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Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience One Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA
October 1 - November 1, 2020
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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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! 

Advanced Online Ticket Purchase Required

General Admission:
Non-Members $19.95 | Members: $17.95 
Family 4 Pack:
Non-Members: $67.95 | Members: $59.95

,Zoo New England has announced additional nights and entry times to the experience, starting later this fall.

• Beginning September 21, Boston Lights will be open nightly (including Monday – Wednesday, in addition to the current schedule of Thursday – Sunday) through November 1.

• Beginning October 1, Franklin Park Zoo will open Boston Lights an hour earlier at 5:00 p.m. and has added two additional time slots (5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.) for tickets each night from October 1 through November 1.

Tickets to Boston Lights must be purchased online in advance.



Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience
  • September 10, 2020 to November 1, 2020
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday