Summer Safari Nights 2017 – Beginning May 19th

Date: Every Friday until August 4, 2017
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm


Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Nights, presented by Tucson Medical Center, are back and by request, we’ve added 4 more nights of adventure to the series! Enjoy the Zoo each Friday during cooler evening temperatures with the added benefits of live music, family-friendly animal features, special dining options and gift shop discounts.

Bring a blanket and purchase your dinner or snacks (or even a cold beer or glass of wine), then relax and enjoy a picnic concert. Wander through the Zoo for keeper chats, animal encounters, sponsor booths, and wildlife activities*. The bands and animal themes will change each week, so be sure to mark your calendar for every Friday, May 19 -August 4!

*During evening events, animals are given access to their night-houses for their comfort. Some animals may choose to be off exhibit.

Tickets and Discounts – Avoid Lines, Purchase Online!
$9 Adults
$7 Seniors
$5 Children ages 2-14
Member discount: $2 off each member

Best Deal: Member’s Pass covers each Friday Night: $25 Adult, $15 Children (this pass will be mailed to you – you do not need the bar-coded ticket). Not a Member, click here. MORE THAN 70% SAVINGS!

Use the calendar to select dates and purchase tickets online. If you can’t attend the night of your ticket, you may attend another night of Summer Safari.

  • Tickets can also be purchased at the gate each night of the event
  • Each ticket has a bar-code to admit one person

Nightly Entertainment, Themes and Activities

May 19th: May 26th:
Theme: The Bear Necessities Theme: Big Cat
Entertainment: The Just Intervals Entertainment: Deo Clure
Activities: Activities:
Cafe Special: Cafe Special:
June 2nd: June 9th:
Theme: Large & In Charge (Elephant, Rhino) Theme: Bird is the Word
Entertainment: Michael P. & the Gullywashers Entertainment: The Manhattan Dolls
Activities: Vendors:
Cafe Special: Cafe Special:
June 16th: June 23rd:
Theme: Have a Ball – Enrichment for the Animals Theme: Bug Eaters
Entertainment: Funky Bonz Entertainment: Mustang Corners
Vendors: Vendors:
Cafe Special: Cafe Special:
June 30th: July 7th:
Theme: Primate Power Theme: Caring for Carnivores
Entertainment: Bryan Thomas Parker Entertainment: Diluvio
Vendors: Vendors:
Cafe Special: Cafe Special:
July 14th: July 21st:
Theme: Prowling with Predators Theme: Have a Ball – Enrichment for the Animals
Entertainment: Shrimp Chaperone Entertainment: Rumba Mezcal
Vendors: Vendors:
Cafe Special: Cafe Special:
July 28th: August 4th:
Theme: Go Grey Theme: Scales and Feathers
Entertainment: Jamie’s Gang Entertainment: Members of Run Boy Run
Vendors: Vendors:
Cafe Special: Cafe Special:

Thank You Title Sponsor


Event Sponsor:

Stage Sponsor:

Media Partners:




Interested in sponsoring Summer Safari Nights or having a booth at the event?  Contact Gail: