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Summer Safari Nights 2024

Saturday, May 25, 2024 — Saturday, August 10, 2024
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

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Beat the heat and explore the outdoors with Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Nights on Saturday evenings! 

Come to Summer Safari Nights, Presented by TMC Health and enjoy the Zoo in the cooler evening hours! Each week will feature keeper chats, animal encounters, artifact stations, giraffe feedings, carousel rides, crafts and games. Face painting and glitter tattoos will be available for purchase. Refresh with dinner and a cold drink at the Flamingo Grill, 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.

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  • 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

Featuring a new theme every week!

May 25: Large & In Charge
Highlighted Animals: Elephants and Rhinos
Entertainment: Tucson Twist Its

June 1: Super Heroes and Animal Super Powers
Highlighted Animals: Tamandua, Giraffe, Reptiles
Entertainment: Jamie’s Gang
Desert Peach Shopping Night at the Zoo

June 8: Ocean Conservation & Sustainable Seafood
Highlighted Animals: Grizzly, Otter, Pacu
Entertainment: Amber Gaia

June 15: Pollinator Power 
Highlighted Animals: Lemurs, Tapir, Bats, Monarch Butterflies
Entertainment: The Just Intervals
Desert Peach Shopping Night at the Zoo

June 22: Hoofin’ It
Highlighted Animals: Rhino, Giraffe, Zebra
Entertainment: Kids Unlimited

June 29: Meet Your Zoo Night
Highlighted Animals: All
Entertainment: Speedway Brothers
Pathway to Asia Talk From Nancy Kluge, CEO
Learn About All the Zoo Departments and Committees

July 6: Spots & Stripes
Highlighted Animals: Zebra, Jaguar, Giraffe, Ringtail Lemurs
Entertainment: Baja Caravan

July 13: Slow & Steady: Reptiles Rule!
Highlighted Animals: Gator, Turtle/ Tortoise, Snakes, Chuckwalla, Bearded Dragon
Entertainment: Mama Coal
Desert Peach Shopping Night at the Zoo

July 20: Caring for Carnivores
Highlighted Animals: Lion, Jaguar, African Wild Dog, Meerkat, Otter, Vulture
Entertainment: Mr. Nature’s Music Garden

July 27: Bear Necessities
Highlighted Animals: Andean Bear, Grizzly Bear
Entertainment: Chris Arpad
Desert Peach Shopping Night at the Zoo

August 3: Bird is the Word
Highlighted Animals: All Birds In The Aviaries, Flamingos, Ostriches, Crown Cranes, Peacocks
Entertainment: Jacob Acosta

August 10: From the Amazon to the Andes – Celebrating South American Animals
Highlighted Animals: Andean Bear, Capybara, Anteater, Tapir, Jaguar, Sloth, Galapagos Tortoise, Rhea, Squirrel Monkey
Entertainment: Tiny House of Funk
Desert Peach Shopping Night at the Zoo

Thank You Summer Safari Sponsors

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Zoo Keeper Chat Sponsor

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