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Nature Illuminated @ MN Zoo

About Nature Illuminated

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

Thank you for your support of the Minnesota Zoo and our mission to connect people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife.

What is Nature Illuminated? 


Nature Illuminated is a magical narrated journey through brilliant oversized lit displays of your favorite zoo animals! This event is a truly wild night spectacular- and sure to be a favorite seasonal tradition.

Do I need to purchase my ticket in advance?


All tickets must be purchased in advance and online. Tickets for the event are not for sale at the Minnesota Zoo. 

How long does Nature Illuminated take?


The Nature Illuminated driving tour is ¾ mile long with a 30-minute audio tour. The pace of this event is relaxed and enjoyable. Vehicles will drive less than 1 mph and are encouraged to stop, look, take photos from inside your vehicle, and listen along through the audio tour.

The Nature Illuminated walking experience is a ¾ mile-long trail that can be enjoyed at your own pace. 

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Dec 10