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ZOOMINESCENCE, AT THE EDMONTON VALlEY ZOO

LIGHT IS ENERGIZING. LIGHT IS REVITALIZING.

DECEMBER  2021

Edmonton, the most northern city in North America with a population of over one million, is a world-renowned winter metropolis. Each December, Zoominescence, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, stages a spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations within the unique setting of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Our vision is to celebrate light, artistry, imagination and the strong spirit of our community in the winter. Join us for an evening of light, animals, skating, hot chocolate and fun for the whole family!

We’re ready to light up the night and show you the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s sparkle as we bring back one of Edmonton’s favourite holiday festivals! Beginning Friday, December 3rd, Zoominescence is back!

From December 3rd, 2021 until January 2nd, 2022, join us Fridays through Sundays between 4:30-9:00 p.m. to see the zoo in a new light, with additional days on December 20, 21, 22, 23 and December 27, 28, 29, 30. Please note that the Zoominescence days/hours will be the ONLY time the zoo is open during this time period. The zoo will be closed Mondays-Wednesdays.

We look forward to seeing you this December during Zoominescence at the Edmonton Valley Zoo!

 2021 ARTISTS + INSTALLATIONS

INSTALLATION NAME:

GROWTH

THE ARTIST/TEAM:

ERIC NOCENTE

CONCEPT:

Throughout its lifetime, the African Spurred Tortoise plays a very important part of its ecosystem, acting as a scavenger while also helping to germinate and pollinate seeds. By reflecting on the natural conservation and stewardship efforts, embodied by the tortoise, viewers reflect on how you can reduce your own ecological and carbon footprint while continuing to grow in balance with our surroundings.

CONCEPT:

‘Friendly Faces’ is a series of bright, playful domes with endangered animals’ faces vinyled onto them. The 2’ and 3’ diameter domes flash with a variety of fun colours, transforming a space for viewers to interact with various creatures. This installation encourages the conservation of these friendly faces by showing them in a new light.

INSTALLATION NAME:

FRIENDLY FACES

THE ARTIST/TEAM:

THIRDSPACE DESIGN GROUP

INSTALLATION NAME:

URSA MAJOR

THE ARTIST/TEAM:

THIRDSPACE DESIGN GROUP

CONCEPT:

Come and walk with a bear! “Ursa Major” creates the illusion of a life-sized bear walking by illuminating etched acrylic pastels in a walk pattern sequence. The bear is about the size of a large female grizzly bear. Get up close and personal and appreciate the beauty of nature.

CONCEPT:

The Coyote and the Hare is a wildlife scene depicting a coyote hunting a hare. Much like searching for animals in the wild, “The Coyote and the Hare”. Take a closer look and spot the camouflaged animals in their natural habitat.

INSTALLATION NAME:

THE COYOTE & THE HARE

THE ARTIST/TEAM:

THIRDSPACE DESIGN GROUP

THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 EVENT SPONSORS

MEDIA

MEDIA

URBAN FARM

SKATING POND

ART INSTALLATION

ART INSTALLATION

FIRE PIT

ENTERTAINMENT

ENTERTAINMENT

COMMUNITY SPONSOR

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HELP BUILD OUR ZOO!

It is through today’s zoos that future generations will come to a greater understanding of the human impact on the natural world and be motivated to preserve it and reverse the damage already done. Every donation, big or small, helps us revitalize our beloved Edmonton Valley Zoo! Thank you for caring for the animals, our children’s future and the planet!