We are thrilled that our visitors can now experience the magic and beauty of the Festival of Illumination: World of Lights! This night time event takes visitors on a journey across the globe to view breathtaking three-dimensional lanterns hand crafted for our zoo by the Zigong Lantern Group. The Festival of Illumination will be open as a walk thru experience until November 24th. Starting November 26th, it will combine with our annual holiday-themed Winter Wonderland attraction and will transition into a Drive Thru.

Festival guests can save $5 per ticket when they purchase admission for September to November 24th online. Click here to purchase tickets!

*Zoo tickets, EARTH Memberships, and Value Passes cannot be used for the Festival of Illumination. This special event takes place outside of our normal hours of operation and requires its own event specific ticket.

Questions? View the Festival of Illumination Frequently Asked Questions.