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Asian Lantern Festival
February 21 at 6:00 pm - March 23 at 10:00 pm
We’re Lighting up the Zoo this Spring!
Reid Park Zoo is partnering with the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona, Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc. and Tucson Chinese Cultural Center to bring more than 400 colorful, customized lantern displays to Southern Arizona. Save the date for this event that will transport you across the world with Asian-inspired entertainment, cuisine, and culture.
Throughout the evening, you’ll enjoy:
More than 400 larger-than-life lanterns
Asian-inspired activities and crafts (Thursday – Sunday)
Life-size Zen Garden in Expedition Tanzania by Arizona Zenscapes and Tucson Bonsai Society
Interactive lighted floor and swings in Expedition Tanzania
Asian-inspired food in the Zoo’s Café
$18 for Adults
$16 for Children (2-14)
Children 1-year-old or younger are free
Members get $2 off admission
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Have a large group? We have bulk ticket pricing available for groups of 20 people or more! Contact Maria Sainz at 520-837-8224 or send an email to [email protected]
The Asian Lantern Festival is a family-friendly event.
Carousel rides will be available for an additional fee.
Food from Taste Catering will be available in the Zoo’s Café for purchase.
Tickets are non-refundable. Discounts cannot be combined.
Animals will have access to heated habitats behind-the-scenes for this event, and will likely choose to be off habitat.
Weekly Crafts Free with Admission!
Swing by the Conservation Learning Center during the Asian Lantern Festival and enjoy these Asian-inspired crafts! All crafts will be from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.
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