March 19 – May 30, 2021; Wednesday – Sunday
March 24 – April 4, 2021; Daily
The fun starts at 6:30 p.m.
Masks and advance online ticket required.
In Partnership with Tianyu Arts & Culture
Glow wild! Back by popular demand, Wild Lights sponsored by T-Mobile 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.
This year, experience more than 70 NEW lantern displays artfully placed throughout the 1.4-mile paved walkway throughout the Zoo’s 130- acre park. We invite you to travel back in time with us to walk alongside prehistoric dinosaurs but, beware — there’s a hungry T-Rex ready and waiting to thrill and delight you!
Dive in and experience dazzling ocean scenes including a magnificent swimming whale, playful sea turtles, and scurrying crabs. Dramatic archways illuminate the way on a magical journey past colorful peacocks, slithering serpents, and even a lion family glowing with pride. Kids (or kids at heart) can become part of the magic while leaping from star to star creating their own cosmic tunes, or stepping inside a larger-than-life kaleidoscope for some whirling, twirling fun. The wonder of Wild Lights sponsored by T-Mobile 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. A parking fee of $6 is applied to all orders.
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. Masks are required for all guests age 5 and over.
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 an array of tantalizing Asian flavors as you walk the lantern-lined paths of the Zoo. From savory to sweet, our fusion food draws on flavors from China, Vietnam and beyond. Adults 21+ can enjoy a refreshing cocktail or beer, inspired by Asian fruits and spices.|
WILD LIGHTS KEEPSAKES
|Check out the Zoo’s fun light-up masks and other Zoo and lantern festival swag on our webstore. Don’t forget to stop by our Main Plaza Gift Shop for even more glow swag when you visit the Zoo!|
|Enjoy highlights from the 2020 Wild Lights Asian Lantern Festival!|
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