Enjoy a visually stunning festival of over 35 larger-than-life illuminated animal shaped Asian lanterns designed and fabricated by artisans.
Coming to Blank Park Zoo this April and May, immerse your family in light and culture in a limited capacity, social distance friendly festival.
Blank Park Zoo's Wild Lights Festival Presented by MidAmerican Energy Company
April 1-May 31 (nightly, Wednesday – Sunday plus Memorial Day)
Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (last admission at 9:30 p.m.)
The best times to see the lights are at sunset and when it is dark outside. Allow 60-90 minutes for the best viewing experience.
Cost: $20/person; $18/Zoo member (ages one and under are free)
Packages: four pack tickets: $72 or $64/member (available online only)
Group tickets: group ticket discounts for groups of 40 or more. Call 515-974-2506 for more information.
Ticket Sales: Member ticket sales start February 19; Public ticket sales begin on February 25
Blank Park Zoo's Wild Lights Festival Presented by MidAmerican Energy Company is a rain or shine event. No refunds, rain checks or exchanges are available for this important fundraiser. When purchasing tickets online, make sure your email is correct to receive your tickets. Masks are required for all guests ages two and above according to the city of Des Moines mask mandate.
While enjoying the spectacular lanterns designed by Tianyu's artisans, learn a bit about Blank Park Zoo's residents that are native to the Asian continent. Each week we'll bring you new activity packets to enjoy at home and at the Zoo.