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Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo
May 19, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 5, 2022
One event on April 4, 2022 at 6:30 pm
One event on April 6, 2022 at 6:30 pm
One event on April 7, 2022 at 6:30 pm
One event on April 5, 2022 at 6:30 pm
March 18 – June 5, 2022; Thursdays – Sundays*
* Open nightly April 4 – 6 for spring break
The fun starts at 6:30 p.m.
Advance online ticket required.
This is an outdoor event. Please follow CDC mask guidelines in accordance with your personal health and vaccination status.
GLOW WILD! Back by popular demand, Wild Lights is returning to illuminate the Louisville Zoo!
See the Zoo in a whole new light as you enjoy one of the largest lantern festivals in the nation featuring thousands of handcrafted silk-covered lanterns aglow with more than 50,000 LED light bulbs.
Embark on a journey to the far east as you stroll alongside dramatic cultural displays celebrating the rich heritage and craftsmanship of lantern artisans. Dramatic archways illuminate the way on a magical journey past colorful peacocks, slithering serpents, and a beautiful African savanna. Majestic butterflies beckon you into a world of larger-than-life insects and animals from all around the world. Kids (or kids at heart) can become part of the magic while swaying on our glowing moonlight swings or stepping inside a gigantic kaleidoscope for some whirling, twirling fun. The wonder of Wild Lights is sure to create glowing smiles and bright memories for guests of all ages.
RESERVE TICKETS BELOW
|Advance tickets are required and are valid for the date and time listed on the ticket only. Be sure to apply the $6 parking fee to your order, otherwise you will be charged at the Zoo’s admission windows.
If you are a current Zoo member, prices will reflect your discount upon validation of your membership details in the cart/at checkout. Please do not purchase regular priced tickets covered by your membership. If you are having trouble with your purchase please call (502) 459-2287 or email ZooMembership@louisvilleky.gov.
Wild Lights is a rain or shine event. No refunds, rain checks or exchanges are available for this important fundraiser. When purchasing tickets online, make sure your email is correct to receive your tickets. Some lanterns feature flashing lights that may cause seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
|What to expect when you arrive at the festival, information about tickets, lanterns and answers to all your frequently asked questions.|
FOOD & BEVERAGES
|This year, enjoy a few tantalizing Asian specialties as you walk the lantern-lined paths of the Zoo. Adults 21+ can also enjoy a refreshing cocktail or beer, inspired by Asian fruits and spices. Additional Cost. Food locations and availability are subject to change.|
|Captivating performances return nightly at the MetaZoo stage. Enjoy nightly shows featuring traditional Chinese performances including the amazing lightning-fast mask changes of Sichuan Opera, traditional Chinese folk dances, and unforgettable acrobatic acts like unicycle balancing, hula hoop, and Diabolo or “Kongzhu” (Chinese yo-yo). You won’t want to miss this stunning variety of cultural performances that have been practiced and performed for hundreds of years.
RETROSPECTIVE & SNEAK PREVIEW
|As we wait for the new lanterns to arrive from China, take a stroll through some of our previous favorites.
Also included in the video is a sneak preview of what you can expect to see in 2022!