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Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration

November 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - January 17, 2022 @ 9:00 pm

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Get ready for the Birmingham Zoo’s larger-than-life illuminated experience, Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration! This extraordinary event will be held on select nights from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm during the months of November, December, and January. Watch the Zoo come alive with jaw-dropping plant and animal lantern creations brilliantly lighting up the night! Take a ride on the Red Diamond Express Train* or go for a spin on the Protective Life Carousel*. Spend all winter long with your Birmingham Zoo and GLOW WILD into the new year! 


*Additional cost

Event Details & Pricing



*Select Nights – please check dates below:

  • Wednesday – Sunday
  • November 17 – January 17, 2022
  • PLEASE NOTE: Glow Wild is a weather-dependent event with nights being subject to cancellation


  • 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Entry into Glow Wild stops at 8:00 pm
  • Please give yourself one (1) full hour to see every lantern and to enjoy the entire event.

Holiday Hours

  • Open
    •  Monday, January 17, 2022
    • Last Night
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Closed
    • Thanksgiving Day  (Thursday, November 25)
    • Christmas Eve  (Friday, December 23)
    • Christmas Day  (Saturday, December 24)


Click HERE for event details including pricing, ticket sales, and information for Members. 



November 17 @ 5:00 pm
January 17, 2022 @ 9:00 pm