Art Zoo Wonder Gardens
From now till 3 Oct 2021, you can visit the Art Zoo Wonder Gardens at the Gardens by the Bay! Open daily from 10am to 7pm at the Supertree Grove, join the quest to find all the Art Zoo characters hiding in the Gardens.
The first order of the day is to pick up a trail booklet so you can discover the fun stories that the Art Zoo characters have. There are exclusive Art Zoo stickers, but only children will be able to redeem them upon completion of the activities in the booklet.
Pose for photos under Little Kong’s rainbow arch! The Supertrees in the background make for Instaworthy photos. Time for a new profile photo, perhaps?
Bruno Bear and the other giant inflatables may look inviting to bounce on, but they are off-limits this year. You can, however, take as many photos as your camera can manage and bring a piece of the Wonder Gardens home.
Cheerful Caterpillar is the leader of all creatures at the Art Zoo and she loves inviting visitors into the Wonder Gardens.
Snails are known to be excruciatingly slow. Not this one! Super Speedy Snail loves speeding around the Wonder Gardens after his meals.
Most of the giant inflatables are located close to each other, with the exception of the Radiant Rhino Beetle that is located a distance away, near the Meadow Bridge. You’ll need to visit it to complete an activity in the trail booklet! As part of the Children’s Festival, there are Little Critters’ Wonder workshops that you can sign your children up for on weekends.
Mid-Autumn Festival 2021
The theme of this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival at the Gardens is “Blessings”, to wish visitors good health and better days through the display of lanterns. The festivities happen daily at the Flower Dome and Outdoor Garden. To enjoy the full experience of the lantern displays, book a slot to the Flower Dome to check out Miffy Gardens, Origami Trees and the Rabbits’ Garden. Children enter the Flower Dome for free with paying adults.
Miffy lovers, rejoice! The Flower Dome is temporarily home to the iconic bunny and her family and friends. Spot Miffy nestled in flower lanterns in the Australian, South American and Mediterranean Gardens. Take selfies with Miffy during her Meet-and-Greet sessions on selected days and timings found here.
Origami Crane Trees
These “Origami Crane Trees” are made from 2,000 origami cranes lovingly hand-folded by 33 community groups, each one penned with words of blessings. The colourful origami tree is decorated with fairy lights, thus creating a sparkling effect when viewed at night. Therefore, it’s worth visiting the Flower Dome in the evening as well. According to legend, folding 1,000 origami cranes will make wishes come true.
The rabbit is a sign of selflessness, piety and sacrifice. It is said that the first person to find a rabbit in the Osmanthus tree forest will receive good blessings. Be the first amongst your family and friends to spot the Jade Rabbit for good blessings!
Colonnade of Lights
The “Colonnade of Lights” are a display of 1,000 round paper lanterns that adorn the walkway near the Supertrees. Each lantern is hand-painted by members of 33 community groups from various walks of life and adds on a certain charm as you stroll underneath them.
Korean Genre Paintings
Admire digital artwork by Korean traditional artists, Kim Hong-do and Kim Jun-geun, set against the backdrop of two traditional Korean houses. The Korean Genre Paintings are presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Korea Tourism Organization to introduce Korean artwork to the masses.
Sky Lanterns and Rabbits’ Trail at the Outdoor Gardens
The “Sky Lanterns” set has sky lanterns “floating” up a Supertree and scenic mountains that beautifully illuminate the night scenery. The deer and cranes are Chinese homophones for good fortune. In Chinese legend, the deer is the only animal which is able to find the fungus of immortality. In addition, the pine trees and cranes are often paired together as a symbol of good health and longevity. Therefore, the combination of cranes and deer are blessings for a long life.
Besides that, the Rabbits’ Trail features rabbit lanterns celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival. Catch the bunnies featured in various poses with iconic symbols of the festival including pomelos, lanterns and mooncakes.
15 Sep – 3 Oct 2021
Flower Dome: 9.00am – 9.00pm
Outdoor Gardens: 6.00pm – 10.00pm