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OAKLAND Glowfari

Wildly Illuminating Lantern Festival Glowfari A Wildly Illuminating Lantern Festival December 1-23, 26-31, 2021 and  January 1-2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30, 2022, 5-10 p.m.

Note: We could not find tickets available until January 2022 (as of this posting in early December 2021)

$24 adults/$20 children & seniors (2-14 & 65-75)

Glowfari is only open Thursdays - Sundays

Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road
off Highway 580
Oakland, CA
$20 adults/$18 children & seniors (2-14 & 65-75)
Children under 2 and adults over 76 Free
Parking free

Advanced ticket purchase is required: oaklandzoo.org/programs-and-events/glowfari

Oakland Zoo is GLOWFARI, a wildly illuminated nighttime lantern festival! The family-friendly experience features hundreds of larger-than-life animal lanterns throughout the Zoo, storytelling the ongoing journey of wildlife, the importance of every species on our planet, and Oakland Zoo's commitment to conservation. Dozens of towering and even interactive, glowing lanterns of every order await to entertain and enlighten you at every turn.

* Take a mile-long stroll (socially distanced)
* See illuminated and dazzling lanterns
* Ice-capped 15-foot tall penguin corridor
* Full-size elephants, giraffes, and lions
* Enormous, fluttering butterflies
* Star-filled night sky
* Ride lit gondolas to visit California Trail
* Travel in time to a dinosaur world
* See prehistoric T-rex, stegosaurus, pterodactyls and more!

Your nighttime, illuminated adventure awaits. Hundreds of larger-than-life glowing animal lanterns throughout the Zoo with all-new animals displays for 2021 in this mile-long illuminated stroll through the Zoo. Visit the desert with camels and bighorn sheep, have an African safari adventure with elephants, giraffes, and an 8-foot crocodile head, walk through the forests of Asia to meet red and giant pandas - and of course ride the gondola to the land of bugs featuring a 65-foot Queen Ant Tunnel! Finish the evening with a visit to Santa and ride the Express Train through our Winter Wonderland!

*Advance ticket purchase is required; tickets on sale now for the entire GLOWFARI season. Adventure Landing (rides area) will be closed for Glowfari. Proceeds from Glowfari support Oakland Zoo’s operating expenses, animal care, education and conservation programs. All Glowfari tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE unless there is a Zoo closure.

ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO: The Bay Area's award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid's activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Oakland Zoo is dedicated to wildlife conservation onsite and worldwide.

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