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Summer Safari Nights at Reid Park Zoo

June 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until August 17, 2019


Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari is changing nights to Saturday and is now FREE for Zoo Members.

Enjoy the Zoo during cooler evening temperatures with added fun including:

  • Live Music from a variety of local bands
  • Games & Activities including inflatables
  • Food & Drink Specials
  • Animal Encounters & Keeper Chats
  • Theme Nights including fun family activities (see below)

Explore the Zoo for keeper chats, animal encounters, sponsor booths, and enjoy a variety of activities including carousel rides, giraffe feed, enrichment making, face painting by Tucson Face Painters, inflatables, artifact stations 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: (all Saturdays May 27 – August 17 EXCEPT for June 15 which is the annual Brew at the Zoo)

Zoo Members are FREE (you may reserve your free tickets online or check in at the gate night of event)
$10.50 Adults
$8.50 Seniors
$6.50 Children ages 2-14

May 25: Meet Your Zoo Night
Get to know the animals and talk with Zoo Keepers and Zoo Educators to learn about their jobs and what they enjoy most each and every day at the zoo. Meet the Vet Team and learn about the care they provide and hear some of their favorite animal care stories. Discover the future plans for the Zoo with President Nancy Kluge (what new animals and features are coming, 6:30 and 7:15 at the Learning Center). Featured animals include the whole Zoo, but highlight the flamingo, rhino, lion, crowned crane, grizzly bear, and Aldabra tortoise, plus a Dr. Zoo demo with the Zoo Vet and Education Staff. ENTERTAINMENT: Freddy Parish Band

June 1: Superheroes and Animal Superpowers
Meet your favorite superhero in-person! Marvel at the similarities between your favorite superheros and the animals! How did superheros become so special – were they mimicking the animal kingdom? Learn about the animals with laser-like eyesight, outstanding agility, superhero strength, and more. Featured animals include but not limited to goats, dart frogs, elephants, squirrel monkey, snakes, ruffed lemur and more! ENTERTAINMENT: Cadillac Mountain

June 8: Beach Party at World Ocean’s Day
We soak up the sun in Tucson, but lets make the Zoo a Beach Party! Add sand, water, animals, and amazing music and you will play your way to the beach. Enjoy cooling off at the zoo while you meet some of water-loving animals at the Zoo. Watch different ways the animals enjoy water, pops, sand and mini-beaches in their habitats. Featured animals include otter, grizzly bear, alligator, tapir, elephants, and ferrets. ENTERTAINMENT: Shrimp Chaperone

June 22: Art in the Animal Kingdom
Colors, patterns, spots and stripes! See how art can serve as camouflage or attract mates. Featured animals include tiger, giraffe, flamingo, elephant, zebra, birds, tapir. ENTERTAINMENT: Mustang Corners

June 29: Spa Night
See how the Zoo animals get pampered at Spa Night! Could be a pedicure, manicure, mud bath or more. Featured animals include rhino, andean bear, elephant, aldabra tortoise, vultures, alligator, anteater. ENTERTAINMENT: Michael P. & the Gullywashers

July 6: Monsoon Madness
Why do animals follow the rains or the stars during specific times of the year? Find out the answer while meeting Zoo animals including birds, lion, zebra and tortoise. ENTERTAINMENT: The Just Intervals

July 13: Culinary Delights
Would you eat what the Zoo animal’s delight in? You may be surprised at the answer! Come learn about diet prep for the animals and meet the anteaters, grizzly bears, tiger, hedgehog, tamandua and goats. ENTERTAINMENT: Dos Suenos

July 20: Game Night
Learn about the games animals play. Animals play games to develop hunting skills and to attract a mate. We will have fun games to play like corn hole, trivia contest, giant Jenga & more. Featured animals include otters, goats, squirrel monkeys, lions and Andean bear. ENTERTAINMENT: Diluvio

July 27: Animal Athletes
Who is the fastest? The strongest? The smartest? Featured animals include giraffe, elephant, vulture, and ostrich. ENTERTAINMENT: The Just Intervals

August 3: Happiness with the Animals
Watch the fun animals have with enrichment and each other. Featured animals include lion-tailed macaque, goat, alligator, rhino, squirrel monkey. ENTERTAINMENT: RUFF Mix

August 10: Treasure Night

ENTERTAINMENT: Members of Run Boy Run

August 17: STEM Night

*During evening events, animals are given access to their night-houses for their comfort. Some animals may be behind-the-scenes.


June 22, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Reid Park Zoo
3400 E. Zoo Court
Tucson, AZ 85716 United States
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