Can I see animals at the event?
There will be after-hours access to the Small Mammal House, Great Ape House, Reptile Discovery Center and Think Tank. Also, the lions and tigers will be out in the Great Cats exhibit.
*Please remember the welfare of the animal is our priority, so animal demonstrations may be canceled if it is in the best interest of the animal.
Will food be available?
Yes, food, beer, and wine, will be available for purchase. There will be a several food trucks as well as food carts. Credit cards are accepted at many, but not all of the food trucks. ATMs are located inside the Zoo at the Visitor Center and Mane Restaurant.
Where is the event located in the Zoo?
Night of the Living Zoo will be located in the middle portion of the Zoo between Small Mammal House to Mane Restaurant. The Small Mammal House is about a 10 minute walk from the top of the Zoo. There will be one registration location by the Small Mammal House.
See a map of the Zoo
Where is the costume contest being held?
The costume contest will take place at the Great Meadow at 7:30 p.m. To enter the costume contest, please check in at stage on the Great Meadow at 7:15 p.m.
Individual Category: Best costume of two or under (Top Two)
Group Category: Best costume for a group of three or more (Top One)
Will the carousel be operating?
Yes, the carousel will be running and tickets can be purchased for $2 per ride at the event.
Is there a charge for parking?
Please see the parking & transportation section for more information.
Can I receive a refund?
No, ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. The event will be held rain or shine.
What methods of payment will be accepted at the event?
Credit cards are accepted at many but not all of the food trucks. An ATM is located inside the Zoo at the Visitor Center. A second ATM is located inside the Mane Grill.