Ross Park Zoo’s “Illumination For Conservation” opening night

Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 9:39 PM EDT
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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- The Ross Park Zoo had its opening night of its illumination for conservation festival this evening on the grounds of the zoo.

This event is a non-animal event that transforms the zoo into an illuminated landscape.

More than 40 nature themed lantern sculptures were spread out all round for community members to check out, as well as activities to learn more about certain animals at the zoo.

12 news spoke with Phillip Ginter, the executive director of the Ross Park Zoo about the event and how long it will be going on for.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring this event to the community. We are looking forward to the guests coming in tonight, over 200 tickets sold already and we are expecting people to drive up and visit. We are open until 11 tonight and this is our kickoff night. Yhe event will go all summer long and into the fall.” said Phillip Ginter.

Illumination For Conservation takes place on specific evenings at the Ross Park Zoo from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with last ticket entry at 10:00 p.m.

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