Saturday, May 13, 2017
6pm – 9pm

follow #MemberAppreciation


Questions? E-mail us at [email protected]

Mark Dumont 3

Frequently Asked Questions:

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.

snake 245sm

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”!

Expand for 2016 Animal Activities and Shows

Camel Encounter & Feeding
6:00pm – Wildlife Canyon

Goat Yard
6:00pm-9:00pm – Children’s Zoo

Giraffe Ridge
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

Gorilla Encounter
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

Sifaka Encounter
6:45pm – Jungle Trails

Insect Meet & Greet
7:00pm & 8:00pm – World of the Insect

Bonobo Encounter
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

Dragons Feeding
7:45pm – DRAGONS

Expand for 2016 Entertainment & Activities

Entire Zoo
Animal Meet-and-Greets

Vine Street Village
Elephant Enrichment Activity
Painting papier-mâché
Animal Enrichment Demo – Fire hose
Nutrition /Commissary
Mercy Health – Selfie Station
Curate Snacks

Eagle Eyrie
Horticulture Blooming Ladder, Ask a Horticulturist
Pollinator Corn Hole

Night Hunters
Animal Enrichment Activity – Guess the scent!

Next to the Black Rhino Yard
CREW Cart and Test Tube Plants for Sale

Bear Hill


Cheetah Exhibit (next to Base Camp Café)
Guided tours of our Africa exhibit – 6:30pm-8:30pm (tours depart every 30 minutes)

Education Center
Interactive activities for kids – 6:30pm 8:30pm (perfect for ages 18 months- 8th grade)

Cheetah Encounter Yard
Cheetah Shows – 6:30pm & 7:30pm

Children’s Zoo
Barnyard Bonanza Show – 6:30pm & 7:30pm


This special evening will include:

Animal Encounters & Keeper Chats Throughout the Zoo

  • Special Animal Enrichment Activities
  • Keeper and Horticulturist ‘Ask Me’ Stations
  • Cheetah Encounter and Barnyard Bonanza Shows
  • FREE BB&T Express Train & Carousel Rides
  • 20% Discount at the Gift Shops
  •  $5 Grill Specials
  • Animal Meet-and-Greets
  • $2 4-D Theater Movies
  • $9 Face painting Special
  • $5 Handimals (select designs0
  • FREE Safari Train & Carousel Rides!
  • $5 Grill Specials next to Tuskers (no additional discounts apply)