Forget Wildflowers, This Field of Light Is the Coolest Springtime Activity in California
Located just three hours north of Los Angeles travelers can find what can only be described as one of the coolest outdoor art exhibits in the nation.
Artist Bruce Munro fully transformed a hillside farm in Paso Robles into an outdoor walk-through art experience known as "Field of Light at Sensorio." To create the 15-acre sprawling exhibit, Munro used more than 58,800 stemmed spheres lit by fiber-optics to “gently illuminate the landscape in subtle blooms of morphing color that describe the undulating landscape,” the space’s website explained. Best of all, the entire piece is powered by solar, making it a completely green exhibit to enjoy.
The space is open from Thursday to Sunday nights with several ticketing options available, including general admission for $30 to VIP experiences at $115.
At the general admission level, guests gain access to the exhibit at varying times, including 7, 8, and 8:30 pm slots. However, once in, guests can stay as long as they’d like up until closing.
But, for those looking for a bit grander experience the VIP pass is the way to go. It includes admission to the exhibit as well as entrance to the VIP terrace, giving the best vantage point to see the entire field. It also comes with a customizable picnic dinner with a choice of entree, main, and dessert, all of which come in an insulated keepsake tote bag. It even comes with two drink tickets for a choice of cocktail or soft drink.
And don’t worry, general admission people, there are still plenty of food options for you thanks to the food trucks inside the space.
Though the star of the show is most certainly the lights that flicker on after dark there’s still plenty to see and do before the sun goes down. That includes live music, games, and more.
Sensorio is truly a place to come, find a bit of quiet, and take in art your way. Just make sure to wear comfortable shoes as the walk around the property can take some time, but it’s all wildly worth it. The exhibit will remain open through June 30, 2020, however, that too may change as it has already extended its closing date twice due to popularity. Still, maybe don’t risk it and visit now rather than later.