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 similar to Stone Zoo’s magical winter lights! 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 80-foot-long walk-through dragon that make the experience all the more magical–as if it wasn’t enough with the dazzling Bengal tigers! There will also be 200-feet of pagodas, cranes and lotuses! Take a trip to ancient Egypt at the zoo and admire the LED pyramids and 33-foot sphinx!
Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience is on display at Franklin Park Zoo from August 4 until October 29. Make sure to snag your ticket on their website before they run out. It’s simply an unmissable experience!
Boston’s Zoo lights is open daily, rain or shine, from 6 PM until 10:30 PM. The last call for entry is 9:30 PM.
Find the Franklin Park Zoo at:
1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston, MA 02121