Buffalo, NY - Lumagination is a captivating interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination from January 28-February 21. All ages will delight in this amazing and unique show that showcases the incredible architecture and horticulture collection of the Botanical Gardens. To kick off the fun, a Launch Party, presented by Buffalo Spree Publishing, is planned for January 27 from 6:00-9:00pm.
The Lumagination Launch Party, presented by Buffalo Spree Publishing, will flip the switch on Lumagination on January 27 from 6:00-9:00pm. Be the first to see the Botanical Gardens light up after dark with really cool people in a colorful and captivating environment. Tickets include a cash bar of beer and wine, delicious snacks from Lucarelli’s Banquet Center and a sneak preview of Lumagination. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.buffalospree.com or by calling 716.972.2244. The Launch Party is sponsored by: Luminated Landscapes, Buffalo Spree Publishing, Lucarelli’s Banquet Center, Botanicus, Orthodontists Associates of WNY, Rich Products, Upstate Rebar, Mader Construction, Try-It Distributing, Star 102.5 and Backyard Party Supply. Seagram’s Escapes and Dundee Ale & Lager.
Lumagination will take visitors on a spectacular walk through the Botanical Gardens to experience creatively themed greenhouses, interactive entertainment and so much more! A warm and cozy tent will welcome guests as they stroll up the front walk. The tent will include interactive elements that will get visitors excited about what they will see inside. As guests enter the main Palm Dome they will be greeted with a dramatic mix of choreographed sound and light followed by a greenhouse titled Space Odyssey which includes a sea of black lights and fog that will bathe the entire room creating an after dark experience never seen in at the Botanical Gardens before. Neon reflective bubbles will float through the air while guests are surrounded by glowing neon colored ferns and ivy dinosaur topiaries and an interactive laser light harp will welcome all ages to play.
The Moroccan Dessert with a blazing sun, moving red and orange lights will transport you to drier more thirsty days and from there visitors will get heat relief in the Zen Orb room. Colorful Orbs will be scattered all around this greenhouse and visitors can change the colors with their cellphones! Careful as you walk through as there are beautiful and forbidding dragons hanging overhead. Take a few minutes to be engaged in the plant world while taking a look deep inside a plant on an interactive screen. The Wegmans Family Garden will be full of butterflies and more interactive fun!
Next on the journey is the Orchid Fairy House where visitors will see a fairy village full of magic and wonder. Time to hip-it-up in the Magic Disco Room! Visitors will be transcended into pop-culture mania complete with a hidden “Selfie Room”, rockin’ fun music and crazy fun lights. From here visitors find themselves in the Interactive Room that will feature huge interactive screens that all ages can play games, interact with images on the floor and many more surprises! After all the excitement and stimulation, visitors must check their Aura to see what color energy and mood lies within. And finally, to cleanse away the hectic week visitors will walk through a thunderstorm of powerful rain and flashes of lightning that will leave a lasting and renewing impression for the week to come.
A truly unique experience… Lumagination will take place Wednesday through Saturday nights January 28 through February 21, 2015. Show hours will be 6:00-9:00 pm Wednesday and Thursday nights (last admission ticket will be sold at 8:45pm and the Gardens will close at 9:15pm) and until 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights (last admission ticket will be sold at 9:45pm and the Gardens will close at 10:15pm). Admission doors will open at 6:00 pm each night and admission is $12 for adults, $10 for Garden members, seniors (55+) and students (13+), $5 kids 3-12 and kids 2 and under are free. Tickets are available online at www.buffalogardens.com until January 25 and at the door throughout the show. Garden guest passes, discounts and coupons are not valid during Lumagination. Cameras and mono pods are welcome every night however, tripods are not permitted. Photographer Night on February 3 form 6:00-9:00 pm welcomes professional and amateur photographers only and tripods will be permitted on this night only! Lumagination is sponsored by: Luminated Landscapes, Botanicus, Orthodontists Associates of WNY, Rich Products, Upstate Rebar, Mader Construction, Try-It Distributing, Buffalo Spree Publishing, Star 102.5 and Backyard Party Supply. Use #Lumagination and @Buffalogardens when posting on Social Media.
Creative concepts and designs provided by Philip Colorusso and Luminated Landscapes, Inc., located in East Aurora, New York. Check out this local business that is painting our world with light - www.luminatedlandscapes.com.
For more information visit the Gardens’ website at www.buffalogardens.com. Partial proceeds benefit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing appreciation for and knowledge of plant life and its connection to people and cultures through its documented living plant collection, historic conservatory, education, research and exhibits.