A Few Details

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

The Route

Lanterns will line a one-way path through the topside of the Zoo. Your journey will take approximately 90 minutes as you make your way through one mile of spectacular displays.

FOTZ Member Discounts

Because this special event is done in partnership with the production company, we are not able to offer a discount for Friends of the Zoo members. We look forward to offering discounts and other special perks to our FOTZ members in the future.


Food and beverages will be available for purchase in the Zoo. Beastro Cafe will be open just inside the front entrance and Tuxedo Grill will be open mid-route. Please note that GloWild is a cashless event so please bring a debit or credit card for purchases.


Don't miss our live Chinese acrobatic performances in the lobby auditorium at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 pm.


All of our regular Zoo accessibility amenities will be available to rent upon entry. This includes ECV scooters, strollers, wheelchairs, and wagons, as well as our ScooterPal Fur-Wheeler animal-themed electronic scooters. We ask that you reserve your ECV scooters online at least 24 hours in advance.

Cashless Event

GloWild is a cashless event so please bring a debit or credit card for concessions and merchandise.


As always, parking at the Zoo is free and available in any of the lots near the Zoo's front entrance.

Animal Availability

This event occurs after most of our animals’ bedtimes, so Zoo animals will not be available for viewing.


GloWild will be held rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. Because of the limited number of reservations per entry time, we’re unable to offer refunds on tickets to GloWild.

Operating Calendar

Check our GloWild operating calendar to view blackout dates and holiday schedules.


We understand that sometimes things come up and you may need to change your ticket date. We will be happy to help you reschedule but due to price variances, a $5 per ticket fee will be assessed. Reschedules are subject to date and time availability of tickets and must be done at least 48 hours in advance. Reschedule ticket.

Lantern Seascape