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After Dark: Silent Disco

Tune into your favorite music and dance the night away while wearing headphones!

This Event Has Passed Thursday, May 21, 2020, 6:10 p.m to 10:10 p.m

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Event Highlights

Silent Disco is back! Get ready to dance the night away with this ever-popular After Dark event presented by TXU Energy. Guests wear headphones provided by Silent Events with three different channels of music—so everyone can pick their favorite genre and dance to the rhythm. Guests will have access to exclusive Keeper Talks featuring some of our most vocal animals, including how various species of birds and primates use unique communication styles.

Ticket Price: $29.95

Cash bars. Food available for purchase. Last entry at 8:00 p.m.

Event Schedule:

  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Guests may explore the Zoo, ride the carousel, and view TXU Energy presents Dragons for free!
  • 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. – The Reflection Pool lawn transforms into a club.

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Tickets will be sold at the gate for an increased price. 

Upcoming After Dark Events

The Zoo is staying open late just for the 21 & up crowd. Enjoy the Zoo with food, adult beverages, and no kids! Here’s the lineup for future After Dark events:


What keeper talks will be available?

  • 6:30 p.m. – Flamingos
  • 7:00 p.m. – Siamangs
  • 7:15 p.m. – Whooping Cranes
  • 7:30 p.m. – Orangutans
  • 7:45 p.m. – Parrot (Natural Encounters)

Can I purchase drinks at each event?

Yes, cash bars will be available during each event.

What is the dress attire?

We encourage guests to have fun with the event theme! You can wear whatever you will be comfortable in. Please remember that you will be outside and walking, so dress appropriately.

What happens if it rains?

This event is rain or shine. There are no refunds. A few animal buildings will be open, but most of the event is outdoors.

Is the entire Zoo open during the entire event time?

The Zoo is open for guests to explore from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Starting at 8:00 p.m., most of our animals will be tucked in for the evening, and the event will take place in a limited area of the Zoo.

Where should I park?

Our main parking lot is located at 6200 Hermann Park Drive, and parking will be available throughout the Hermann Park parking areas.

We encourage you to arrive early, carpool or use your favorite rideshare app, or take the METRORail, if possible.

What if I have to cancel prior to the event?

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Will all Zoo entrances be open?

Please enter through the Zoo’s main entrance. The Medical Center Entrance will not be open.

Do I need to print my ticket(s)?

Present the digital ticket on your mobile device to scan for entry. By going paperless, you are helping save local animals, like black bears, in the wild!

Who should I call if I have any other questions?

Please contact our call center at 713-533-6500 with event questions, questions about purchasing tickets or our online ordering system.