A New Winter Light Experience at the Philadelphia Zoo

A new, immersive, storytelling winter light display is taking shape at The Philadelphia Zoo.

A new immersive, storytelling winter light spectacular is at The Philadelphia Zoo this holiday season.

LumiNature is one of the newest holiday attractions in the region, lighting up the Zoo with a rainbow of colors as most of the animals are sound asleep. The Zoo has been designing this new attraction for over two years.

“We’ve been working with design teams and all kinds of people all over the country, we really got the ‘a team’ together,” explained Amy Shearer, chief marketing officer for The Zoo.

LumiNature has 12 differently themed zones, including one with hundreds of lit floral displays and another with a 35-foot-tall polar bear. With these different themes, people of all ages can enjoy the light display.

As winter is right around the corner, temperatures in the region are dropping fast but that didn’t seem to stop anyone from coming to the zoo.

“I think its just that it gets you completely in the holiday spirit, you walk around here and see the beautiful lights, you have the music, and you see a lot of families,” explained 6ABC Chief Meteorologist Cecily Tynan who was in attendance during the filming of the story.

The LumiNature fact sheet is impressive, explaining how the entire attraction features over 600,000 lights, 6.5 miles of power cords, and 45 completely customized LED light structures. Don’t be alarmed by those figures, the entire experience uses less electricity in a day than 3 average American homes.

General admission is $24 for ages 12+ and $19 for ages 2-11. Children under 2 are free, and Zoo members can apply their 20% discount to the special event ticket price. To purchase tickets online, visit their website. LumiNature is scheduled to run into the new year, ending on January 5th.

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