This holiday season come to The Philadelphia Zoo to celebrate the wonders of wildlife and the beauty of our planet in a one-of-a-kind light show spectacle. Presented by PNC, LumiNature, the Philadelphia Zoo’s spectacular light show, returns this holiday season and is more dazzling than ever before!
Beginning November 17th, 2023 until January 6th, 2024, LumiNature will light up the Philadelphia Zoo. Over one million dazzling lights make up this nighttime holiday show extravaganza.
Wander in awe through 16 artistically illuminated zones filled with twinkling sights, sounds and surprises throughout the Zoo. Enjoy magical illusions such as hundreds of butterflies gathering on an enormous tree, giant cat eyes blinking in the night and hundreds of penguins hosting an outdoor party of their very own.
Unlike anything else in the country, LumiNature aims to inspire vistors to truly appreciate the wonder of wildlife and the beauty of our planet. “The holiday season is such an important time to reconnect with what’s important to us, and LumiNature Presented by PNC is designed to do just that,” says Philadelphia Zoo Chief Experience and Marketing Officer Amy Shearer.
“This truly magical experience will delight and inspire guests of all ages, with brand new custom-designed displays and the return of family favorites with added sparkle.”
What To Expect
Firstly, see returning fan favorites such as the Flamingo Fancy, featuring 150,000 sparkling pink and aquamarine lights or the magical Penguin Prismatic show, featuring a 40 ft. tall penguin glowing with 40,000 lights.
Next, not only can you make your own S’mores at Camp Starfire, but also step into the heart of Africa as you wander through the Twilight Savanna and witness animals roaming, running, and soaring through an imaginative video projection on striking rock walls.
New this year, take a journey down the Shimmer River and enter a 100 ft. long tunnel filled with 4,000 lights, creating dynamic scenes from growing vines, to blooming flowers, multicolored kaleidoscopes and more.
Experience LumiNature At The Philadelphia Zoo
Notably, this nighttime experience features timed entrance tickets available every half hour from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. It closes at 9:00pm or 10:00pm depending on the visit date.
Tickets for adults ages 12+ are $25 to $28, children ages 2-11 are $20 to $23, and children under 2 years old are free.
Additionally, zoo members receive a discount on all tickets.
Lastly, for tickets and membership information, visit www.philadelphiazoo.org/