Glowfari returns in November 2023! This wildly popular, family-friendly experience is back with hundreds of ALL new, larger-than-life animal lanterns throughout the Zoo. Each lantern tells the story of the ongoing journey of wildlife, the importance of every species on our planet, and Oakland Zoo’s commitment to conservation.
November 10-12, 15-22, 24-26, 29-30, 2023 | December 1-23, 26-31, 2023 | January 1-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, 2024
All Ages | 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Children (2-14)/Seniors (65-75): $22
Members: 10% discount
Under 2 and 76 and over: Free
This year’s experience features new themes including the forests of North America with iconic native wildlife like mountain lions and wolves, our frosty friends of the Arctic with puffins and polar bears, the Deep Ocean featuring rarely seen sea creatures, and a stroll through the swamp as you encounter alligators and other animals of the Bayou!
Finish your experience with a ride on the train through the great red island of Madagascar, a wondrous world full of lemurs, chameleons, and other unique flora and fauna!
Don’t forget to visit Santa in the Rides Area Fridays – Sundays in November and every night December 1-23 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm (line closes at 8:45pm). Please note, Santa’s hours are subject to change and he may have to head back to the North Pole if it gets too wet.
Tickets go on sale November 1, 2023 at 9:00am! Tickets have typically sold out in the past, so purchase your tickets early.