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Summer Safari Friday Nights 2018

Date: Every Friday until August 3, 2018
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

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Mark your calendars every Friday,
May 18 -August 3!

Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Friday Nights, presented by MetroPCS, are back with nights full of adventure! Enjoy the Zoo each Friday during cooler evening temperatures with a variety of added benefits. Benefits include:

  • Live Music Every Friday Night sponsored by Tucson Medical Center (bands schedule coming soon)
  • Wildlife Activities (During evening events, animals are given access to their night-houses for their comfort. Some animals may choose to be in their holding areas behind-the-scenes.)
  • Food & Drink Specials
  • Animal Encounters
  • Theme Nights (see below)
  • Animal Biofacts & More!

Explore through the Zoo for keeper chats, presented by Southwest Gas, animal encounters, sponsor booths, and enjoy a variety of activities including carousel rides, enrichment making, face painting and glitter tattoos (some activities are an additional fee). Remember to bring a blanket so you can sit back and relax in the Event Garden while you enjoy the concert.

Tickets:
$10.50 Adults
$8.50 Seniors
$6.50 Children ages 2-14
Zoo Member receive 1/2 off!

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Nightly Entertainment, Themes and Activities*

May 18th: Super Heroes and Super Powers at the Zoo
Explore the hidden super powers of the animals at the Zoo while visiting with your favorite comic book and movie superheroes. Featuring lemurs (jumping), grizzly bear (strength), lion (teamwork), owl (hearing) and giraffe (tongue).
Entertainment: The Just Intervals
Vendor: Boxing Inc., Farmer’s Insurance, LuLaRoe in the Desert, Mary Kay, MetroPCS, Tucson Medical Center
Cafe Special: “Super Dogs:” Bratwurst & Potato Salad

May 25th: Inspired by Nature (Biomimicry)
Copying nature’s survival tips to develop solutions for human life. Featuring tapir (snorkel), anteater (camouflage), otter (body shape), elephant (sunscreen), bearded dragon (color change), snake (water harvest), tortoise (shell).
Entertainment: The Freddy Parish Band
Vendors:  Farmer’s Insurance, LuLaRoe in the Desert, Mary Kay, Suzie Olsen with book  “Annie Aardvark, Mathematician”, Tucson Medical Center
Cafe Special: BBQ Brisket Sanwiches

June 1st: Predator Power – Balance of Power
Healthy habitats need healthy predators. Featuring snake, hedgehog, bearded dragons, tortoise, lion, tiger, vultures, grizzly bear.
Entertainment: Cadillac Mountain
Vendors: Farmer’s Insurance, LuLaRoe in the Desert, Mary Kay, MetroPCSTucson Medical Center

June 8th: Go Blue – World Ocean’s Day Celebration
Journey around the world to discover the importance of water conservation. Featuring otter, alligator, dart frogs, chuckwalla, armadillo, flamingos, tapir. Learn more about conservation-minded programs like Seafood Watch®.
Entertainment: Shrimp Chaperone
Vendors: Farmer’s Insurance, LuLaRoe in the Desert, Mary Kay, Rubio’sTucson Medical Center

June 15th: Earth’s Eco-Engineers
They build it, others come. Featuring armadillo, ferret, alligator, anteater, elephant, meerkat.
Entertainment: The Manhattan Dolls
Vendors:  Farmer’s Insurance, LuLaRoe in the Desert, Mary Kay, MetroPCSTucson Medical Center

June 22nd: Protecting the Sounds of the Wild
Preserving habitats and animals. Featuring dart frogs, elephant, lemur, lion, tiger, goats.
Entertainment: Diluvio
Vendors:  Farmer’s Insurance, K12LuLaRoe in the Desert, Mary Kay, Tucson Medical Center

June 29th: Go Grey – Saving Wild Places
Join the herd to learn how RPZ is saving wild places for the animals that are black and white and grey all over. Featuring rhino, elephant, zebra, anteater, ring-tailed lemurs, ferret, armadillo.
Entertainment: The Freddy Parish Band
Vendors: Farmer’s Insurance, LuLaRoe in the Desert, Mary Kay, MetroPCSTucson Medical Center

July 6th: Explore Your Wild Side
Connect with nature through play while watching some of the Zoo’s animals play too. Featuring goats, owl, snake, bearded dragon, giraffe, rhino, otter, tortoise, ferret.
Entertainment: The Just Intervals
Vendors: Farmer’s Insurance, LuLaRoe in the Desert, Mary Kay, Tucson Medical Center

July 13th: Fighting for the Underdogs
Explore the world’s lesser known and mysterious animals at the Zoo during this Freaky Friday. Featuring capybara, tapir, rhea, flamingo, tortoise, chuckwalla, trans pecos, black & white ruffed lemur.
Entertainment: Diluvio
Vendors: Farmer’s Insurance, LuLaRoe in the Desert, Mary Kay, Tucson Medical Center

July 20th: Habitat Heroes
Learn about the work RPZ supports to protect wild animals and wild places. Learn how you can help too! Featuring elephant, anteater, tapir, rhino, tamandua, armadillo.
Entertainment:
Vendors: Farmer’s Insurance, LuLaRoe in the Desert, Mary Kay, Tucson Medical Center

July 27th: Animal Enrichment
Animals that exercise and solve brain puzzles. Join us to learn and see first hand how the animal care staff provides daily mental and physical activities for the animals every day at the Zoo. Featuring grizzly bear, lion, otter, goat, anteater, giraffe, tiger.
Entertainment: Mustang Corners
Vendors: Farmer’s Insurance, LuLaRoe in the Desert, Mary Kay, Tucson Medical Center

August 3rd: Care and Training
Learn and see how RPZ provides excellent care to all the animals at the Zoo. Featuring elephant, tiger, goat, tamandua, owl, baby alligators.
Entertainment: Michael P. & the Gully Washers
Vendors: Farmer’s Insurance, LuLaRoe in the Desert, Mary Kay, Tucson Medical Center

*Activities, vendors and featured animals subject to change.

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