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GloWild Around the World

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Sept 29 – Dec 30, 2023
6 – 10 p.m.
Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO

The GloWild lantern festival is back this fall with an exciting “Around the World” theme. It will showcase stunning handcrafted steel and silk lanterns representing global landmarks, as well as animals and botanicals from all seven continents. The event will be even grander than before, featuring lanterns towering up to 50 feet tall. With over 74 tons of steel and more than 940,000 feet of silk, the intricate works have been meticulously crafted by 151 artisans. Presented in collaboration with Zigong Lantern Group, the festival will transform the Kansas City Zoo into a mesmerizing spectacle of illuminated sculptures. Visitors can follow a one-mile route through the zoo, encountering lanterns with interactive elements and captivating designs. From September 29 to December 30, guests can enjoy various amenities such as photo opportunities, concessions, shopping, and entertainment along the way.


September 29 @ 6:00 pm
December 30 @ 10:00 pm
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Kansas City Zoo


Kansas City Zoo
6800 Zoo Drive
Kansas City, MO 64132 United States
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