PHILADELPHIA, PA—(September 17, 2019) —Today, Philadelphia Zoo announced the opening date for LumiNature, a fantastical holiday-season light experience that will transform the Zoo, taking guests on a magical journey of lights, music, sounds and surprises…..all designed to inspire and delight each and every night.
In the works for more than two years, LumiNature, a $3.5 million investment, will transform the Zoo from its daytime magic into a winter wonderland, immersing guests in a joyous multi-media light and music extravaganza. “LumiNature is made possible by the generous support of key supporters excited to bring this one-of-a-kind spectacular to the Zoo and to our great region,” says Amy Shearer, Philadelphia Zoo’s Chief Marketing Officer.
LumiNature, will inspire a sense of wonder and connection as big cats and peacocks come alive, flamingos flock together on a 25’ tree, a 35’ polar bear shares the magnificence of our planet and all four seasons host their very own party….all with the artistry of lights, media, sound and nature itself. Featuring more than 600,000 lights, 6.5 miles of power cord, 500 illuminated flamingos, 200 lit penguins, 45 completely custom LED light structures, a 21ft snake……LumiNature is set to be the most unique and memorable holiday-season light extravaganza in the region.
“We are thrilled to bring LumiNature to Philadelphia Zoo,” says Shearer. “This tailor-made fantastical adventure brings the joy of animals, nature and the holiday season together in a way that will take your breath away. And of course, seasonal fare, strolling performers, unique retail, hot chocolate and ever-warming adult beverages will spark the holiday spirit in everyone. This is a first for Philadelphia Zoo and I can tell you, we are all very, very excited!”
Philadelphia Zoo teamed up with Oak Island Creative, an industry leader in bringing award-winning and innovative experiences to life to create this one-of-a-kind event. “Oak Island Creative is proud to collaborate with Philadelphia Zoo to create something so unique. The entire design process has been incredible – the imagination, vision, and humor of the whole team has been extraordinary. Producing an event of this scale requires the power to dream combined with innovation and passion – we are just elated to be a part of creating LumiNature,” says Scott Gasparich, Vice President Creative and Strategic Development. Oak Island Creative.
“We are delighted to be a part of bringing LumiNature to this city,” says Michele Lawrence, regional director at Chase. “As we continue to build on the foundation that Chase has laid here, we’re thrilled to work with Philadelphia Zoo to offer residents an extraordinary experience that the whole family can enjoy this holiday season.”
LumiNature opens to the public on Wednesday, November 20th, guests must purchase timed-tickets at www.PhiladelphiaZoo.org. Prices are adults $24.00
For more information visit PhillyZooLumiNature.org