Summer Safari Nights 2017 presented by Tucson Medical Center

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. Each night will feature facepainting, glitter tattoos, enrichment making stations, artifact stations, carousel, camel rides and animal encounters. (note that some of these activities are an additional fee)

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

Military Nights: Friday, June 30th and July 7th. Military with DOD ID and their families get free admission to Summer Safari.

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: Quarter Royale; Storytelling by   Rita Goldner “Orangutan A Day in the Rainforest Canopy”
Vendors: Mary Kay, MetroPCS, New York Life Insurance, Texas Roadhouse, The Solar Store, Tucson Medical Center, Tucson Pops, Watershed Management Vendors: Arizona Game & Fish, Little Cardboard Rocket, LuLaRoe, Mary Kay, Texas Roadhouse, Tucson A List, Tucson Medical Center, Tucson Pops, WR Prospecting
Cafe Special: BBQ Ribs & Potato au Gratin Cafe Special: French Dip au Jus, French Fries
June 2nd: June 9th:
Theme: Large & In Charge (Elephant, Rhino) Theme: Bird is the Word
Entertainment: Michael P. & the Gullywashers Entertainment: The Manhattan Dolls
Vendors: LuLaRoe, Mary Kay, MetroPCS, New York Life Insurance, Texas Roadhouse, Tucson A List, Tucson International Academy, Tucson Medical Center, Tucson Pops, WR Prospecting Vendors: Little Cardboard Rocket, LuLaRoe, Mary Kay, New York Life Insurance, Summit Hut, Texas Roadhouse, Tucson International Academy, Tucson Medical Center, Tucson Pops, WeeWork For Good Storytelling
Cafe Special: Green Chili Burger, Fries Cafe Special: Hot Wings, Celery & Carrot Sticks
June 16th: June 23rd:
Theme: Have a Ball – Enrichment for the Animals Theme: Bug Eaters
Entertainment: Cadillac Mountain Entertainment: Mustang Corners – Country
Vendors: La Paloma Academy, Little Cardboard Rocket, LuLaRoe, Mary Kay, MetroPCS, Natural Grocers, New York Life Insurance, Summit Hut, Texas Roadhouse, Tucson International Academy, Tucson Medical Center, WR Prospecting, Storytelling with MamaFox Books Vendors: Farmer’s Insurance, La Paloma Academy, Little Cardboard Rocket, LuLaRoe, Mary Kay, New York Life Insurance, Summit Hut, Texas Roadhouse, Tucson A List, Tucson International Academy, Tucson Medical Center, WR Prospecting
Cafe Special: Chicken Chimichanga, Spanish Rice Cafe Special: BBQ Pulled Pork, Coleslaw
June 30th: July 7th:
Theme: Primate Power Theme: Caring for Carnivores
Entertainment: Bryan Thomas Parker – Folk Entertainment: Diluvio – Latin Rock
Vendors: Storytelling with Michael Hale, La Paloma Academy, Little Cardboard Rocket, LuLaRoe, Mary Kay, MetroPCS, New York Life Insurance, Summit Hut, Texas Roadhouse, Tucson A List, Tucson International Academy, Tucson Medical Center, WR Prospecting Vendors: La Paloma Academy, Little Cardboard Rocket, LuLaRoe, Mary Kay, New York Life Insurance, Summit Hut, Texas Roadhouse, Tucson International Academy, Tucson Medical Center
Cafe Special: BBQ Pork Ribs, Potato au Gratin Cafe Special: French Dip au Jus, French Fries
July 14th: July 21st:
Theme: Prowling with Predators Theme: Have a Ball – Enrichment for the Animals
Entertainment: Shrimp Chaperone – Tucson Surf Entertainment: Rumba Mezcal – Rumba
Vendors: Farmer’s Insurance, La Paloma Academy, Little Cardboard Rocket, LuLaRoe, Mary Kay, New York Life Insurance, Summit Hut, Texas Roadhouse, Tucson International Academy, Tucson Medical Center, Storytelling with Tanja Bauerle Vendors: Storytelling with Michael Hale, La Paloma Academy, Little Cardboard Rocket, LuLaRoe, Mary Kay, New York Life Insurance, Summit Hut, Texas Roadhouse, Tucson International Academy, Tucson Medical Center, WeeWork for Good, WR Prospecting
Cafe Special: Green Chili Burger, Fries Cafe Special: Hot Wings, Celery & Carrot Sticks
July 28th: August 4th:
Theme: Go Grey Theme: Scales and Feathers
Entertainment: Jamie’s Gang – Classic Rock, Blues Entertainment: Members of Run Boy Run – Bluegrass
Vendors: Farmer’s Insurance, La Paloma Academy, Little Cardboard Rocket, Mary Kay, New York Life Insurance, Summit Hut, Texas Roadhouse, Tucson International Academy, Tucson Medical Center, WR Prospecting Vendors: Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, La Paloma Academy, Little Cardboard Rocket, LuLaRoe, Mary Kay, New York Life Insurance, Summit Hut, Texas Roadhouse, Tucson Medical Center, WR Prospecting
Cafe Special: Chicken Chimichanga, Spanish Rice Cafe Special: BBQ Pulled Pork, Coleslaw

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Interested in sponsoring Summer Safari Nights or having a booth at the event?  Contact Gail: gail@reidparkzoo.org