Glow Wild Lantern Festival

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

From Sep 14 to Dec 02, 2023
Event times range between 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Journey through a wonderland of illuminated larger-than-life lanterns inspired by our wild world.

This amazing festival will culminate a year of festivities celebrating the Zoo’s 100th birthday and will be held every Thursday - Sunday from September 14- December 2. The festival will showcase more than 50 large-scale illuminated displays, featuring hundreds of beautiful individual and interactive lanterns.

Spanning the width and breadth of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo’s 30 acres, guests are invited to walk through glowing corridors. Displays of flora and fauna will light up the night sky, dazzling guests of all ages! The Glow Wild Lantern Festival is designed for everyone to enjoy!

Contact Name: Lisa Clair

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Contact Phone: (203) 394-6565

NOTE: We do our best to ensure all information is accurate, however it's a good idea to visit the website or call the venue to verify the information.


Ticket Information

The festival will run from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Timed tickets should be purchased online in advance, offered in half hour increments. A small number of tickets may be available at the door, depending upon Zoo capacity. ​Adult tickets (ages 12 +) are $22, and Children (11 and under) are $20. Children under three and adults over 75 are free. Wheelchairs and strollers will be available to rent. Food will not be available for purchase.

(203) 394-6565



Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Aven
Bridgeport, CT 06601

Map and directions

Parking Info

Free of charge.

Accessibility Info

  • wheelchair-access

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