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Breakfast with the Manatees

Sunday, June 7
7:00am – 9:00am

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.

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Reservations are limited – see each date for the maximum permitted per event; Event may be rescheduled or canceled 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 5 pm the day prior. Tickets are non-refundable.


Breakfast with the Cheetahs

Wednesday, July 1
Sunday, September 20
7:30am – 9:30am

Enjoy an up-close, unique breakfast experience with our African Cheetahs! The cheetah plays an important role as a predator on the African savannah. The fastest animal on land, the cheetah can reach speeds up to 70 miles per hour over short distances. A sleek body, flexible backbone, long legs, non-retractable claws, and muscular tail assist the cheetah during high-speed chases.

Early admission and parking are included, as well as a full breakfast buffet with coffee, juice, and a Mimosa bar. One of the head keepers will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about these amazing animals. And, after breakfast, and before other guests arrive, check Hippo Cove for any other animal action!

Purchase Tickets

Reservations are limited – see each date for the maximum permitted per event; Event may be rescheduled or canceled 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 5 pm the day prior. Tickets are non-refundable.


Breakfast with the Hippos

Thursday, June 11
Thursday, August 20
7:10am – 9:15am

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.

Purchase Tickets

Reservations are limited – see each date for the maximum permitted per event; Event may be rescheduled or canceled 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 5 pm the day prior. Tickets are non-refundable.


Breakfast with the Gorillas

Friday, July 24
Thursday, September 18
7:30am – 9:30am

Enjoy an up-close, unique breakfast experience with our gorillas! 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 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.

Early admission and parking are included, as well as a full breakfast buffet with coffee, juice, and a Mimosa bar. One of the head keepers will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about these amazing animals. And, after breakfast, and before other guests arrive, check Hippo Cove for any other animal action!

Purchase Tickets

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


Breakfast with the Sloths

Saturday, August 8
Saturday, August 22
7:00am – 9:00am

Enjoy an up-close, unique breakfast experience with our Sloth!

The sloth is not lazy, just slow. Instead of foraging all day long to get enough energy from the leaves it eats, the sloth conserves energy by being inactive. This requires few heavy muscles, making the sloth light enough to climb high on thin branches where it can feed without worrying about jaguars.

Early admission and parking are included, as well as a full breakfast buffet with coffee, juice, and a Mimosa bar. Event is from 7:00am – 9:00am. One of the head keepers will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about these amazing animals. And, after breakfast, and before other guests arrive, check Hippo Cove for any other animal action!

Purchase Tickets

Reservations are limited – see each date for the maximum permitted per event; Event may be rescheduled or canceled 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 5 pm the day prior. Tickets are non-refundable.


Breakfast with the Giraffe

Saturday, June 6
Sunday, July 26
7:00am – 9:00am

Enjoy an up-close, unique breakfast experience with our Giraffes! 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. With excellent eyesight, they often detect predators and threats from a greater distance than do other animals. Watch as our giraffes are offered enrichment that encourages natural behaviors. A head keeper will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about these amazing animals.

Purchase Tickets

Early admission and parking are included, as well as a full breakfast buffet with coffee, juice, and a Mimosa bar. One of the head keepers will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about these amazing animals. And, after breakfast, and before other guests arrive, check Hippo Cove for any other animal action!

Reservations are limited to 50 people; Event may be rescheduled if less than 10 people are scheduled for the event. 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 5 pm the day prior. Tickets are non-refundable.


Breakfast with the Elephants

Wednesday, June 10
Friday, June 27
Saturday, July 11
Wednesday, July 22
Wednesday, August 12
Wednesday, September 9
Saturday, September 19
7:00am – 9:00am

Enjoy an up-close, unique breakfast experience with our elephants! 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 elephants are offered enrichment that encourages natural behaviors. A head keeper will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about these amazing animals.

Purchase Tickets

Early admission and parking are included, as well as a full breakfast buffet with coffee, juice, and a Mimosa bar. One of the head keepers will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about these amazing animals. And, after breakfast, and before other guests arrive, check Hippo Cove for any other animal action!

Reservations are limited to 36 people; Event may be rescheduled if less than 10 people are scheduled for the event. 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 5 pm the day prior. Tickets are non-refundable.


Breakfast with the Red Pandas – Sold Out

Wednesday, June 17
Sunday, August 9
7:00am – 9:00am

Enjoy an up-close, unique breakfast experience with our red pandas! What is this frosty-faced beauty of ringed tail and rust-colored fur? Some call it firefox, shining cat, cloud bear, or Himalayan raccoon. Though similar in character and appearance to raccoons and bears, the tree-dwelling, bamboo-munching red panda is in a family of its own.

Made for a life in the trees, the red panda travels through the canopy with ease. Not only is the panda a great climber, it is also an amazing jumper, clearing distances up to five feet. Hair on the bottom of its feet keeps the panda from slipping on branches.

Early admission and parking are included, as well as a full breakfast buffet with coffee, juice, and a Mimosa bar. One of the head keepers will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about these amazing animals. And, after breakfast, and before other guests arrive, check Hippo Cove for any other animal action!

Purchase Tickets

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


Breakfast with the Painted Dogs

Monday, June 29
7:00am – 9:00am

Enjoy an up-close, unique breakfast experience with our Painted Dogs! 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. Elaborate greeting ceremonies complete with leaping, face-licking, tail-wagging, and squealing are the social glue that bonds the pack together.

Watch as our Painted Dogs are offered enrichment that encourages natural behaviors. A head keeper will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about these amazing animals.

Early admission and parking are included, as well as a full breakfast buffet with coffee, juice, and a Mimosa bar. One of the head keepers will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about these amazing animals. And, after breakfast, and before other guests arrive, check Hippo Cove for any other animal action!

Purchase Tickets

Reservations are limited to 36 people; Event may be rescheduled if less than 10 people are scheduled for the event. 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 5 pm the day prior. Tickets are non-refundable.


Breakfast with the Lions

Friday, July 10
Tuesday, September 8
7:00am – 9:00am

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.

Purchase Tickets

Reservations are limited – see each date for the maximum permitted per event; Event may be rescheduled or canceled 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 5 pm the day prior. Tickets are non-refundable.


Breakfast with the Bugs

Wednesday, August 26
7:00am – 9:00am

Enjoy an up-close, unique breakfast experience with the bugs inside of the first exhibit building devoted to insects in any US Zoo! Learn more about the many significant achievements in husbandry, breeding and display of particular species, Take in the innovative signs, graphics, videos and interactive activities while you explore the world of insects.

Early admission and parking are included, as well as a full breakfast buffet with coffee, juice, and a Mimosa bar. One of the head keepers will provide fascinating stories of their personal experiences and fun facts about the many amazing animals that they care for.

Purchase Tickets

Reservations are limited to 36 people; Event may be rescheduled if less than 10 people are scheduled for event. Event content is geared towards adults. 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 5 pm the day prior. Tickets are non-refundable.

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