Minnesota Zoo: Nature Illuminated Returns with New Walking Experience!

Nov 7, 2021 | art/design

Back by popular demand, Nature Illuminated is a magical narrated journey through brilliant, oversized lit displays of your favorite animals. Join us for the return of this light spectacular of the wildest kind, and experience stunning light work and larger-than-life animal art installations while learning about the meaningful impact animals and the natural world have on our lives!

Reserve your tickets now for the driving tour or our new walking experience!

Nature Illuminated FAQs

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What is Nature Illuminated?
What’s the difference between the Nature Illuminated Driving Tour and Walking Experience?

The Nature Illuminated Driving Tour, December 2 – January 2, guides you through a world of light and awe all from the comfort of your own vehicle. The Driving Tour is accompanied by an educational and entertaining audio tour which details the power and prowess of the animal kingdom.

The Nature Illuminated Walking Experience, January 6 – 16, is an artfully designed trail where you can set your own pace and enjoy snacks and beverages as you take in the wonder of this light spectacular.


Founded in 1978, the Minnesota Zoo exists to connect people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife. Cutting-edge exhibits provide exciting experiences with animals and their habitats introducing guests to species from around the globe. Education programs engage audiences at the Zoo, throughout the region, and around world. Conservation programs protect endangered species and preserve critical ecosystems.
For more about the Minnesota Zoo, visit mnzoo.org.



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