When the Wildlife Experience Museum decides to do something, it does it all the way. So it goes without saying that the venues first-ever holiday lighting attraction, Winter WonderLights, also goes a step further. Opening tonight at 5:30 p.m., the fledgling spectacle has both indoor and outdoor components that set it apart from the holiday-lighting pack.
A journey that begins on a spectacular LED-lit nature trail -- before winding its way inside for letter-writing to Santa, holiday crafts and encounters with live elves, reindeer and the Clauses -- WonderLights promises to be a welcome addition to the southern quadrant of the metro area. Its something thats been missing from this area for a long time, says spokeswoman Tori Labs. Plus, its just a fun way to let people know about the museum -- and its wildlife educational pieces -- over the holidays. Of course, the educational qualities that come with the experience are well-cloaked: The museum will use its large-format screen to show the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas cartoon, and educational displays of winter animals will be included in the mix.
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Winter WonderLights continues at the museum, 10035 South Peoria Street in Parker, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Fridays through Sundays until December 28; admission ranges from $4.95 to $7.95 and is free for children under age two. Log on to www.thewildlifeexperience.com or call 720-488-3300.
Fridays-Sundays, 5:30-9 p.m. Starts: Nov. 28. Continues through Dec. 28, 2008