Luminarium - "Arboria"


Advance tickets are sold out, but plenty of walk-up tickets are available for Saturday and Sunday.

Walk-up tickets are available at the sculpture for all days/times throughout the weekend. 

Admission is $5 per person. Admission will be offered on-site on a first-come basis. Advance tickets are no longer available.

Architects of Air have taken their soaring structures across the globe and are now coming to Cowles Commons with the “Arboria” Luminarium.  The inflatable walk-in sculpture from the United Kingdom is half the size of a football field and is a phenomenon of light, color and sound. Evoking a sense of wonder for people of all ages, the Luminarium offers a dazzling maze of winding paths and cavernous domes where visitors are invited to wander, lie down, or sit and enjoy the ambience. The luminarium is accessible to wheelchair users and individuals with mobility difficulties. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All patrons, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket to be permitted to enter. 

Please note that for the safety of the structure, guests are required to remove their shoes to enter the Luminarium (with rare exception for medical reasons).

Volunteers needed.
Learn how you can help guests experience this special event HERE.


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Ticket Information

Season Tickets: Not Available
Group Tickets: Not Available
Donors: Sold Out
General Public: Sold Out
Please note: all patrons, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket to be permitted to enter. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
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