Asian Lantern Spectacular Returns to Roger Williams Park Zoo through July 4

Asian Lantern Spectacular Returns to Roger Williams Park Zoo through July 4

Monday, February 28, 2022
Celebrate the art, beauty and wonder of 2000 years of tradition and journey through a wonderland of illuminated, larger-than-life lanterns inspired by our wild world.

The Zoo is transformed into a dazzling evening experience with interactive displays, delicious Asian-inspired cuisine and cultural stage show performances. This enchanting multicultural experience is sure to delight all ages!

The lanterns are created by hand with silk fabric stretched over steel frames, and expert craftsmanship embodies tradition as the artisans pass their skills from one generation to the next.

This year visitors can look forward to seeing many other displays as 50% of the lanterns displayed will be brand-new. 

Opening April 13th, this zoo-wide walk-through event will be open Wednesday – Sunday evenings (and Monday, July 4th) from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm, with the last ticket sold at 9:30 pm.   Tickets must be purchased in advance ONLINE ONLY.

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Proceeds from the Asian Lantern Spectacular support Roger Williams Park Zoo’s operating expenses, animal care, education, and conservation programs.

Additional photos (courtesy of Roger Williams Park Zoo) are available here Photos 


Roger Williams Park Zoo is Rhode Island’s number one outdoor family and tourist attraction, and a leader in conservation efforts undertaken by a zoo of its size. As leaders in conservation and animal care – we create engaging experiences that empower guests to join us in conserving wildlife and wild places.  Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and is owned by the City of Providence.