The “Glow Wild” Lantern returns this year following overwhelming popular support last year, and is designed for everyone to enjoy, whether a family outing, romantic date, or coworker get together. The festival will run from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Timed tickets should be purchased online at beardsleyzoo.org in advance, offered in half hour increments. A small number of tickets may be available at the door, depending upon Zoo capacity.
Adult tickets (ages 12 +) are $22., and Children (11 and under) are $20. Children two and under and adults 76 and over are free. Wheelchairs and strollers will be available to rent. Donuts, pretzels, coffee, cider and other beverages will be available at the Peacock Café’s side window.
The Glow Wild Sponsor is The Ernest & Joan Trefz Foundation and elite sponsor Avangrid (UI, SCG). Select Sponsors are AARP CT, Barnum Festival, Coca Cola Northeast, Liberty Bank, M&T Bank, R.D. Scinto & the Emanuel Family, and Webster Bank. Support Sponsors are Barker Specialty and Gold Fish Swim.
“We are grateful to all of our Glow Wild sponsors,“ Zoo Director Gregg Dancho said. “Their generous support allows us to bring this unforgettable experience to the Zoo.”
About Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
Get your ticket to adventure! Connecticut’s only zoo, celebrating its 101st year, features 350 animals representing primarily North and South American and Northern Asian species. Guests won’t want to miss our Amur leopards, maned wolves, Mexican gray wolves, and red wolves. Other highlights include our new Andean Bear Habitat, Spider Monkey Habitat, the prairie dog exhibit, and the Pampas Plain with giant anteaters and Chacoan peccaries. Guests can grab a bite from the Peacock Café and eat in the Picnic Grove. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and participant in its Species Survival Plan (SSP) programs, the non-profit Zoo is committed to the preservation of endangered animals and wild habitats. Tickets must be purchased on the Zoo’s website at beardsleyzoo.org.
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo appreciates the support it receives from local, regional and national media outlets. Media representatives are invited to tour