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We're renovating our concessions at Cypress Circle. Look for many other refreshment options at Macaw Cafe, Twiga Cafe and at carts and kiosks around the zoo.

The Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park is closed this weekend for maintenance.

Saturday, September 20, Twiga Cafe will close early at 5:00 for a private event.

Monday, September 22, Carruth Natural Encounters will close early at 4:30 for a private event.

August 15, 2014

Cool Nights: Zoovie Night: The Sequel!

Back by popular demand, this Friday night is Zoovie Night: The Sequel!
 
Arrive at the Zoo before 8:30 p.m. to enjoy musical performances by the band Beetle playing all of your favorite tunes from the Fab Four. Plus, kids can hop like grasshoppers, dig for bugs (don’t worry parents – they’re not real) and participate in a special ladybug release. Also make sure to visit the new Bug House and wombat habitat for Meet the Keeper Talks at 6:30 and 7 p.m. Get your face painted for $2 by our Zookeepers from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The proceeds from this activity support Zookeeper education and wildlife conservation. Plus make sure to check out the special summer exhibit Extreme Bugs!* for a larger-than-life experience you won’t soon forget.
 
Once the sun sets, put down your blanket and settle in to watch the time-travelling classic “Back to the Future” starting at 9 p.m. It’s movie-watching like never before, on a giant screen, surrounded by thousands of animals!
 
*Additional ticket purchase required for Extreme Bugs! exhibit.
 
More Info About Cool Nights


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Today's Shows, Feedings, and Meet the Keeper Talks
TIMES ARE UPDATED EVERY MORNING

Sunday, September 21, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Keeper Q&A Session at the Reptile House
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Rhinos in African Forest
11:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
11:00 Story Safari at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
11:30 Meet the Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
12:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Mandrills in Wortham World of Primates
12:00 Zooper Challenge at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
12:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Chimpanzees in African Forest
1:00 Natural Encounters: Falcon Encounter at BEC Lawn
1:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Clouded Leopard Cubs on Small Cat Row
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Rhinos in African Forest
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Siamangs in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat Keeper Talk