On CHIHULY Nights, the exhibition is infused with a magical energy as the artworks are spectacularly illuminated amid NYBG’s sweeping vistas and magnificent Conservatory. After sunset, the atmosphere is thrilling: experience the heightened drama and luminous quality of Dale Chihuly’s colors and forms when lit under the evening sky. In the Visitor Center plaza, a rotating lineup of performing artists and musicians provides entertainment while you relax and enjoy shopping, food, and Avión Tequila cocktails available for purchase.
Advance purchase recommended to guarantee admission; events do sell out. Events are rain or shine. Read on for tips to help you plan your visit.
Children (2–12): $18
Children under 2: Free
Member Adults: $28
Member Children (2–12): $13
Children under 2: Free
About the Exhibition & Artist
Learn more about the first Chihuly installation to come to New York in more than 10 years, complemented with installations created specifically for NYBG.
Dining at CHIHULY Nights
Enjoy al fresco food, Avión Tequila cocktails, and more for a perfect night out in every season.
Hudson Garden Grill | Across from the Conservatory
Extended hours, Thursdays only, July–October; 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Nestled within the 40-acre Ross Conifer Arboretum, Hudson Garden Grill is the first full-service dining destination to open on NYBG grounds, offering innovative New American cuisine and locally sourced ingredients.
Make reservations by calling 646.627.7711 or on opentable.com
The Pine Tree Café | Leon Levy Visitor Center
Open until 9 p.m. during CHIHULY Nights, enjoy artisanal panini, pizza, signature salads, treats, and more.
The Cantina* | Leon Levy Visitor Center
Hot dogs, pretzels, snacks, Avión Tequila margaritas, and beer.
Burger Truck | Near Mosholu Gate
Burgers, fries, brownies, Avión Tequila margaritas, and assorted beverages.
Conservatory Plaza Bar* | In front of the Conservatory
Hot dogs, pretzels, Avión Tequila margaritas, Jacob’s Creek wine,
Perrier-Jouët champagne, beer, and assorted beverages.
A rotating lineup of performing artists and musicians sets the stage for an entirely different CHIHULY experience.
Young Garden Circle Lounge
On October 28, upgrade your experience for skip-the-line access, an open bar, and light bites. Or become a Young Garden Circle member and attend YGC events throughout the year for free.
Tips for Your Visit
Make the most out of your CHIHULY Nights visit.
Special tickets must be purchased for CHIHULY Nights and are discounted for Members. Guest passes are not accepted. We strongly recommend reserving in advance, as sell out is likely.
CHIHULY Nights take place at night and darkness is required to fully enjoy the experience. Optimal viewing varies, but generally follows this monthly schedule: April: 8 p.m.; May, June, & July: 8:30 p.m.; August: 8 p.m.; September & October: 7 p.m. CHIHULY Nights take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.; arrive at any time during this time range.
Plan for approximately two hours to experience CHIHULY Nights. Tram service does not operate at night. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Library Building is closed during CHIHULY Nights. Access to the Conservatory is granted on a space-available basis and there may be a wait on peak days.
LGBT @ NYBG
June 17 & October 5 (LGBT Night)
NYBG is a member of NGLCCNY and proud to partner with them and the Loft for the LGBT @ NYBG series. LGBT @ NYBG is an initiative that hosts events throughout the year to celebrate the LGBT community.
A Look into CHIHULY Nights