2018 Breakfast with the Animals!

Enjoy an up-close, unique breakfast experience from 7-9am! Early admission and parking are included, as well as a full breakfast buffet with coffee, juice, and mimosa bar. While breakfast is being served, the animals will wake up and enjoy enrichment treats left for them.

One of the head keepers will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about these amazing animals. After breakfast, and before other guests arrive, check out Hippo Cove for more animal action!

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Assorted House Baked Muffins and Pastries

Bagels and Croissants with Butter, Fruit Preserves, and Cream Cheese

Yogurt with Seasonal Fruit, Berries, and Granola

French Toast with Bananas, Caramel, and Candied Almonds

Frittata with Roasted Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Spinach and Cheddar Cheese

Thick Cut Bacon and Sausage Links

Baked Hash Brown Casserole

Mimosa Bar

Coffee, Assorted Tea, Orange Juice and Water


Breakfast with the African Lions

Saturday, May 5 – SOLD OUT

As a dominant predator on the African savannah, lions can take down the largest prey of any carnivore in the region. Imagine the breathtaking view you’ll have as the lions awaken and race to their special morning treats in the yard! A head keeper will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about these amazing animals.

Reservations are limited to 36 people; Event may be rescheduled or cancelled if less than 10 guests will be in attendance. Ticket price includes all day admission, parking, breakfast, and animal experience. This event is geared towards adults. No child or member discounts. In the case of inclement weather, a reschedule date will be announced by 5pm the day prior. Tickets are non refundable.

Tickets

Sold Out


Breakfast with the Elephants

Saturday, May 12 – SOLD OUT

From trunk to toe, Asia’s largest land mammal displays some amazing adaptations to life as a forest-dwelling herbivore. It is most famous for its trunk, which is indispensable for feeding, drinking, smelling, touching, communicating, and bathing. Watch as our male elephant, Sabu, is offered enrichment that encourages natural behaviors. A head keeper will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about these amazing animals.

Reservations are limited to 36 people; Event may be rescheduled or cancelled if less than 10 guests will be in attendance. Ticket price includes all day admission, parking, breakfast, and animal experience. This event is geared towards adults. No child or member discounts. In the case of inclement weather, a reschedule date will be announced by 5pm the day prior. Tickets are non refundable.

Tickets

Sold Out


Breakfast with the Hippos

Wednesday, June 6 – SOLD OUT

Watch our hippos engage in enrichment activities that mimic and encourage natural behavior. While the hippos enjoy their enrichment items, viewers will discover their varied and sometimes surprising personalities. A head keeper will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about our amazing hippo family.

Due to the sensitive nature and delicate health of our hippos, all members of the family may not be present at this event.

Reservations are limited to 36 people; Event may be rescheduled or cancelled if less than 10 guests will be in attendance. Ticket price includes all day admission, parking, breakfast, and animal experience. This event is geared towards adults. No child or member discounts. In the case of inclement weather, a reschedule date will be announced by 5pm the day prior. Tickets are non refundable.

Tickets

Sold Out


Breakfast with the Rhinos

Friday, June 15

Eastern black rhinos, native to Eastern and Central Africa, have two large horns made of keratin that they use for defense, intimidation, and feeding. An adult can weigh anywhere between 1,760 and 3,080 pounds, and newborns (calves) weigh between 73 – 121 pounds. Kendi is only the fifth eastern black rhino born in the last two years in North America, and the first to be born at the Cincinnati Zoo since 1999. There are fewer than 60 of his species in the entire North American Zoo population and fewer than 5,000 black rhinos remain in the world.

Start your morning with these critically endangered creatures while a head keeper provides fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about them. After breakfast, we will invite you to the fence line as the rhino care team coaxes them to the lower level of their habitat for an up close and personal view.

Reservations are limited to 36 people; Event may be rescheduled or cancelled if less than 10 guests will be in attendance. Ticket price includes all day admission, parking, breakfast, and animal experience. This event is geared towards adults.  No child or member discounts. In the case of inclement weather, a reschedule date will be announced by 5pm the day prior. Tickets are non refundable. 

Tickets

$75/person

Purchase Tickets to Rhino Breakfast on June 15

Family Breakfast

Sunday, June 24
8:00am – 9:30am
Africa Deck

Have you ever wanted to have breakfast with a beast? Join us for a wild morning full of animal visitors! Encounter animal friends on the path to the Africa Deck. Enjoy a delicious, kid-friendly continental breakfast as the African Savanna awakens and friendly Animal Ambassadors stroll from table to table to meet you! Surprise guests and exclusive animal meet and greets are also part of the experience.

Tickets

Member:

$33 (13+)/$25 (child ages 2-12)

Non-member:

$39 (13+)/$31 (child ages 2-12)

(under 2 is free)

Purchase Tickets to the Family Breakfast on June 24

In the case of inclement weather, a reschedule date will be announced by 5pm the day prior. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets include admission, breakfast, and animal appearances. Parking is not included and is charged on exit, if not a member.

