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  • Melbourne Zoo Lights up for Wildlife Conservation

    March 26, 2019

    Experience Melbourne Zoo after dark as it's transformed with lights, projections, art installations, interactive performances, food and drink, and more.

    Bringing Melbourne's vibrant culture to the lush grounds of the Zoo, Neon Playground is a new event celebrating wildlife conservation with a showcase of some of the best local light and visual artists and designers.

    And the most important part, all proceeds contribute to the conservation of the critically endangered Southern Corroboree Frog.

    What to expect

    • Journey through Awareness Alley where you will be engulfed by dynamic laser art along Melbourne Zoo’s historic Main Drive. On the way, learn about our fighting extinction species from the colourful Neon lights by artist Carla O’Brien.
    • Transport yourself into the world of Graeme Base’s Waterhole, where illuminated and animated giant tortoises bring this childhood favourite to life.
    • Explore the giant neon maze. Inspired by the Southern Corroboree Frog’s distinctive yellow and black colouring, almost 600 meters of LED neon suspended from the ground creates a labyrinth of light with surprises along the way.
    • Take it all in at Relaxoland where you can grab something from the food trucks and bars to refuel.

    These are just some of the amazing experiences – pay a visit to see it all.

    Event details

    Dates: 12–27 April
    Times: 5.30pm–9.30pm
    Location: Melbourne Zoo
    Cost: Adult $39.00 Child 4-15 years $19.00

    Find out more and buy tickets