Safari Nights: Back to School Night to Benefit a Local Title-1 School

Safari Nights: The Zoo Comes Alive at Night!

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The Zoo is helping children enjoy one last hurrah before the new school year kicks into high gear, while helping students in need by providing school supplies. A Safari Night theme of “Back to School” will be held at the Zoo on August 8 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. to benefit Palmetto Elementary School, a Title I school in Palm Beach County. Attendees who bring three or more approved school supplies will be granted admission at a reduced rate of $5.00 (each person in party must donate three items to receive discount). Don't forget Zoo Members get in to Safari Nights for free during August! 

Anyone donating a combination of three or more items this Palm Beach County-approved list will be granted access to the Zoo’s “Back to School” Safari Night for the reduced rate of $5.00: 12 count of No. 2 pencils (no designs) with erasers; handheld erasers; spiral notebooks; Fiskar scissors (blunt or non-blunt); pencil box; glue sticks; three-pronged Duo-Tang folders with pockets (red, blue, green, or yellow); packs of eight-count thick Expo dry erase markers (low odor); bottle of Expo board cleaner; eight-count Crayola markers; eight-count, 16-count, 24-count or 48-count Crayola crayons; white copy paper; box of antibacterial wipes; large box of Kleenex tissues; roll of paper towels; box of Ziploc sandwhich bags; box of gallon-sized Ziploc bags; wide ruled filler paper; antibacterial hand gel; ruler; five subject notebooks; yellow highlighter; handheld pencil sharpener.

  • Roving Animal Encounters, Keeper Talks, & Training Sessions
  • Interactive Fountain Fun
  • Giveaways*
  • Children's Games and Crafts in the Florida Pioneer House 
  • Glass Productions' Purple People Painters Face Painting or Air Brush Tatoo Artists and Noisy Neighbors DJ & Dance Party in the Fountain Plaza
  • Dinner Specials in the Tropics Cafe
  • Offerings of the Paws for a Cause Animal Art Expo
  • Photo Opportunities with the Zoo Crew's Costume Characters: Kiwi the Koala, Timmy the Tiger, Crash the Cardinal & Speedy the Sea Turtle
  • Live Music for the Grown-Ups on the Tropics Cafe Deck Overlooking Baker Lake*

Please visit for updated Safari Night pricing. Admission includes access to the entire Zoo.  Please note, as dusk approaches some animals may not be visible and some paths may be closed.

Vendor and sponsor opportunities are available for this family-friendly event - please email us at for more details.

*Available on a limited basis. Please inquire as to live music and giveaway schedule at

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