Saturday, May 13, 2017
6pm – 9pm

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Questions? E-mail us at [email protected] 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I bring a guest? 

A: Yes! Gold and Platinum members receive the same number of free guests they traditionally would on a regular visit, while Standard members will receive one free guest for this evening. Any additional guests may purchase tickets on the evening of the event. 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.


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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”!


This special evening will include:
  • 20% discount at the gift shops!
  • $2 4-D Theater Movies
  • $9 Face painting Special
  • $5 off Handimals (select designs)
  • FREE Safari Train & Carousel Rides!
  • $5 Grill Specials next to Tuskers (no additional discounts apply)

Entertainment & Activities

6pm – 9pm

Entire Zoo:

Animal Meet-and-Greets

Vine Street Village:

Animal Enrichment Activities

P&G Big Band

Eagle Eyrie:

Horticulture Blooming Ladder

Cat Canyon:

Animal Enrichment Activity – Guess the scent!

Insect World Corner

How we feed all the animals at the Zoo

Rhino Reserve Corner

Test Tube Plants for Sale

Painted Dog

What’s in a painted dogs diet

Education Center:

Interactive activities for kids – 6:30pm- 8:30pm

(perfect for ages 18 months- 8th grade)

Cheetah Encounter Yard:

Cheetah Encounters – 6:30pm & 7:30pm

Children’s Zoo:

Barnyard Bonanza– 6:30pm & 7:30pm

Animal Activities

Camel Encounter & Feeding

6:00pm – Wildlife Canyon

Red Panda Chat

6:00pm – Red Panda

Goat Yard

6:00pm-9:00pm – Children’s Zoo

Giraffe Ridge

6:00pm-9:00pm Ask Me Station

Sea Lion Encounter

6:15pm – Seal Falls

African Savanna Enrichment

6:30pm – Africa

Black Bear Watermelon Fun

6:30pm – Bear Hill

Reptile Meet & Greet

6:30pm – Reptile House

Cheetah Encounter

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

Barnyard Bonanza

6:30pm & 7:30pm – Children’s Zoo

Elephant Watermelon Smash

6:30pm– Elephant Reserve

Polar Bear Watermelon Fun

6:45pm – Bear Hill

Andean Bear Watermelon Fun

7:00pm – Bear Hill

Sifaka Encounter

6:45pm – Jungle Trails

African Lion Encounter

7:00pm – Africa

Insect Meet & Greet

7:00pm & 8:00pm – World of the Insect

Bonobo Encounter

7:15pm – Jungle Trails

Bonobo- Ask a Keeper

7:30pm-8:30pm – Jungle Trails

Painted Dog Encounter

7:30pm – Africa

Dragons Feeding

7:45pm – DRAGONS!

Hippo Enrichment

7:45pm – Hippo Cove

Elephant Watermelon Smash

8:00pm– Elephant Reserve