Sunset Safari – The African Sundowner

Join us for a traditional African Safari Sundowner or safari happy hour. The cocktails and dinner are just the beginning! After the Zoo closes, we will have a private adventure filled with up-close animal ambassador encounters, exclusive, small group tours throughout the Zoo, and special animal experiences.

Registration Opens March 5th


Date: April 24, April 30, May 7, May 22, June 4, June 19

Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Cost: $140 member/$150 non-member

Attendees will enjoy a build-your-own taco buffet dinner and two drinks while overlooking our Giraffe Ridge. Dinner includes vegetarian options. Please contact [email protected] if you have specific food limitations.

The maximum number of attendees is 40. Attendees will be grouped into 10 or fewer and paired with an instructor.

What will be required to attend a program?

Prior to entering the building, a Zoo employee will conduct a temperature check using a touchless thermometer, on all attendees.
All attendees will be required to wear masks at all times, except while eating or drinking.
Zoo employees are required to wear masks at all times.

Are there any exceptions to wearing masks ?

Any participant must wear a mask. Due to the nature of the Sunset Safari experience, it is our priority to keep all attendees, animals and staff safe. Live animal encounters allow attendees to be up close and personal with a variety of animals, including mammals that may be susceptible to the disease.

Will I be grouped with other attendees?

Yes, Education Instructors will lead groups of 10 on hikes and for live animal encounters. You and your registration group may be placed with other attendees.

Will Zoo Educators be wearing masks during class?

Zoo staff are required to wear a mask at all times. Educators may take their masks off to drink water but will stay distanced during these moments.

What is your cleaning protocol?

The Cincinnati Zoo staff will be cleaning shared spaces (like bathrooms) with approved COVID-19 cleaning supplies following CDC guidelines. Staff will take attendees to private bathrooms for hand washing throughout the program and/or utilizing hand sanitizer.

Will groups be socially distanced?

It is not currently a guideline for attendees to maintain 6’ distance within their group for an entire program. All  groups will remain a safe distance apart at all times, and shared spaces will be disinfected between use.

Attendees will be using private restrooms not accessible to the general public.

Will I be around members of the public?

The Zoo closes at 5pm and will not be open. There may be times when another event is happening around the Zoo in which instructors will do their best to maintain a safe distance.

Will time be spend time indoors?

Programs will have a variety of indoor and outdoor experiences. However, your group will spend the majority of the program outdoors for activities, hikes, and games.

CALL OR EMAIL: 513-559-7767 OR [email protected]