Vivid Sydney’s wildest precinct returns as Taronga Zoo Sydney shines an even bolder, brighter spotlight on conservation and endangered wildlife with a family friendly spectacular display of giant animal light sculptures from 25 May to 16 June.
As the Zoo’s permanent residents retire for the evening, Lights For the Wild will burst into colourful life to introduce visitors to fierce, friendly and quirky creatures on a journey through fragile habitats, from the ocean, to the jungle and the Australian bush. It is a sight to be seen and I have been a couple years in a row and it was fantastic!
Festival favourites, the giant multimedia light sculptures return with old friends including the majestic Sumatran Tiger and giant Bilby joined by a new mob of endearing species, from an epic Goanna to a school of Blue Devil Fish.
Guests will step through a marine world to meet some of NSW’s most endangered aquatic species and emerge from the mouth of a Port Jackson Shark as it splashes through the façade of Taronga’s heritage entrance. Tread quietly through the Sumatran jungle to encounter endangered yet ferocious animals along the way before stepping into our Taronga Centenary Theatre to behold a multi-award winning animated film, presented here as a 270° cinematic experience. Pause a while and rest beneath a canopy of stars and glowing planet earth as imagined by children, before a final journey through an illuminated Australian bushscape takes everyone all the way home again.
Taronga Zoo is a much-loved family favourite which brings out the child in all of us. Where else can you take a stroll through a PJ shark’s mouth or come face to face with a giant ferocious Sumatran tiger while holding mum or dad’s hand!
Mon-Thurs (excluding public holiday):
Adult – $23.95
Child (4-15 years) – $17.95
Concession – $21.56
Under 4 – free
Fri-Sun and Mon 11 June public holiday:
Adult – $26.95
Child (4-15 years) – $18.95
Concession – $24.26
Note: Last entry at 8.30pm, zoo closes at 9.30pm.
Taronga Zoo is not for profit. All ticket proceeds go directly back to work in conservation and wildlife care.