Saturday, May 19, 2018
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
  • $11 Handimals Special
  • FREE Safari Train & Carousel Rides!
  • $5 Grill Specials next to Tuskers (no additional discounts apply)
  • Live music

Entertainment & Activities

Location: Time: Activity:
Children’s Zoo 6-9pm Goat Yard Open
Giraffe Ridge 6-9pm Giraffe Ask me station
Education Center 6-9pm Tours of Twiga Camp
Night Hunters 6:15pm Cougar Chat
By the 4-D Theater 6:15pm Bird Meet & Greet
Gorilla World 6:15pm Gorilla Chat
Seal Falls 6:15pm Sea lion encounter
Africa Savannah 6:30pm Savannah enrichment
Red Panda 6:30pm Red Panda Chat
Bear Hill 6:30pm Andean Bear Watermelon
Reptile House 6:30pm Reptile Meet & Greet
Cheetah Encounter 6:30 & 7:30pm Cheetah Encounter
Children’s Zoo 6:30 & 7:30pm Barnyard Bonanza
Elephant Reserve 6:30 Watermelon smashes
Bear Hill 6:45pm Black Bear watermelon fun
Cat canyon 6:45pm Tiger Chat
Jungle Trails 6:45pm Sifaka encounter
Lords of the Arctic 7pm Polar Bear Watermelon Fun
Africa 7pm Lion encounter
World of the Insect 7pm & 8pm Insect meet & greet
Vine St. Village 7:15pm Flamingle
Jungle Trails 7:15pm Bonobo Encounter
Jungle Trails 7:30-8:30pm Bonobo ask a keeper
Africa 7:30pm Painted Dog encounter
Dragons! 7:45pm Dragon Feeding
Hippo Cove 7:45pm Hippo Enrichment
Elephant Reserve 8:00pm Watermelon Smash