Get your tix to “Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience” before it sells out!

Experience the wonder of over 50 magnificent displays comprised of hundreds of beautifully crafted lanterns spanning Franklin Park Zoo’s 72 acres. The first of its kind in New England, our lantern experience will dazzle and delight guests of all ages!

We invite you to walk (socially distanced, of course) through a luminous 66-foot-long shark tunnel, dramatic entrance arches, radiant flower gardens, and traditional Asian lantern scenes. Glimmering butterflies, whimsical ocean scenes and a majestic 197-foot-long dragon will light up the night sky. Little entertainers can even make their own music on a giant step-and-play piano!


  • General Admission: Non-Members $19.95 | Members: $17.95
    Family 4-Pack: Non-Members: $67.95 | Members: $59.95
  • Advance online ticket purchase required
  • Boston Lights is sold out through Sunday, August 30. Get your tickets for dates after 8/30 now!

Health & Safety:
We care about you and want to ensure a fun and safe experience for everyone who visits. In order to ensure the safety of staff and guests, we’ve made modifications in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Visit our website for full details on the precautions we’re taking and what to expect when you visit.

Shining a Light on Biodiversity:
Boston Lights shines a light on the importance of conserving the incredible biodiversity on our planet. From snow leopards to Panamanian golden frogs to 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 they can participate in wildlife and habitat preservation.

Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience
Franklin Park Zoo
1 Franklin Park Road, Boston MA
Aug. 21 – Sept. 7: Nightly | Sept. 8 – Nov. 1: Thursday – Sunday

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