Palm Desert, California — It’s not Avatar’s Pandora’s Shining Forest, but it might be the next best thing for Palm Desert residents. For the second year in a row, the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens ‘Glow in the Park’ wildlife sanctuary installation brings the desert to life at night, a feast for the eyes.
Presented by Arcisure Arena, Glow in the Park is exclusively for members of the zoo. This is a ticketed after-hours event scheduled from March 17th to April 30th from 6:30pm to 10:00pm. Tickets will go on sale in late January for him, according to the zoo’s website.
For starters, throw away everything you know about lanterns. Living Desert Zoo and Gardens partnered with installation experts to create a larger-than-life light sculpture lit from within with colorful LED lights. Spring exhibits pay homage to pollinators and plants, showcase traditional Chinese lanterns and culture in unique ways, and return to themed pathways to tell visual stories of the desert in all its extreme resilience. increase.
At night, the park glows with rams, flamingos, crocodiles, towering lions, butterfly trees, and Chinese dragons whose brightly colored tails coil into tunnels large enough to pass through. It looks vibrant. According to a Discover Palm Desert spokesperson, some installations will be interactive, while others will take your breath away.
According to the publication, “This event is truly awe-inspiring and the lantern creations of the natural landscape will delight your eyes and senses.”
There are interactive features such as a glowing moon swing, a unicorn carriage, and a glowing photo frame for taking pictures next to glowing gorillas.
The darkness of the desert sky makes the light up feature even more spectacular.
Allen Monroe, CEO and President of Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, explained the additional bonuses of nighttime African safaris. According to Monroe, seeing the zoo’s animals at night is unlike any other experience the Desert Zoo has hosted to date. 2023 will see new and exciting glowing creatures.
“It’s really exciting to see it come to life before our very eyes,” Monroe said in 2022. “Each section has its own theme and design and is a work of art in its own right.”
According to Monroe, the magic will return this year. “This year’s event is sure to delight as the night is lit up with an all-new line-up of lanterns, including lanterns of desert wildlife, sea animals and even mythical creatures!”
Guests can watch the desert come to life at Glow in the Park with lanterns, engaging art installations, interactive stations and many memorable photo opportunities.
Glow in the Park runs every night from March 17th to April 30th from 6:30pm to 10:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at LivingDesert.org.
Due to limited space, advance reservations are required. Purchase tickets by selecting a date and time. New this year, combo tickets are available. Guests can purchase general admission tickets to the zoo and Glow in the Park tickets at a discounted rate.
Glow in the Park is presented by Acrisure Arena, home of the Coachella Valley Firebirds, and sponsored by the City of Palm Desert. Produced in partnership with Tianyu Arts and Culture, Inc., Glow in the Park is a special nighttime event featuring intricate, immersive and truly stunning animal and natural landscape lantern creations.
Tianyu Arts and Culture, Inc. worked with the zoo to design each lantern installation to reflect the unique location of Coachella Valley and the zoo itself. Glow in the Park is immersive, with larger-than-life lanterns that create both the fascinating art installations and photo opportunities the area is famous for, according to Glow in the Park fans There is a shining scenery.
The much-anticipated family-friendly event is ticketed, so zoo members are ready to spend a little extra if they go.
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is located at 47900 Portola Avenue in Palm Desert.
For more information, please visit www.livingdesert.org.