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Zoo Night Hike

Want a peek at the Zoo after hours? Join us select evenings as we hike the Zoo, play games, and see animals up-close. Each season we explore a new theme, visit new places, and see new animals. 

Zoo Night Hikes are open to all ages. 

Note: Register each person attending, except for children under 3 years of age. At least one adult must be registered with any children. 

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History and Hijinks 

How well do YOU know your Cincinnati Zoo? The honor of “second oldest Zoo in the nation” comes with a lot of history and some epic tales! 

Step back in time with storyteller extraordinaire Gary Denzler, as he leads you on a fun and factual story-based historical tour. Gary’s 50 years of experience if perfect for sharing tales of the people and animals that have made this Zoo what it is today. 

Note: This program is geared towards participants 16 years and older. 

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Private Cart Tour

Imagine spending an evening at the Zoo, zipping around to your favorite destinations. This two-hour private tour will take you and five of your friends all around the Zoo choose-your-own-adventure style. Led by an experienced Zoo Educator, your group will learn all about the Zoo, its amazing animals, conservation projects, and more! Come ready to ask questions and get the inside scoop. 

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