A series of 22 illuminated spheres transform Discovery Green and the plaza at Avenida Houston into a magical moonscape. Ranging in size from six to 30 feet in diameter, moonGARDEN features 11 shadow “theaters” that tell the diverse, dynamic story of Houston and Discovery Green, as well as interactive works that allow visitors to become part of the experience. This is the largest ever created by Lucion Traveling Light of Montreal. Free. Visible during all park hours; activated nightly 6 p.m.-12 a.m.
Sept. 29, 7:30-10 p.m. Opening night activities include: Cirque la Vie and other performances throughout the park, a screening of Moonstruck (1988, PG, 102 min.) and more!
Sept. 30, 7:30-10 p.m.: Bring your sweetie to "Moon Dance", a romantic evening at moonGARDEN. After a stroll among the magical moonscape, dance to the Moon-inspired playlist with Dance Houston – salsa, tango, ballroom, swing and more. Shy? Have the Inprint poetry buskers help express your feelings.
Oct 1, 2 and 3 Twilight Tours, 7-8 p.m.: Join the creators of moonGARDEN for a guided tour of their latest creation. Meet the tour guide at the Cosy Bubble, shown in photo, for a one-hour look into the magic and making of moonGARDEN. Please note: Departure time is 7pm, arrive 10-15 minutes before. We also recommend wearing comfortable shoes. 7-8 p.m.
Oct. 5, 7-9 p.m.: Discovery Green hosts a pajama party for the city of Houston at “Goodnight, Moon,” a family-friendly event at moonGARDEN. Milk and cookies will be served, celebrity readers will share the beloved children’s book in the languages of Houston. The Astrological Society will be on hand with telescopes for star-gazing.
Visitors to moonGARDEN will have special food and beverage options. A moonGARDEN Lounge presented by IKEA Houston will be set up on the Jones Lawn throughout the 10 days the exhibition. The Lake House at Discovery Green will operate an outdoor café serving beer, wine and soft drinks on Sept. 29–30 and Oct. 4-7, noon to 10 p.m. The Lakehouse Café will be open Oct. 1–3, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Grove will extend happy hour until their regular closing hours each night. The Grove will also feature artisanal Moon Pies, and cocktails made with – naturally – Moon Shine.
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