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Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Glow Wild Lantern Festival

September 15, 2022 - November 27, 2022

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Glow Wild Lantern Festival

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo continues to offer guests enchanting Centennial Year experiences! Beginning September 15 and continuing through November 27, 2022, “Glow Wild,” a brilliant, illuminated Lantern Festival will be held at the Zoo Thursday through Sunday evenings. As a continuation of the Zoo’s yearlong 100th birthday celebration, the Zoo will host a larger-than-life Lantern Festival inspired by our wild world. This incredible evening festival will showcase more than 35 large scale illuminated sculptures that will amaze guests of all ages.

The Glow Wild Lantern Festival is a first for Connecticut, and is designed for everyone to enjoy, whether a family outing, romantic date, or coworker get together. The festival will run from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Timed tickets should be purchased online at beardsleyzoo.org 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 but guests may bring their own.


September 15, 2022
November 27, 2022
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Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06610
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