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Wild Lights Live Shows (2024)

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Captivating performances occur nightly on the MetaZoo stage. Enjoy nightly shows featuring traditional Chinese performances including the amazing lightning-fast mask changes of Sichuan Opera, folk dances and unforgettable acrobatic acts.

You won’t want to miss this stunning variety of cultural performances that have been practiced and performed for hundreds of years.

Folk Dance

Chinese folk dances originated as parts of rituals to hope for a good harvest or hunt. These dances have been passed down from generation to generation, and today they are used to preserve the culture of ethnic minorities in China and tell ancient stories.

Face Changing

Face changing, or bian lian, is an ancient Chinese art that is part of Sichuan Opera performances. In plays, face changing is used to reveal the inner thoughts and feelings of the characters. Bian lian performers now dance to dramatic music and change their face masks almost instantaneously with the flash of a fan or the turning of their head.

Water Meteor

The water meteor is a traditional Chinese acrobatic show where bowls of water are tied to each end of a colored rope. While actors dance with the rope, the bowls fly around and the water does not spill.

Spacewalk

This show combines traditional acrobatic skills with modern technological elements. Acrobats will perform various thrilling stunts with the help of aerial ropes and supports.

Acrobatics

Acrobatics is an ancient art in China, dating back thousands of years. Today, skilled artists train for many years to be able to display amazing feats of balance, strength and agility. At the Wild Lights performances, guests will enjoy acrobatic acts such as hoop diving and juggling.

TICKET PRICES

Member Tickets starting from $16
Non-Member Tickets starting from $18
4 Pack Member Tickets starting at $60
(BEST VALUE!)
4 Pack Non-Member Tickets starting from $70
Limited Anytime Tickets at $26

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.
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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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