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Get tickets now for the larger than life light experience!  Have questions? click here 

Arkansas, let’s make GloWILD! made possible by the Arkansas Zoological Foundation and sponsored Keep Arkansas Beautiful a huge success!

This lantern festival- the first of its kind for central Arkansas - is done in partnership with Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc.


Select evenings from  November 4, 2021 to January 15, 2022 (see ticket sales link)

November 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

December 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

January 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15


All nights (select nights - see ticket sales link) 5:00-9:00pm

We will be open Thanksgiving Night and New Year's Night.  We will not be open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.  (see ticket sales link)

Advance online tickets purchases encouraged, but tickets may be purchased at the door. 

Masks required in indoor areas such as Café Africa and the Safari Trader Gift Shop.


We invite you to create new traditions for you and your favorite people during GloWild!

See the zoo in a whole new light as you enjoy one of the largest lighted experiences in the nation featuring  handcrafted silk-covered lanterns aglow with more than 50,000 LED light bulbs. There will be more than 30 lighted displays artfully placed throughout zoo grounds featuring zoo animals, marine animals, and nature.

Dive in and experience dazzling ocean scenes including a magnificent swimming whale, playful fish, and scurrying crabs. Dramatic archways illuminate the way on a magical journey past colorful peacocks, and even a lion family glowing with pride. Kids (or kids at heart) can become part of the magic while leaping from star to star creating their own cosmic tunes, or stepping close to a bubble breathing crab.

Take home memories at the World Market with festival inspired handmade artisan crafts or the Safari Trader Gift Shop. Enjoy food or a drink at the Café Africa or the S’mores station. We will have hot chocolate, apple cider, canned Beverages and adult Beverages.

Have questions? click here 

GLO Wild 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. 

$17 Members

$20 General Public (3 years old and up)

Kids 2 years old and younger are free 

Parking is free during GloWild

Train/Carousel $3

Have questions? click here 


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Little Rock, AR 72205


Hours of Operation
9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Last admission 4 p.m.
Zoo grounds close at 4:30 pm

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