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IllumiZoo Wild Hues

Saturday, November 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - Sunday, November 7, 2021 @ 12:30 am

IllumiZoo is back!
We’ve partnered with Bluewater Technologies to bring back IllumiZoo, with this year’s theme being “WIld Hues.” The popular and engaging nighttime journey through the Zoo will have guests strolling through an illuminated landscape of nature drenched with rich lighting and sounds. This striking spectacle cycles through creative imagery, music-synchronized animal displays, and animated motifs of moving light. Vibrant hues will transform the Zoo, enriching the appreciation of wildlife and wild places found all around us.
As there are many hues of color, there are also many ‘hues’ of species and environments throughout the world. Each with their own unique colors, traits, and stories to tell. The survival of many of these species and environments are in jeopardy, with more than 16,000 animal species facing endangerment and extinction in the world. IllumiZoo Wild Hues will tell their conservation story by creating illuminating connections between wildlife and wild places. Showcasing how we are all connected to each other, to the land, the water, the air, the trees, and all animals, big and small, with the power to make a positive change in our world.
From the return of last year’s favorites like the “fobbles” (fog bubbles), the interactive storytelling LED walls, and the Fluorescent Flower Field (formerly the fairy garden), guests of IllumiZoo Wild Hues will see an amazing evolution of unique storytelling and experiences.
This year guests can relax and reflect in the Zoo’s forest realm around a mesmerizing and inviting oversized “campfire” with digital embers flickering with color. Colorful animated animal footprints and lush green leaves will illuminate the trail reacting to visitors’ steps. The “invisible” animals will also speed up and run away when guests get too close to their footprints. The night sky will also be illuminated with animal constellations, and more.
Please note, for the safety and wellbeing of our animals, they will not be out and viewable to guests during IllumiZoo.


Saturday, November 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 7, 2021 @ 12:30 am
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1300 West Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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