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Wildly Popular Wild Lights Returns Louisville Zoo (Media Release)

CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd
502-238-5331 (Media Cell 502-744-5639)

Tickets on Sale Now

The Louisville Zoo is happy to announce that the wildly popular Wild Lights sponsored by T-Mobile returns March 19 through May 30, 2021. Tickets are now on sale at

Guests can expect to see a new lineup of lanterns including more than 70 larger-than-life illuminated displays made of thousands of silk-covered pieces lit by over 50,000 LED lightbulbs.

Wild Lights will include zoo animals, marine animals, dinosaurs and mythical animals. Interactive and photo opportunity displays include a pumpkin carriage, angel wings and lit walking stars along with a bubbling lotus corridor, a tyrannosaurus tunnel and a 49-foot animatronic whale.

Wild Lights is in partnership with Tianyu Arts & Culture, an international event design company. Tianyu has produced 42 lantern events in 24 cities welcoming over 3 million visitors.

The event is wheelchair and stroller friendly on a paved path. The festival will take place 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday nights from March 19 – May 30 and daily March 24 – April 4.

Louisville Zoo members can purchase tickets in advance online (until 5 p.m. day of the event) for $17 per guest age 3 and over.   Non-members can purchase general admission tickets in advance online (until 5 p.m. day of the event) for $20 for guests age 3 and over. Children 2 and under are free.  Family Four-Pack tickets are available for $54 for members and $60 for non-members in advance online only; Family Four-Pack ticket buyers must enter the event together. There is a $6 parking fee that will be added to all online ticket purchases. For more information, visit

Additional support by Ford Motor Company and Bob Ray Company.


The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).