Summer Safari Nights 2022

Saturday, May 28, 2022 — Saturday, August 13, 2022
5:30 pm — 8:30 pm

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Get a lion’s share of the fun with Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Nights, select Saturday evenings!

Enjoy the Zoo and cooler evening temperatures as you watch the sunset at this series of themed nights featuring different keeper chats, animal encounters, artifact stations, and special activities. Refresh with dinner and a cold drink at the Zoofari Market, listen to live music by some of Tucson’s best bands. Take a ride on the Cox Jungle Carousel, and play games with Tucson Parks and Recreation’s ‘Ready, Set, Rec! There will be a different theme each week, so every visit brings something new and plenty of photo opportunities to remember a great evening.


  • Free for Zoo members
  • $10.50 for adults (ages 15-61)
  • $8.50 seniors (ages 62+)
  • $6.50 for children ages 2-14
  • Free for children under 2

Check back as more entertainment and activities are scheduled.

July 2: Spots and Stripes

Classic rock, classic country, R & B and Elvis tunes by the Cornerstone Band 

When we talk about art in the animal world, we’re usually thinking about the beautiful patterns that adorn many animals at the Zoo. The zebras are covered in striking stripes, the giraffes and jaguar each have unique and beautiful spot patterns, and the African wild dogs are sometimes known as “painted dogs” due to their artful coat. Wear your favorite animal print and strut into the Zoo in style for this celebration of the beauty found in nature.

July 9: Caring for Carnivores

Award-winning children’s performer Mr. Nature


July 16: Bird is the Word and Reptiles Rule

Music by StarAlliance

July 23: Hoofin’ It

July 30: Dog Days and Astronomy Summer

August 6: Positively Primates

Live music by the Just Intervals featuring rock and blues tunes!

August 13: Social Networking in the Animal Kingdom


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Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Gail Brown at 520-881-4753 or [email protected]