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Asian Lantern Festival

Phone: 520-791-4022

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Venue: Reid Park Zoo

Time: Thurs-Sun, Feb. 13 thru Mar. 1st, 6:00 PM to 9:00; Nightly Mar. 5 thru Mar. 29th 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM PM

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday


Reid Park Zoo is partnering with Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc., the University of Arizona's Confucius Institute, and the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center to bring you another fabulous year of more than 400 colorful, interactive, customized lanterns to Southern Arizona.  You may even get lost in magical worlds as you dive deep into the sea, then emerge to walk among the dinosaurs and finally stumble into the wild plains of Africa!  Save the date for this event that will transport you across the world with Asian-inspired entertainment, cuisine, and culture.  Throughout the evening enjoy: 

  • Hundreds of magnificent, larger-than-life lanterns
  • Asian-inspired activities, crafts and entertainment
  • Life-size Zen Garden in Expedition Tanzania
  • A BRand new interactive lighted floor in Expedition Tanzania
  • Asian-inspired food in the Zoo's café