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CUSTOM MENU:

Doughnuts

Bagels and Cream Cheese

Yogurt Cups

Fresh sliced fruit and berries

Freshly brewed regular and decaf coffee

Orange juice

Milk

Iced Tea

Water


Breakfast with the Gorillas

Friday, July 13

The gorilla is the largest living primate. Despite its massive size and ferocious reputation, the gorilla is actually a peaceful and social animal. Gorillas and humans are close relatives, and share many things in common. Enjoy breakfast at our brand new gorilla habitat where floor to ceiling viewing glass allows you to connect with these intelligent and personable creatures. One of our head keepers will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about our fascinating gorilla family group.

Reservations are limited to 36 people; Event may be rescheduled or cancelled if less than 10 guests will be in attendance. Ticket price includes all day admission, parking, breakfast, and animal experience. This event is geared towards adults. No child or member discounts. In the case of inclement weather, a reschedule date will be announced by 5pm the day prior. Tickets are non refundable.

Tickets

$75/person

Purchase Tickets to Gorilla Breakfast on July 13

 


Breakfast with the Hippos

Saturday, July 21 – SOLD OUT

Watch our hippos engage in enrichment activities that mimic and encourage natural behavior. While the hippos enjoy their enrichment items, viewers will discover their varied and sometimes surprising personalities. A head keeper will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about our amazing hippo family.

Due to the sensitive nature and delicate health of our hippos, all members of the family may not be present at this event.

Reservations are limited to 36 people; Event may be rescheduled or cancelled if less than 10 guests will be in attendance. Ticket price includes all day admission, parking, breakfast, and animal experience. This event is geared towards adults. No child or member discounts. In the case of inclement weather, a reschedule date will be announced by 5pm the day prior. Tickets are non refundable.

Tickets

SOLD OUT


Breakfast with the Hippos

Friday, August 3

Watch our hippos engage in enrichment activities that mimic and encourage natural behavior. While the hippos enjoy their enrichment items, viewers will discover their varied and sometimes surprising personalities. A head keeper will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about our amazing hippo family.

Due to the sensitive nature and delicate health of our hippos, all members of the family may not be present at this event.

Reservations are limited to 36 people; Event may be rescheduled or cancelled if less than 10 guests will be in attendance. Ticket price includes all day admission, parking, breakfast, and animal experience. This event is geared towards adults. No child or member discounts. In the case of inclement weather, a reschedule date will be announced by 5pm the day prior. Tickets are non refundable.

Tickets

$150/person

Purchase Tickets to Hippo Breakfast on August 3

Breakfast with the Manatee

Saturday, August 11

Also called the sea cow, the manatee is the only herbivorous mammal specially designed to live its entire life in the water. The Cincinnati Zoo is one of two U.S. Zoos outside of Florida that participate in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Manatee Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release Program. Have breakfast inside the manatee exhibit and visit with our 3 new baby boys, Miles, Pippen, and Matthew while their care team talks with you about their story and other amazing facts.

Reservations are limited to 40 people; Event may be rescheduled or cancelled if less than 10 guests will be in attendance. Ticket price includes all day admission, parking, breakfast, and animal experience. This event is geared towards adults. No child or member discounts. In the case of inclement weather, a reschedule date will be announced by 5pm the day prior. Tickets are non refundable.

Tickets

$75/person

Purchase Tickets to Manatee Breakfast on August 11

Breakfast with the Gorillas

Saturday, August 25

The gorilla is the largest living primate. Despite its massive size and ferocious reputation, the gorilla is actually a peaceful and social animal. Gorillas and humans are close relatives, and share many things in common. Enjoy breakfast at our brand new gorilla habitat where floor to ceiling viewing glass allows you to connect with these intelligent and personable creatures. One of our head keepers will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about our fascinating gorilla family group.

Reservations are limited to 36 people; Event may be rescheduled or cancelled if less than 10 guests will be in attendance. Ticket price includes all day admission, parking, breakfast, and animal experience. This event is geared towards adults. No child or member discounts. In the case of inclement weather, a reschedule date will be announced by 5pm the day prior. Tickets are non refundable.

Tickets

$75/person

Purchase Tickets to Gorilla Breakfast on August 25

Breakfast with the African Lions

Wednesday, September 12

As a dominant predator on the African savannah, lions can take down the largest prey of any carnivore in the region. Imagine the breathtaking view you’ll have as the lions awaken and race to their special morning treats in the yard! A head keeper will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about these amazing animals.

Reservations are limited to 36 people; Event may be rescheduled or cancelled if less than 10 guests will be in attendance. Ticket price includes all day admission, parking, breakfast, and animal experience. This event is geared towards adults. No child or member discounts. In the case of inclement weather, a reschedule date will be announced by 5pm the day prior. Tickets are non refundable.

Tickets

$75/person

Purchase Tickets to Lion Breakfast on September 12

For questions, please contact the Group Sales team: [email protected] or 513-487-3481

 

Reservations are limited to 36 people; Event may be rescheduled or cancelled if less than 10 guests will be in attendance. Ticket price includes all day admission, parking, breakfast, and animal experience. This event is geared towards adults. No child or member discounts. In the case of inclement weather, a reschedule date will be announced by 5pm the day prior. Tickets are non refundable.

 

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