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Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience at Franklin Park Zoo

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Venue:Franklin Park Zoo - Zoo New England
Dates:Friday, July 23, 2021 - Monday, October 11, 2021
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Special Events
boston lights a lantern experience at franklin park zoo photoBack by popular demand, Boston Lights will once again illuminate Franklin Park Zoo with all new lanterns, lights and memories to last a lifetime!

Experience the wonder of over 60 magnificent displays comprised of hundreds of beautifully crafted lanterns spanning Franklin Park Zoo's 72 acres.

Walk through glowing corridors of lotus and sunflowers, cranes and cherry blossoms, and a towering 87-foot-long Tyrannosaurus Rex tunnel!

Luminous animal and ocean scenes, traditional Asian lantern displays, a stunning 164-foot-long phoenix, and more will light up the night sky, dazzling guests of all ages!

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 light.

If animals are your thing, you can find more zoos near Boston in our handy guide. There are also a good number of Petting Zoos near Boston that allow for close-up interaction with all sorts of animals.

For more Boston events, visit our events calendar to find fun things to do in Boston all year round.

Find more pumpkin festivals and jack-o-lantern displays near you in our helpful guide to fall family fun.

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Timed tickets from 6:00 - 10:30 p.m
July 23 - October 11, Nightly

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Purchase Tickets Non-Member: $21.95 | Member: $19.95 Four-Pack Non-Member: $72.95 | Four-Pack Member: $62.95 Children under 2 are free



One Franklin Park Road, Dorchester, MA map
Phone: 617-541-5466


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