A couple of weeks back I visited the Calgary Zoo at night to enjoy Illuminasia, a lantern & garden festival presented by Sinopec Canada.
I was deeply impressed.
The concept captured cultural aspects of China, Japan and India through food, garden and art. All at night.
One would think that a zoo has a fixed schedule, and that there’s nothing to do at it after 8 pm.
That’s not the case here, and that’s fantastic.
I learned two lessons from that experience:
- Culture can be transmitted through creativity at a zoo. It’s not an exclusive thing from libraries or museums.
- Art is a way of expressing knowledge.
I love you, Calgary Zoo.