A Never-Before-Seen, Illuminated Playground Brings Surprises for all Ages Starting November 23, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018


MIAMI, Oct. 24, 2018 – The first ever NightGarden makes its debut this holiday season to transform Miami’s Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden into an illuminated wonderland at night. Locals, visitors and guests of all ages can journey through spectacular lighting displays, awe-inspiring special effects, motion-sensing technology, illuminated mazes, state-of-the-art outdoor holograms, sculptures and more unbelievable surprises around every corner. The experience opens to the public on Nov. 23 and runs through Jan. 6, 2019.

The NightGarden is an immersive night attraction that blends entertainment, unique photo-worthy moments, a variety of local food options and fun for all through a stunning experience created by leading artists, sculptors and designers.

“Families and friends are constantly craving new ways to experience life together, let loose and simply disconnect from their screens, especially during this time of year,” said Mark Manuel, CEO of Kilburn Media, the team behind the live event production through Kilburn Live. “With The NightGarden, we aim to create an event where our guests can experience the unbelievable.”

“The mystical NightGarden will help visitors escape to the gorgeous setting of the world-famous Fairchild Garden. This experience is a chance for the community to suspend reality for a few hours, have fun and explore the world in a whole new light,” added Max Painter, Creative Producer of The NightGarden.

The captivating experience will span 23 acres at Fairchild, featuring a collection of highly-interactive landscapes augmented by spectacular 360-degree lighting, illusions and special effects. Highlights of The NightGarden include talking trees, illuminated mazes, engaging scavenger hunts, a whimsical fairyland and growing dandelion field, among other supernatural surprises.

“The NightGarden is an experience unlike any other – a perfect synergy of out-of-this-world fantasy and stunning sensations inspired by real life phenomenon,” said Nannette Zapata, Chief Operating Officer at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. “We can’t wait to share the magic with visitors, our members, the community and beyond.”

While exploring The NightGarden, guests can enjoy food and drink offerings by some of Miami’s top-rated eateries. The full lineup of partners will be announced on Nov. 1.

The NightGarden will be open seven days a week, Sundays through Thursdays from 6-10 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 6-11 p.m.* Presale tickets can be purchased at TheNightGarden.com for as low as $20 for children under 10 and $28 for adults; and available at the Shop at Fairchild box office. Season passes are available for unlimited visits to The NightGarden, and special prices offered to Fairchild members.

Guests are invited to capture their experience and share the magic on social media by tagging @NightGardenExperience on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and using the hashtag #NightGarden. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road Miami, FL 33156. For more information on The NightGarden and to purchase tickets, visit TheNightGarden.com.

*Holiday hours vary, blackout dates apply. Check website for full schedule.


About Kilburn Live

Kilburn Live is the live events division of Kilburn Media and focuses on producing high quality family live entertainment in partnership with some of the world’s most well-known and beloved IP. A division of Kilburn Media, a diversified media and entertainment company, Kilburn Live’s mission is to help families get off of their screens and experience life together.

About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild Garden is currently celebrating its 80th anniversary in the community. Established in 1938 and comprising 83 acres, Fairchild is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to the future of plants. The world-renowned plant collections feature palms, cycads, orchids, tropical fruit trees and more. Fairchild has the largest education program of any metropolitan area, reaching more than 300,000 schoolchildren each year with programs like The Fairchild Challenge, The Million Orchid Project, Growing Beyond Earth, and its BioTECH High School. Special events include Chocolate, Mango, and Orchid Festivals in addition to art exhibitions, concerts, plant sales and more. Information at www.fairchildgarden.org and follow at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Fairchild is supported by contributions from members and friends, and in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, , the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissions, and the City of Coral Gables.

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