The Los Angeles Zoo, a KultureCity Sensory Inclusive™ Certified institution, will host a sensory-friendly L.A. Zoo Lights: Animals Aglow on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Designed for guests who thrive in a sensory-supportive environment, this evening will feature smaller crowds due to limited tickets available; quieter music volume throughout the experience; sensory bags available for checkout with noise-canceling headphone (provided by Puro Sounds Labs), fidget tools, verbal cue cards, and weighted lap pads; opportunity to exit and reenter the event; and an online Social Story that provides a preview of what to expect while enjoying Zoo Lights.
During this special evening, visitors can expect the same great L.A. Zoo Lights with some modifications to make it more inclusive. This is part of the L.A. Zoo’s ongoing commitment to creating a space where every member of its communities is welcome.
L.A. Zoo Lights: Animals Aglow is the Los Angeles Zoo’s all-new nighttime winter attraction that will transform its grounds into an immersive landscape filled with spectacular lantern sculptures of animals among blooming flowers, towering trees, and more. This reimagined, wildlife-centric LED-lights display will feature over 30 of the Zoo’s most beloved animals including giraffes, elephants, orangutans, lemurs, koalas, and condors, along with other charismatic inhabitants.
The 90-minute stroll will take visitors on a journey through the animal kingdom filled with desert, garden, and jungle landscapes complete with larger-than-life glowing sculptures, magical lights, and immersive exhibits in a dazzling display of light and color.
Guests can enjoy several animated and interactive displays and numerous photo opportunities. These include a beautiful kaleidoscope of lights; glowing ring swings; a wisteria tunnel that leads to a light fountain; a cherry blossom-lined path; and a giant alligator, peacock, and bird wings for a unique photo opportunity; and so much more. Enjoy delicious treats available for purchase to warm up your experience like hot cocoa and churros as you take in the winter lights.
KultureCity is the nation’s leading nonprofit on sensory accessibility and acceptance for those with invisible disabilities. Sensory Inclusive™ ensures daily accessibility and caters to everyone with sensory needs, not just autism. This includes military vets with PTSD, adults with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, stroke patients just to name a few.
To learn more about this event and to purchase tickets, visit www.lazoo.org/zoolights.