Blank Park Zoo Wild Lights Festival Presented by MidAmerican Energy Company

  • 7401 SW 9th Street | Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Dates: April 1, 2022 - May 29, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Blank Park Zoo
  • Phone: (515) 285-4722
  • Start/End Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: Wednesday - Sunday, April 1 - May 29, 2020 Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Last admission at 9:30 p.m. Advance Tickets: $24.95/person; $19.95/Zoo member (ages one and under are free) Packages: four pack tickets: $89.95 or $71.95/member (available online only) Group tickets: group ticket discounts for groups of 40 or more. Call 515-974-2506 for more information.
  • Overview

    The Wild Lights Festival is returning with a new theme, new lanterns and a few fan favorites. Immerse your family in light and culture in a visually stunning festival of over 40 larger-than-life illuminated lanterns featuring endangered animals, Asian mythical creatures and pre-historic dinosaurs. Each display is designed and fabricated by artisans and will thrill you.

     Wednesday - Sunday, April 1 - May 30, 2020 AND Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022

    7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Last admission at 9:30 p.m.

    The event is outdoors and is rain or shine. Please dress appropriately.

    Sorry, for the safety of the animals, staff and visiting public, the 'real' animals will not be available for viewing.

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