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After Dark

This summer we’re launching the newest way to experience the Houston Zoo – After Dark! See animals, have a drink, and party with friends – and it’s for adults 21+ only!

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May 17, June 21, and July 19, 2018

After Dark Timeline

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Explore the Houston Zoo and see the animals – with no kids allowed!

8 p.m. – 10 p.m. The party starts! Entertainment begins in event area!


Admission per event – $35*


Price is reflective of online purchase and includes event entry and activities plus one drink. Additional food and beverage available for purchase. Limited amount of tickets.

Event Highlights

Every After Dark night will feature the amazing Houston Zoo animals, incredible experiences, and cold beverages, but that’s where the similarities stop! Each After Dark event is unique, so you’ll definitely want to check out all three! Grab your friends (or make new ones at the Zoo!) and make the Houston Zoo your spot on the third Thursday of the month!

Additional Details

After Dark is an adults-only event. Guests must be 21 and up. No babies or children are allowed.
Guests without a valid photo ID will not be permitted to enter.
Smoking is not permitted at the Zoo.
Parking is available at the Zoo’s main entrance.
After Dark will be held rain or shine.

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