Woodland Park Zoo
WildLanterns Festival runs November 11 - January 22, 4 - 9 pm (last entrance 8:30 pm). It is closed most Mondays, as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
What to Bring:
Pack your best rain gear, mittens, and a thermos of hot cocoa because WildLanterns is fun rain or shine. It’s just under 2 miles to walk through the entire figure-eight zoo path, so you’ll also want your favorite baby carrier, stroller or wagon for little ones.
The zoo adopted Disney-style peak pricing this year so you will pay more at the most popular times as described here. Book in advance and save money by using your member discount and avoiding peak times if passible Zoo admission does not include WildLanterns. Zoo Members receive a 20% discount when purchasing tickets while logged in. Adult tickets range from $29.95-$34.95, while youth tickets (ages 3-12) range from $25.95-$29.95. Children 2 and under are free but still require a ticket.
Buy Tickets HERE
All the lights and noise of this epic event can be overstimulating to some families. The zoo has added three sensory-friendly nights (November 16, December 13, and January 12).
In addition to fewer bright lights and music at a lower volume, Zoomazium will transform into NightLights with shadow puppet activities and smaller tents to make the experience cozier.