A light and sound experience
December 2, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Light up the season with Night Bloom, a five-week light and sound exhibition.
Immerse yourself in an illuminated Conservatory of Flowers bursting with vibrant and luminous displays.
Rooms evoking the tropics will dazzle in this interactive nighttime experience. Journey through the five galleries and be transported with Night Bloom.
- Prism: Colorful beams will pique your curiosity and encourage exploration.
- Glow: Reflect in the glimmer of glowing ponds.
- Bloom: Play and embrace your imagination.
- And much, much more!
NIGHT BLOOM CALENDAR
Night Bloom runs on select evenings from December 2, 2018 through January 6, 2019.
General Adult | $27
Kids 8 and under | Free
Members | $20
Night Bloom Express | $39
General admission tickets are timed.
Skip the wait. Grab a Night Bloom Express ticket and skip the line.
Members get more. Join today and enjoy a discounted ticket. Learn more.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
+ Ooh. What’s Night Bloom?
Night Bloom is a light art and sound experience with installations dispersed throughout the Conservatory of Flowers. Walking is the primary means of viewing the exhibit. Just under one mile of walking is required to experience every element. Visitors may repeat the walk as many times as they like.
See our calendar of events here.
+ I’m in! How do I buy a ticket?
Funny you ask. We recommend purchasing your ticket in advance as this event is likely to sell out. First, click here. Then select a date and time.
+ I’m a member or interested in joining. Do I get a discount?
Conservatory members receive discounted admission at select events, including Night Bloom! Enter your membership number at check out to see the discounted rate.
Join the Conservatory of Flowers membership program today and enjoy a discounted ticket. Learn more.
+ Where can I find a map of Night Bloom?
+ What is a timed ticket?
Timed entry helps to ensure that all visitors enjoy their Night Bloom experience. There is a 30-minute grace period for timed entry; entry is not guaranteed if you arrive more than 30 minutes after your ticketed time. Want more flexibility? Check out our Night Bloom Express (hyperlink to go here) ticket!
If you arrive more than 30 minutes after the time on your ticket, entry is not guaranteed.
+ Does my child need a ticket?
Children 8 and under are free and do not require a ticket.
+ Are refunds/exchanges offered?
Refunds/exchanges are not offered for Night Bloom ticket purchases due to the high volume of ticket sales. In the event that you are unable to use your ticket, please consider your purchase a donation to the Conservatory of Flowers, a 501c3 non-profit. Tax I.D. 23-7131784
+ Are tickets sold at the door?
In the case of an event not selling out, tickets will be available at the door at a higher rate than the online ticket
+ Is my ticket good for daytime admission to the Conservatory of Flowers?
No, your ticket is only good for the Night Bloom event.
+ Are pets allowed?
Pets are not allowed into the Night Bloom event or the Conservatory of Flowers. Service animals welcome.
+ Is there food and beverage available for purchase?
Yes. Food trucks and beverage stations will be available on site.
+ Is the Night Bloom event accessible?
The Conservatory of Flowers is wheelchair accessible for both motorized and non-motorized chairs.
Disabled parking is located at the east side of the building and also on John F. Kennedy Drive in front of the Conservatory. Drop-off ramp access to the Conservatory is available on the west side of the building near the public restrooms. Strollers are not allowed in the Conservatory.
Accessible restrooms are located on the west side of the Conservatory.
+ Are flashing lights present and is there a seizure warning?
Yes, please be aware the Night Bloom contains light and video projections which may be problematic for individuals with light and sensory sensitivity. WARNING: This event may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.
+ Are the lights displayed at Night Bloom harmful to the plants in the collection?
Conservatory horticulturalists assure that the lights used in the Night Bloom exhibit will not damage the plants in any foreseeable way. Specifically, the lights used in the exhibit will not heat the plant tissues above normal nighttime temperatures, do not use light sources that are harmful to plant tissues (such as ultraviolet radiation), and are not intense enough to interrupt circadian rhythms of plant metabolic processes.
+ Are strollers allowed in the event?
Due to ADA accessibility requirements, strollers are not allowed inside the Conservatory to allow for wheelchair access. Due to a high volume of ticket sales there is no check-in available for strollers at the Night Bloom event.
+ How should I dress?
We recommend dressing in layers as it will be cold outdoors but warm indoors.
+ If it rains, is Night Bloom cancelled?
Night Bloom is both indoors and outdoors and is a rain or shine event. Food and drink are available outside the Conservatory of Flowers and may have lines, please dress accordingly.
+ What’s the best way to get to the Conservatory of Flowers?
We recommend taking public transportation to the event, if possible. Plan your travel with public transit: www.511.org
Ride share riders should request to be dropped off at Conservatory Access Road.
Parking is available in front of the Conservatory on John F. Kennedy Drive (south) and Conservatory Drive (north, west, and east). However, space is extremely limited so public transit or last mile services like Lyft and Uber are encouraged using 100 John F. Kennedy drive as our drop off or pick up location.
Did you know you can apply a portion of your Night Bloom ticket toward the price of a membership at Night Bloom? Visit the Membership Services Desk in the Gift Shop for more details.
All members receive discounted pricing on admission. Members also receive a 10% discount in the Conservatory Gift Shop.
+ Is photography allowed at Night Bloom?
Photos at Night Bloom are allowed for personal use only. Photos cannot be used for commercial purposes. Monopod, tripods, and selfie sticks are not permitted at the Conservatory of Flowers as pathways must remain clear.
Please feel free to share photos on social media using #NightBloom
+ Can I host my corporate or private party at Night Bloom?
Absolutely! Please email rentals(at)sfcof.org for more information.
Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from another side of the world, or a classroom of budding botanists, the Conservatory of Flowers offers an intimate up-close experience with rare and endangered plants unlike any other. Come see what treasures await you!
Golden Gate Park | 100 John F. Kennedy Drive | San Francisco, CA 94118 | 415-831-2090