November 20, 2019
In mid-September, we announced that LumiNature, a new holiday lights experience, would take over the Philadelphia Zoo this winter.
Now, here's a first look ahead of its opening this evening. Below are photos from LumiNature, plus details on each of the 12 immersive displays.
LumiNature will be on view from Wednesday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Jan. 5, and tickets can be purchased online.
• Wonder of Slumber – Dreamy setting of orbs and giant flowers
• The Dreamery – Wishing well with bubbles, lights and steam
• Snake Awake – Colorful snake slithers by chasing an illuminated mouse
• Frog Fantastical – Imaginary frogs jump around, lighting up the path
• Color me Chameleon – Light up items for sale at the zoo's first glow bar
• Big Cat Stalk – Illuminated grass filled with giant cat eyes that glow in the dark
• Evergreen Dreams – Outdoor food and beverage section with singing trees
• Seasonbration – Spring, summer, winter and fall come to life with lights, music and special effects
• Northern Lights – A 35-foot polar bear named Polaris transforms into a giant screen that shares the diversity of our planet
• Flamingo Fancy – A 25-foot tree made of light-up flamingo lawn ornaments
• Peacock Spectacular – Giant peacock feathers, colored trees and mirrored balls
• Penguin Peace on Earth – Hundreds of illuminated penguins
In addition, guests can enjoy seasonal fare, strolling performers, hot chocolate and warm alcoholic beverages.
LumiNature has been in the works for more than two years and is a $3.5 million investment at the zoo.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Jan. 5
$24-$19 tickets (zoo members receive a discount)
Zoological Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104