This summer, enjoy the beauty of Boston Lights, an evening lantern experience at Franklin Park Zoo. Spanning the zoo’s 72 acres, Boston Lights will impress with more than 50 large scale displays comprised of hundreds of colorful lanterns. Featuring dramatic entrance arches, whimsical animal and ocean scenes, traditional Asian lanterns, and more, the whole experience will 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 the zoo’s 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.

Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience at Franklin Park Zoo opened on August 21 and will be open nightly through November 15th. The hours are 5:00pm to 10:30 p.m. Advance online ticket purchase is required at www.franklinparkzoo.org.