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Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival

Thursday, May 24, 2018 to Saturday, May 26, 2018 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 to Saturday, June 2, 2018 Wednesday, June 6, 2018 to Saturday, June 9, 2018 Wednesday, June 13, 2018 to Saturday, June 16, 2018 Wednesday, June 20, 2018 to Saturday, June 23, 2018 Wednesday, June 27, 2018 to Saturday, June 30, 2018 Wednesday, July 4, 2018 to Saturday, July 7, 2018 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 to Saturday, July 21, 2018 Wednesday, July 25, 2018 to Saturday, July 28, 2018 Wednesday, August 1, 2018 to Saturday, August 4, 2018 Wednesday, August 8, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 to Sunday, August 19, 2018

Lowcountry Zoo

For 2018, we are lighting up your summer nights! The Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival launches on May 24 and runs Wednesday - Saturdays nights through August 19.  

During the Festival, Brookgreen will close at 5:00 pm. and gates will re-open at 6:30 pm. 

Festival hours are 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. 

Created by Chinese Craftsmen in the tradition of famous Chinese Lantern Festivals, this exhibit will inhabit our Lowcountry Zoo with larger-than-life, illuminated silk lantern sculptures in a variety of native animals, insects and plants. The festival will also include activities, music, Chinese paper crafts, Chinese horoscopes and more. Local food truck vendors will be on hand with a variety of dinner and snack options.  

Dinner, snacks, refreshments and adult beverages available for purchase during the festival.


Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $12.00 for children 4 - 12. Children 3 and under are free.

Members receive a $5.00 discount on the ticket price.

Advance tickets only! 
Tickets must be purchased BEFORE your arrival! Space is limited. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets may be exchanged for another night based on availability by calling 1-(888) 718-4253.

The deadline to request an exchange is 3 p.m. on the date of your ticket.

Event Map and Information

The trail through the zoo is approximately 1 mile. For those who may have difficulty walking we offer push behind adult strollers for free on a first-come first-serve basis.  

The adult strollers are not meant to replace a wheelchair, they are simply to be assistance for those who may need help walking the distances necessary to fully experience Brookgreen Gardens. They will not fit into our handicapped accessable restrooms due to their size.

Guests who require a wheelchair or other mobility equipment should bring their own.

The following companies provide wheelchair and scooter rentals. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are welcome in all Brookgreen Gardens venues

Mobility Center - Home Medical Equipment

Wheelchair and Scooter Rental of Myrtle Beach



    Open Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    For their safety and the safety of our animal collection, pets are not allowed, nor can they be left in vehicles inside Brookgreen.

    Service animals that have received special training to assist disabled persons are welcome.


    Daily General Admission Tickets
    Children 3 and under
    Children 4-12
    Adults 13-64
    Seniors 65 & Over


    1931 Brookgreen Drive

    Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

    Off US Highway 17 Bypass, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island