Questions? E-mail us at [email protected]
Q: Can I bring a guest?
A: Yes! All members receive one free guest to the event and any additional guests may purchase tickets. Please note that any non-member guests must be accompanied by a member to attend the event.
Q: Do I have to pay for parking?
A: Parking is free for ALL members for this event.
Q: Can I arrive before the event begins at 6:00?
A: Absolutely! The Zoo closes to the public at 5:00PM but members can enter anytime before the event begins.
Did you know that as a member of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, you are part of one of the largest membership bases of any zoo or aquarium in the United States? More than 60,000 member households provide amazing and critical support of the Zoo and it is through that support that the Zoo continues to grow and thrive as a worldwide leader in conservation and education!
As a huge “THANK YOU” for your support, we designed this event to express our sincerest appreciation. Come out and experience the “Best of the Zoo”!
Camel Encounter & Feeding
6:00pm – Wildlife Canyon
6:00pm-9:00pm – Children’s Zoo
6:00pm-9:00pm Ask Me Station
Africa, Elephant Reserve &
Pollinator Zone (outside World of Insects)
Fun facts and stories from our Zoo Educators!
Sea Lion Encounter
6:10pm – Seal Falls
6:15pm – Gorilla World
African Savannah Enrichment
6:30pm – Africa
Little Penguin Encounter
6:30pm – Children’s Zoo
Black Bear Watermelon Fun
6:30pm – Bear Hill
Reptile Meet & Greet
6:30pm – Reptile House
Cheetah Encounter Shows
6:30pm & 7:30pm – Cheetah Encounter Yard
Barnyard Bonanza Show
6:30pm & 7:30pm – Children’s Zoo
Gorilla World- Ask a Keeper
Polar Bear Watermelon Fun
6:45pm – Bear Hill
Spectacled Bear Watermelon Fun
7:00pm – Bear Hill
Elephant Watermelon Smash
6:30pm & 8:00pm– Elephant Reserve
6:45pm – Jungle Trails
Insect Meet & Greet
7:00pm & 8:00pm – World of the Insect
7:15pm – Jungle Trails
Bonobo- Ask a Keeper
7:30pm-830pm – Jungle Trails
African Lion Encounter
7:00pm – Africa
Painted Dog Encounter
7:30pm – Africa
7:45pm – DRAGONS
Vine Street Village
Elephant Enrichment Activity
Animal Enrichment Demo – Fire hose
Mercy Health – Selfie Station
Horticulture Blooming Ladder, Ask a Horticulturist
Pollinator Corn Hole
Animal Enrichment Activity – Guess the scent!
Next to the Black Rhino Yard
CREW Cart and Test Tube Plants for Sale
Cheetah Exhibit (next to Base Camp Café)
Guided tours of our Africa exhibit – 6:30pm-8:30pm (tours depart every 30 minutes)
Interactive activities for kids – 6:30pm 8:30pm (perfect for ages 18 months- 8th grade)
Cheetah Encounter Yard
Cheetah Shows – 6:30pm & 7:30pm
Barnyard Bonanza Show – 6:30pm & 7:30pm
Animal Encounters & Keeper Chats Throughout the Zoo