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Nashville Zoo Opens New After-Dark Experience

This after-hours event showcases projection lights, whimsical imagery and sound from April 15 - July 17.

Prepare to be illuminated! The Nashville Zoo opened Night Visions: a Wild Display of Light and SoundΒ on Friday, April 15. This new and ongoing after-hours event brings lights, imagery and sound to the natural environment. Additionally, because the show is perfect for warmer weather, it will run Thursday through Sunday nights until July 17. It makes for a beautiful way to explore the Zoo outside in the evenings this spring and coming summer.

What to Know About Night Visions

It’s no secret that projection mapping is taking the world by storm. Night Visions β€” created by the Philadelphia-based company Klip Collective, β€” is the creator of the projections. The collective reimagines lights and sounds to create a bridge between technology and storytelling. Subsequently, visitors will see projections set up in Entry Village. In addition, more projections will be seen in Tiger Crossroads, Expedition Peru: Trek of the Andean Bear and the Jungle Gym playground.

Notably, single night admission to Night Visions is $23 for adults and $19 for children (ages 2 – 12). In addition, members save $2 per single admission ticket. Moreover, you can enjoy unlimited visits throughout the duration of the event with the Platinum Pass ($35) for adults and ($29) for children (ages 2 – 12). Children under age 2 are free.

Tickets are available online and at the gate on the nights of the event. For more information on Night Visions, visit

More about Klip Collective

Klip Collective creates site-specific, sensory experiences using a unique synthesis of projection mapping, lighting and sound design. Klip’s installations aim to transform architecture and nature into large-scale, visual and auditory artworks. Moreover, the collective includes a team of production and technical partners that create together under a unified vision.



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.