Boston Lights, Franklin Park Zoo’s dazzling lantern experience will make you see nature in a whole new light.
Rainbow shark pathways, animated, light-up crocodiles, stunning neon flowers…We may have just found our new favorite thing to check out in Boston right now! Boston Lights, Franklin Park Zoo’s absolutely beautiful new lantern experience held in collaboration with National Grid, shines a light on the importance of preserving our planet’s biodiversity and we’re absolutely in love with it.
Spanning the 72 acres of Franklin Park Zoo, the whimsical light show features over 50 different displays comprised of gorgeously crafted lanterns. The exhibit features all kinds of wonderful fauna and flora including snow leopards, Panamanian golden frogs and even local Blanding’s turtles, all meant to show off the incredible biodiversity on our planet and each their role in our ecosystem.
Throughout the exhibit, you’ll also find gobsmacking flower gardens, magical ocean scenes, traditional Asian lantern displays and a majestic 197-foot-long dragon that make the experience all the more magical–as if it wasn’t enough with the dazzling Bengal tigers!
Of course, the zoo is implementing strict social-distancing rules to ensure everyone’s safety–humans, animals and lanterns alike! Aside from following state guidelines, Franklin Park zoo asks all visitors to wear a face mask, respect the 6-foot social distance and to arrive at the venue no more than 5 minutes to the assigned time on their tickets.
Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience is on display at Franklin Park Zoo from August 21 until November 1. Make sure to snag your ticket on their website before they run out. It’s simply an unmissable experience!
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