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Information for Lightscape Visitors

Information for Lightscape Visitors

We look forward to welcoming you to Lightscape! Resources on this page can help you prepare for your visit.

Arrival & Entrance

Our goal is to speed admission by staggering entry times, although there may still be a short wait at the entrance.

  • Use the Visitor Center entrance at 990 Washington Avenue.
  • Please have your tickets ready for scanning. Your entry window is indicated on your tickets.
  • We encourage visitors to take public transportation. Limited attended parking (for a fee) and bike rack space is available on-site on a first-come-first-served basis. Scooters and bikes are not allowed in the Garden.
  • Wheelchairs for visitor use are available at the Visitor Center on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Come prepared for the elements by dressing warmly and wearing suitable footwear.
  • Lightscape takes place in all weather, but if we’re required to cancel for safety reasons, the Garden will notify ticketholders via email and SMS before 2 p.m. with instructions for rebooking.

The Route & Installations

Lightscape takes place outdoors along a one-way, mile-long trail that circles the Garden. The route is paved, accessible, and well marked.

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A yellow line indicates a route looping into the Garden from the Visitor Center and out at Eastern Parkway. Along the route are stars and icons showing locations of installations, food & drink, and bathrooms.

Seventeen works of light art are on view, among them the Winter Cathedral tunnel, Fire Garden, Neon Waves across Cherry Esplanade, and new light-based artworks by local artists.

Lightscape also makes dramatic use of BBG’s living and built landscapes—its majestic trees, curving landscape, and historic buildings—by bathing them in dramatic sprays of color and patterns. Along the trail, visitors will hear a curated soundtrack representing the diversity of Brooklyn’s winter cultural traditions.

Preview the Installations

Food & Beverages

Concessions selling hot drinks and light fare are available along the route.

  • Hot chocolate and cider are available at the Visitor Center at the start (and end) of the trail.
  • Mulled wine is available at a kiosk near the Hanabi installation.
  • The Canteen, located south of Lily Pool Terrace, offers light fare, snacks, hot drinks, and beer and wine.
  • Please have your credit card ready; some concessions are cashless. You must be 21 or over to buy alcohol.
  • Outside food and drink are not permitted, apart from bottled water, baby bottles, and pocket snacks for individuals with dietary restrictions.

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Bathroom Locations

Bathrooms are available in the Visitor Center, off Lily Pool Terrace on both ends, near the Herb Garden and Night Birds installation, and near the base of the Overlook.

Garden Shop

The Garden Shop is open during Lightscape. The shop carries gifts, souvenirs, and apparel.

Garden Etiquette

  • Help protect our plant collections. Please stay on the trail and do not pick flowers, climb trees, or step in planted beds.
  • Photography is allowed; tripods, drones, and commercial photography are not. Please share your photos on social media and tag @brooklynbotanic #LightscapeBrooklyn.

Garden Rules

Weather Conditions

Lightscape takes place rain, snow, or shine, but if we’re required to cancel for safety reasons, the Garden will notify ticketholders by email and/or SMS by 2 p.m. with instructions for rebooking.

Visitor Services

Ticket exchanges are subject to availability and allowed without charge through November 15, 2022. After November 15, there is a $10 exchange fee per order. Please contact Showclix (866-220-4001, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., every day but Christmas) to choose a new visit date. Exchanges must be made in advance of the ticketed entry time. There are no refunds.

For other frequently asked questions, see Lightscape FAQ.

For questions about membership, see Membership FAQ.

Customer Support

For all questions about tickets, contact ShowClix at 866-220-4001 or visit their support site.

Support

Lead Sponsor, Con Edison

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Supporting Partner, JP Morgan Chase

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In partnership with Sony Music
Illuminated trail created by Culture Creative

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Image, top of page: Copyright Sony Music