Get ready for Lumagination 2020 at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens!

January 24, 2020

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Lumagination 2020 transforms the Buffalo Botanical Gardens into a magical world with state-of-the-art lighting and sound technology.

Visitors to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be amazed at Lumagination 2020. You’ll see a myriad of colorful special-effects, pieces of art, waterfalls, and thematic creations transform the familiar botanical gardens into something totally different.

The visionary tour through the magical world of Lumagination takes guests on a tour of the greenhouses, each with their own theme enhanced by light and sound. This year’s particular installment provides an aquatic “under-the-sea” experience.

Oversized coral will decorate the Main Palm Dome to give visitors the feeling of walking the sea floor, as fish are projected onto the ceiling above. The Aquatic Garden and Asia Rainforest will be laced with paper jellyfish and intricate lighting designs, while glow-in-the-dark plankton will illuminate the Desert Room. Other greenhouses display beautiful glass coral sculptures, optical rugs, and “sea aliens.”

The Wegmans Family will offer interactive fun for children of all ages.

Lumagination 2020 features the innovative work of undergraduate students and professors at the University at Buffalo School of Theatre and Dance. Their greenhouse will be packed with state-of-the-art technology, elaborate sculptures, and theatrical designs to deliver a dramatic show.

The gardens are located at 2655 South Park Avenue in Buffalo, New York.

January 24 – Launch Party – Tickets sold separately.

Tickets available online or at the door! Tickets purchased online can be used any night of Lumagination. Guest passes and coupons are not valid.

General Public Tickets:
$14 Adults
$12 Seniors (62+)
$12 Students (13+ with ID)
$6 Kids 3-12
Kids 2 and under free

Botanical Gardens Members’ Tickets:
$12 Adults
$10 Seniors (62+)
$10 Students (13+ with ID)
$6 Kids 3-12
Kids 2 and under free

For date and time information visit The Buffalo Botanical Gardens website at



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Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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