Vivid Sydney 2016 to light up the iconic Taronga Zoo


Vivid Sydney 2016 has planned to cover the Taronga Zoo too! The annual outdoor lighting festival will light up the city zoo for the first time.

According to a press release from Destination NSW, tourism and major events agency of the NSW Government, the lighting for the Zoo will feature a trail of stunning installations including huge, luminous sculptures of animals.

Stuart Ayres, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, said that the lighting is a part of the celebration for the world-famous Zoo turning 100 and Vivid Sydney has decided to join the party! The festival will colour up the iconic attraction with creative decorations and amazing light in a special after-hours event.


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Mr Ayres further said that the visitors at Taronga Zoo during the event would be welcomed by a grand projection, a journey decorated with thousands of lanterns and 10 giant sculptures of animals that represent the 10 critical species the Zoo has committed to protecting.

Mark Speakman, the Minister for the Environment, said that mini-lanterns made by NSW primary school students, as a part of the Zoo’s education program, would be featured at the festival. He further added that the program inspires creativity in the students and encourages them to be involved in Taronga’s great conservation work.


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Owned, operated, and produced by Destination NSW, Vivid Sydney is a festival of light, music and ideas and the largest of its kind in the world. Last year, a record-breaking 1.7 million visitors joined the festival.

Vivid Sydney is slated to be held between May 27 and June 13, 2016.

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