What’s it like to GloWild?

The Kansas City Zoo is bringing a completely unique experience to the Greater Kansas City area this Fall – GloWild, an immersive and breathtaking nighttime event. GloWild is a lantern festival like no other, featuring massive handmade steel and silk works of art depicting animals, local landmarks, botanicals, and Asian cultural creations. GloWild will be the largest event of its kind in the Midwest!

NEW! GloWild has been extended through December 30 with the addition of an illuminated Christmas Village located at the sheep station in Australia. The jolly old man himself, Santa, will also be making visits for photo opportunities on select evenings. See Santa's schedule.


Where & When

Sept 1 - Dec 30, 2022

The Kansas City Zoo 6800 Zoo Drive Kansas City, MO 64132 Directions

What To Expect

The Kansas City Zoo is bringing a unique experience to the Greater Kansas City area this fall: GloWild.

Guests can choose from evening entry times as this event is best experienced after dark. The festival is along a one-mile route and takes about an hour and a half to walk through. This evening event will require a separate timed ticket from daily Zoo admission.

Tickets are limited, so reserve your date today!

Lantern Festival Information

Festival Details

Do you have questions? Here is all you need to know about the GloWild experience.


We can't thank them enough! GloWild sponsors are helping to make this event possible.


These beautiful handmade sculptures of silk and steel are unlike anything you've experienced!

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