Luminarium set to return to Cowles Commons this fall

The popular light and air sculpture known as a “Luminarium” will return to Cowles Commons Sept. 28. – Oct. 7. After wowing visitors in Sept. 2016 with “Luminarium Arboria,” an entirely new”Luminarium,” known as “Albesila,” will animate the Commons this fall. Tickets will be available at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at, the Civic Center Ticket Office, or by phone at (515) 246-2300. Please see below for additional details.

Admission is $5 day-of standby admission, $15 advance reserved time. (A limited number of reserved tickets will be available).

This inflatable walk-in monument from the United Kingdom is half the size of a football field and offers a phenomenon of light, color and sound. Evoking a sense of wonder for people of all ages, the Luminarium is a dazzling maze of winding paths and cavernous domes where visitors are invited to wander, lie down, or sit and enjoy the ambience.

Volunteers Needed:

DMPA is building a dynamic team of volunteer docents to guide guests as they experience the “Albesila” Luminarium. This opportunity is ideal for those interested in art, architecture, event management, theater, culture and education. For more information on becoming a volunteer please visit:

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