2018: Spotlight On Vivid Sydney Precinct: Taronga Zoo06 Apr 2018
Returning to Vivid Sydney 2018 after a spectacular show last year, Taronga Zoo is back with Lights For The Wild - a mesmerising world of scientific discovery, shining a light on the spellbinding wonders of wildlife with brilliant displays of light sculptures.
What’s on display?
Flooded with breathtaking light projections sure to enchant visitors, Vivid Sydney's wildest precinct will offer its festival favourites from last year, but will also offer a whole new collection of awe-inspiring animals. First, you’ll have the opportunity to walk through the mouth of a shark as it splashes through the facade of Taronga’s heritage entrance, where you will then be immersed into magnificent aquatic life. Next, explore the Sumatran jungle, where you will spot rare and ferocious creatures along the path. Step into the Taronga Centenary Theatre to allow your senses enjoy the enigmatic cinematic light and sound spectacle. Rest at the Taronga Food Market, under a canopy of stars and a mesmerising earth. Finally, stroll through a stunning Australian bush-scape that takes you back to where you first started your adventure.
The precinct will promise to be even more spectacular this year as visitors become part of the action in this fully interactive journey. The stunning sculptures will leave audiences awestruck from Friday 25 May to Saturday 16 June, 5:30pm-9:30pm every evening.
Taronga’s dedication to conservation
Discover more about Taronga’s conservation efforts and learn about these beautiful animals and how the zoo is striving towards helping save 10 critical species from extinction over the next decade. Five are native to the country, like the Platypus and the Bilby, and five are on the brink of extinction in Sumatra.
There will be a limited number of tickets per night as the precinct will offer an enchanting, one-of-a-kind journey for audiences. In 2018, the light festival at The Taronga Zoo is backed by American Express for the first time so keep an eye out for great ticketing offers and benefits. Register online to get updates on ticket prices.
Book your tickets here.
25 April - 16 June
First session: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Second session: 7:30pm - 9:30pm