Spotlight on Vivid Sydney Precinct: Taronga Zoo

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Taronga Zoo will return to Vivid Sydney after debuting its spellbinding light sculptures last year. Touted as Vivid Sydney’s wildest precinct, Taronga Zoo is ready to wow audiences with its mesmerising light display: Lights for the Wild.

Lights for the Wild will showcase giant, beautifully crafted animal light sculptures, each with a story to tell about conservation. The grand, heritage-listed entrance of Taronga Zoo will be flooded with mesmerising projections, and thousands of lanterns will light the way as the captivating light sculptures come to life. From serene turtles to the regal Sumatran tiger, the luminous creatures of Taronga Zoo will both enchant visitors and shed light on the conservation status of the featured animals.

This year, the show promises to be even bigger as visitors become part of the action in this fully immersive and interactive event. As Taronga’s animal population beds down for the night, the shimmering sculptures will leave guests awestruck for two sessions (5:30 - 7:30pm and 7:30 - 9:30pm) every evening during Vivid Sydney, come rain or shine.

Taronga Zoo is dedicated to conservation and are working tirelessly to help save 10 species from extinction over the next 10 years, including the colourful Corroboree frog, the Asian elephant and the Pangolin. Five of these endangered species are native to Australia. Taronga Zoo is a not-for-profit organisation and money from tickets sold will go towards supporting wildlife conservation.

Attendees will also be able to score limited-release Blue Pass tickets, which grant guests access to Taronga’s amazing Sky Safari cable car experience. High above the illuminated zoo, guests will gain a one-of-a-kind view of Taronga Zoo and Sydney Harbour lit up in all their Vivid glory.

Book your tickets here.

26 May – 17 June

First session: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Second session: 7.30pm – 9.30pm