When the animals go to bed at night, the forests fill with art and light.

The Minnesota Lottery is proud to sponsor Nature Illuminated at the Minnesota Zoo. Nature Illuminated is a one-of-a kind experience featuring larger than life, lighted art installations of some of our favorite wildlife at the zoo. Travel the drive-thru trail to see the world’s most endearing and endangered animals from the arctic to the grasslands; you’ll see polar bears, penguin, moose, the Rusty Patched Bumblebee (the official state bee of Minnesota) and more.

These inflatable figures were locally produced by Landmark Creations in Burnsville with reusable materials. Watch these talented artists bring the adorable Red Panda to life.

Want a chance to win a prize pack from the lottery and the Minnesota Zoo? From December 6th – January 9th, Nature Illuminated guests 18+ can share a photo of their favorite Nature Illuminated animal on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and tag MN Lottery & MN Zoo.

Nature Illuminated at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley runs from December 3rd – January 17th. Tickets are available at mnzoo.org. A magical world is waiting for you this holiday season.