. From the Redi shopping centre there is a 10-minute walk to Korkeasaari Zoo’s ticket booth. Parking outside of the parking lot in Mustikkamaa is forbidden, as it will block the bus and emergency vehicle routes.

Enjoy your visit and respect the zoo etiquette

Please stay on the route 
During daytime the whole zoo is open, but when it gets dark, please stay on the route as the rocky terrain can be dangerous in the dark.

Respect the animals
Animals have sensitive eyes, so do not use flashlights and do not take photos with flash. Drones are also not allowed.
Some animals seek shelter at night and may be out of sight after sunset. If you wish the see the animals and then stay to enjoy the lights, come latest at 2 pm.

Do not feed or disturb the animals, cross the fences, knock on the windows or put your fingers in the enclosures. Pets are not allowed at the zoo.

Do you need help?
For lost property inquiries please contact the zoo ticket office at number +358 50 3525989. The same number is also the zoos emergency and customer service number. First aid is at the ticket office.



Korkeasaari Zoo reserves the right to schedule, price and program changes.