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UTOPIAN GARDEN – A PLACE TO BECOME A BETTER YOU
From Berlin to Tacoma comes a dynamic project by the world-renowned, visionary design studio flora&faunavisions. Utopian Garden will bloom as an immersive, fully interactive experience where creativity and science come together in the natural world. Utopian Garden invites the audience to actively participate in a vivid immersion of nature at the Tacoma Armory. “We will fully engage visitors in both the science and mystery of Mother Earth, activating optimism of the amazing possibilities of our world,” says David Fischer, Executive Director of Tacoma Arts Live. Using a carefully applied understanding of art, science and nature, alongside the inspiring ideas of revered thinkers such as Ada Lovelace, Carl Linnaeus, and Claude Monet, Utopian Garden explores universal themes of creation and the power of human connection as a means of creating - and saving - our future.
The journey through Utopian Garden is one of ‘edutainment,’ combining fun and learning. An all-ages experience, Utopian Garden takes visitors on a rapturous journey where state-of-the-art projection mapping and fully interactive sensors allow the audience to co-create a design in nature, their own unique utopian garden. A dynamic and responsive sound design ensures every sense is activated. During a storyline in three parts, visitors are first invited to explore the dreams and ideas around “utopia.” Then, a series of breath-taking, interactive, game-like sequences immerse the visitor in real-life and fanciful possibilities where nature, science and art itself combine to teach better understanding of the complex nature of our world. In the end, visitors connect their actions and the beauty they helped create with hope and positivity for the future.
An additional hands-on workshop area picks up where the utopian immersive dream leaves off. An educational experience offering the chance for reflection and further understanding, the space provides the community with the opportunity to connect, to ask questions and deepen their understanding.
- Friday, May. 12 - Thursday, Jun. 29, 2023
- Location: 1001 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA
- Phone: (253) 346-1721
- Time: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
- Price: Weekdays: $39, Weekends: $49, Student*: $19, Children 3-6*: $12, Children under 2: FREE, Third Thursday of each month is half off standard admission from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (*Ticket must be purchased over the phone or in person at the Box Office)