Wild Lights 2024

Our popular lantern festival is back and brighter than ever!

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Dive deep and celebrate the vibrant colors of the coral reefs, see nature come to life with interactive moving displays and explore ancient Chinese myths and legends, including magnificent dragons and a breathtaking phoenix tunnel. The festival includes all-new illuminated archways and larger-than-life displays allowing you to become part of the magic.  The wonder of Wild Lights is sure to create glowing smiles and bright memories for all.  We’ll see YOU at sundown at the Louisville Zoo!

EXTENDED THRU JUNE 16
(Thursdays – Sundays)
Gates open at 7 p.m. — Last entry at 10 p.m. — Must exit by 11 p.m.

TICKET PRICES

Non-Member
(Adult/Child & Senior)
Zoo Member
(Adult/Child & Senior)
Non-Member
4-Pack
Zoo Member
4-Pack
Parking
Any Day Anytime
Thursday – Sunday
$26/$26$26/$26N/AN/A$7
Friday & Saturday: Pick Arrival Time$23 / $19$21 / $17$70$60$7
Thursday & Sunday: Arrive Anytime$22 / $18
$20 / $16$70$60$7

Discounted tickets for Active Duty Military Personnel are available at the ticket windows all nights of the event.  Discount is limited to either 3 single tickets ($18 each) or one family four pack ($65) plus parking ($7).

MEMBER TICKETS

NON-MEMBER TICKETS

  • All guests, including members, must pay a $7 parking fee.
  • Wild Lights is a rain or shine event.
  • No refunds, rain checks or exchanges are available for this important fundraiser.
  • Thursday and Sunday tickets are valid for entry anytime from 7 – 10 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday tickets require a timed entry window, selected after choosing your date.
  • Wild Lights features elements that can be photosensitive. Guests who are prone to seizures or have light sensitivity should be aware.
  • Animals will not typically be on exhibit in the evenings so they can rest and maintain their regular schedule.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Glowing archway with phoenix
What to expect when you arrive at the festival, information about tickets, lanterns and answers to all your frequently asked questions.

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LIVE SHOWS

Feature Chinese Performer
Captivating performances occur nightly on the MetaZoo stage. Enjoy shows featuring traditional Chinese performances.

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FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Specialty food and beverage selections
Enjoy NEW specialty food and beverage selections alongside some of your favorite Zoo treats as you stroll through the festival.

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NEW PHOTO CONTEST

Photo of octopus area at Wild Lights in 2024
To celebrate National Photo Month, the Louisville Zoo is inviting all photographers to share their best Wild Lights lantern pics! To enter, simply post your best photo(s) each week in the comments of our Facebook posts calling for submissions.

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Wild Lights hosted by the Louisville Zoo (Wild Lights logo)

In Partnership With

Wild Lights sponsored by Tiny Art & Culture) (Tianyu Art and Culture logo)

 

Sponsored by

 

Wild Lights presented by Meijer (Meijer logo)

Wild Lights sponsored by Great Clips (Great Clips logo)

Wild Lights sponsored by Bob Ray Company (Bob Ray Company logo)

Wild Lights sponsored by LG&E with KU (LG&E with KU logo)

Wild Lights sponsored by City of Louisville (logo - City of Louisville, Jefferson County, 1778, 1778, with Fleur de Lea in blue, gold colors, Councilman Pat Mulvihill and District 10 residents)

Wild Lights sponsored by the Weber Group (logo of Weber Group)

Wild Lights sponsored by Republic Bank, RepublicBank.com, Member FDIC (logo for Republic Bank, RepublicBank.com, Member FDIC)

Wild Lights sponsored by Asia Institute / Crane House (Logo - Asia Institute / Crane House)

PURCHASE TICKETS

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