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Nighttime light and sound installation coming to Conservatory of Flowers

It’s called “Night Bloom”

Photo courtesy of Conservatory of Flowers

Forget the Museum of Ice Cream. Ditch Candytopia. Step away from the Painted Ladies. There’s a new Instagram moment in town—in fact, it’s been here since 1878.

The Conservatory of Flowers will host a series of nighttime events starting December 2. Night Bloom, as it’s christened, will let visitors walk through the landmark Victorian in a series of interactive and immersive experiences filled with light, color, and sound, conceived by Lightswitch (the audiovisual team behind the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary).

Among the witching-hour highlights: glowing ponds and palms emitting prismatic rays paired with the building’s noted flora and historic wood-and-glass walls.

“This stunning intersection of art, technology and nature is a feast for the senses and allows visitors to enjoy the Conservatory of Flowers in a whole new way,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Recreation and Park General Manager.

This isn’t the Conservatory of Flowers’ first foray into nighttime color and light. The building’s exterior was illuminated in hallucinatory hues in 2017 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.

Night Bloom is a limited engagement, which will happen on select nights, running from December 2 until January 6 from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Tickets are $27 per person and free for children (8 and under).