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Asian Lantern Festival

  • Reid Park Zoo 3400 East Zoo Court Tucson, AZ, 85716 United States (map)

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 over 40 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. PLUS, Cirque Roots will be performing Friday, February 15th at 7pm.

Throughout the evening, you’ll enjoy:

  • Over 40 larger-than-life lanterns

  • Asian-inspired activities and crafts (Thursday – Sunday)

  • Entertainment

  • Life-size Zen Garden in Expedition Tanzania

  • 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
    (Not a member yet? Click here to sign up today!)

Earlier Event: January 11
Later Event: February 22
Fire Dancing at Sky Bar