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Breakfast with the Lions – Sold Out

May 11 and September 26

As a dominant predator on the African savanna, 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.

The Vine Parking Lot will open at 6:45am for your arrival. Please present your admission ticket to the turnstiles staff in order to enter the Zoo. A map to the venue will be sent to you and there will be signs leading to the event site. Present your parking pass to the lot attendants upon exiting.
A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you closer to the event date.

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.


Breakfast with the Gorillas -Sold Out

May 17 and July 26

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.

The Vine Parking lot will open at 7:15am for your arrival. Please present your admission ticket to the turnstiles staff in order to enter the Zoo. Directions to the Vine Street Parking Lot will be emailed to you and there will be signs in the Zoo leading you to the event site. Present your parking pass to the lot attendants upon exiting. A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you closer to the event date.

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.


Breakfast with the Giraffe – Sold Out

May 31

Marked with jagged spots, the Masai Giraffe, also known as the Kilimanjaro Giraffe, is the largest subspecies of giraffe. As the tallest animals in the world, giraffes have a clear view of their surroundings on the African savanna. Enjoy breakfast at eye level with these graceful creatures while a keeper chats with you about giraffe facts and their own personal stories.

The Vine Parking lot will open at 6:45am for your arrival. Please present your admission ticket to the turnstiles staff in order to enter the Zoo. Directions to the Vine Street Parking Lot will be emailed to you and there will be signs in the Zoo leading you to the event site. Present your parking pass to the lot attendants upon exiting. A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you closer to the event date.

Reservations are limited to 50 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.


Breakfast with the Hippos – 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.

The Vine Parking lot will open at 7:00am for your arrival. Please present your admission ticket to the turnstiles staff in order to enter the Zoo. Directions to the Vine Street Parking Lot will be emailed to you and there will be signs in the Zoo leading you to the event site.  Present your parking pass to the lot attendants upon exiting.  A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you closer to the event date.

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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Breakfast with the Elephants – Sold out

June 23rd and July 19th

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.

The Vine Parking lot will open at 7:15am for your arrival. Please present your admission ticket to the turnstiles staff in order to enter the Zoo. Directions to the Vine Street Parking Lot will be emailed to you and there will be signs in the Zoo leading you to the event site. Present your parking pass to the lot attendants upon exiting. A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you closer to the event date.

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.


Breakfast with the Painted Dogs – Sold Out

July 14

For African painted dogs, also known as wild dogs, cooperation is the name of the game and survival is the aim. Painted dogs live in large, extended families, in which all group members work together for the good of the pack. Come face to face with the elaborate greeting ceremonies complete with leaping, face-licking, tail-wagging, and squealing are the social glue that bonds the pack together. A head keeper will share fun facts and personal experiences about our pack.

The Vine Parking lot will open at 6:45am for your arrival. Please present your admission ticket to the turnstiles staff in order to enter the Zoo. Directions to the Vine Street Parking Lot will be emailed to you and there will be signs in the Zoo leading you to the event site. Present your parking pass to the lot attendants upon exiting. A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you closer to the event date.

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.


Breakfast with the Manatees

August 21 and September 29

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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.

The Vine Parking lot will open at 7:15am for your arrival. Please present your admission ticket to the turnstiles staff in order to enter the Zoo. Directions to the Vine Street Parking Lot will be emailed to you and there will be signs in the Zoo leading you to the event site. Present your parking pass to the lot attendants upon exiting.  A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you closer to the event date.

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.

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