BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Franklin Park Zoo is back with an illuminating family-friendly experience to light up your evening.
'Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience' returns to the zoo with a light-up walk-through experience open to the public until September 25. The attraction is a mile and a half loop of elaborate lantern displays, with more than 55 lantern sites across the zoo's 72 acres.
One notable lantern display is an 82-foot luminescent octopus tunnel with color-changing tentacles and blinking eyes. Other displays include a 66-foot-long rose corridor, scenes from a rainforest, and glowing deep sea creatures.
Officials say the entire experience takes somewhere between an hour to ninety minutes to walk through. While the experience doesn't showcase any live animals, some mammal exhibits including zebras, wildebeest, and kangaroos, will be open until sunset.
Guests can see the lanterns until 10:30 p.m., with the last tickets for the night sold at 9:30pm to give lantern viewers enough time to tour and enjoy the experience. For non-member adult tickets, the Franklin Park Zoo says they cost about $30.