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BLINK: Architects of Air luminarium transforms Washington Park into dome of color, light, sound

Posted at 6:09 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 13:47:11-04

CINCINNATI — It’s like exploring world-famous caves, but so much more.

WCPO got a sneak peek at one of BLINK 2019’s biggest and brightest attractions - the Architects of Air luminarium, Dodecalis - and it promises to be a treat for the entire family.

The domed display of color, light and sound covers half a football field at Washington Park.

Expect to walk through mazes and explore at your own pace.

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“We invite them to explore on their own, maybe get a little bit lost,” said manager Katie Gee. “We invite them to sit down in the structure, lean back against the walls and have their own experience when they come inside."

Each room has its own personality, Gee said.

"Maybe they find it more relaxing in the blue dome to sit down and more energizing in the red dome."

The whole experience is set to music, Gee said.

The music “creates the atmosphere for the visitor's journey once they come inside."

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And it's wheelchair accessible.

Dodecalis is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

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"We've put a lot of lighting all around the outside so that we can extend our opening hours," Gee said.

The display is handmade from Nottingham, England, and this is only its second stop, Gee said.

"We are very happy to have our display here in Cincinnati," she said.

Admission is $10, $5 for kids under 10, and free for kids under 2. Kids 16 and under must be with an adult.

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