A world-class collection of American art, stunning architecture, and 120 acres of Ozark forest with five miles of trails. Admission to the museum is always free.
Use this blog to plan your Summer 2021 visit to the museum.
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Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset.
Montreal-based multimedia and entertainment studio Moment Factory created and produced North Forest Lights exclusively for Crystal Bridges using the environment of the museum’s surrounding forest to come up with five light and sound installations that bring the soul of the forest to life.
North Forest Lights is back for a second season in Crystal Bridges’ North Forest! Montreal-based multimedia and entertainment studio Moment Factory created and produced North Forest Lights exclusively for Crystal Bridges using the environment of the museum’s surrounding forest to come up with five light and sound installations that bring the soul of the forest to life.
To plan your trip, here’s what you can expect during Season 2 of the North Forest Lights experience, open now.
We’re asking that all guests attending North Forest Lights park at the additional parking lot at the top of the hill (across the street from the Amazeum). From there, guests can cross the street and check in at the North Forest Lights kiosk (pictured above). This kiosk will be the command center where tickets will be scanned and accessibility needs can be handled (keep scrolling for accessibility info). This kiosk will also serve as the lost and found destination for items or members of your party should you get separated.
North Forest Lights will be open in the evening hours after sunset, and times will vary depending on the twilight hour each day. When you purchase your ticket, you will note the 15-minute window in which you’d like to attend. Departure times are broken out every 15 minutes to regulate the flow of traffic in the experience.
You will then make your way down the path into the North Forest. Once you hit the Deer sculpture by Tony Tasset, turn right, and you’ve made it to North Forest Lights!
– This is a night-time, outdoor event, so please check the weather before you go and dress accordingly.
– Well-behaved dogs on a leash are allowed in North Forest Lights.
– No outside food and drinks will be allowed inside, but guests are welcome to enjoy the seasonal snacks and drinks available at The Village
In addition to the five, unique installations that make up North Forest Lights, there is a special area called The Village (located in the food truck area) where guests will have the opportunity to purchase drinks (hot cocoa, coffee, wine, beer, etc.), snacks (hot dogs, cronuts, roasted pecans, loaded fries, etc.), and spice up your hot chocolate with Irish cream, salted caramel or peppermint schnapps. Branded merchandise is also available, including glow gear!