Aug 21 2020
Nov 01 2020
Franklin Park Zoo to Light Up the Night with “Bo...

Franklin Park Zoo to Light Up the Night with “Bo...

Presented by Franklin Park Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo

Later this summer, visitors to Franklin Park Zoo will enjoy a memorable evening experience with hundreds of luminous, beautifully crafted large-scale lanterns. When Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience, presented by National Grid, debuts on August 21, it will be the first of its kind in New England.

Spanning the 72 acres of Franklin Park Zoo, Boston Lights will impress visitors of all ages with more than 50 large scale displays comprised of hundreds of colorful lanterns. Featuring stunning, dramatic entrance arches, a walk-through 66-foot-long shark tunnel, a 26-foot-tall giant panda, a 197-foot-long dragon, whimsical ocean scenes, vibrant flowers, traditional Asian lantern scenes and much more, the whole experience is sure to dazzle and delight.

Boston Lights will also shine a light on the importance of conserving the incredible biodiversity on our planet. From snow leopards to Panamanian golden frogs to the local Blanding’s turtles, each species plays a role in healthy ecosystems. Visitors to Boston Lights will have the opportunity to learn more about our commitment to conservation and ways that they can participate in wildlife and habitat preservation. All of the lanterns are illuminated with energy saving LED lights.

The same health and safety measures in place for a daytime visit to the zoo are also in place for Boston Lights. These measures include advance online and timed ticketing for a designated day and time, guest capacity limits, one-way paths to control guest flow, clearly designated 6-foot distance markers, enhanced cleaning protocols, and more hand sanitizer stations throughout the zoo. In accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, visitors (over age 2) to the zoo are required to wear face coverings.

Zoo New England has partnered with Tianyu Arts and Culture to bring this experience to Franklin Park Zoo.

Admission Info

Phone: 617-541-5466

Dates & Times

2020/08/21 - 2020/11/01

Location Info

Franklin Park Zoo

1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121