A Few Details

Do you have questions? Here is all you need to know about the GloWild experience!

The Route

Embark on an enchanting around-the-world adventure at the Zoo, where a radiant trail of lanterns will illuminate your path. Wind your way along a captivating one-way route that stretches across the topside of the Zoo, allowing you to immerse yourself in the wonders of different cultures. As you traverse this remarkable mile-long journey, expect to be captivated by awe-inspiring displays representing diverse corners of the globe. Prepare for a magical experience that will transport you to far-off lands, all within approximately 90 minutes of exploration.

FOTZ Member Discounts

We are thrilled to be able to offer a special discount to Friends of the Zoo members. Please check out the tickets page for more information.


Food and beverages will be available for purchase in the Zoo. Beastro Cafe will be open just inside the front entrance and Tuxedo Grill will be open mid-route. Please note that GloWild is a cashless event so please bring a debit or credit card for purchases.


Special entertainment will be available at the event. Check back soon for more details!


All of our regular Zoo accessibility amenities will be available to rent upon entry. This includes ECV scooters, strollers, wheelchairs, and wagons, as well as our ScooterPal Fur-Wheeler animal-themed electronic scooters. We ask that you reserve your ECV scooters online at least 24 hours in advance.

Cashless Event

GloWild is a cashless event so please bring a debit or credit card for concessions and merchandise.


As always, parking at the Zoo is free and available in any of the lots near the Zoo's front entrance.

Animal Availability

This event occurs after most of our animals’ bedtimes, so Zoo animals will not be available for viewing.


GloWild will be held rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. Because of the limited number of reservations per entry time, we’re unable to offer refunds on tickets to GloWild.

Operating Calendar

Check our GloWild operating calendar to view blackout dates and holiday schedules.

Lantern Seascape