Safari Nights: The Zoo Comes Alive at Night!

The public is invited to the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society for select Friday evenings from April through October, between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., for a newly-expanded “Safari Nights” series. The first event will be on Friday, April 11, 2014, featuring meet ‘n’ greets and photo opportunities with Peppa Pig and the Chick-fil-A- Cows, as well as The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum’s craft station. Guests at the April 11 event will also have the opportunity to learn about capybaras, the Zoo’s “water pigs,” at a special play station.

Each “Safari Nights” event will feature a different family-friendly theme, and will include entertainment, such as the following activities:

  • Roving animal encounters, keeper talks and training sessions
  • Complimentary rides on the wildlife carousel
  • Interactive fountain fun
  • Giveaways*
  • Children’s games and crafts in the Florida Pioneer House
  • Glass Productions’ Purple People Painters face painting and Noisy Neighbors DJ & Dance Party in the Fountain Plaza
  • Dinner specials in the Zoo’s Tropics Café restaurant
  • Animal painting selections to purchase from the Paws for a Cause animal art expo
  • Photo opportunities with the ZooCrew’s costume characters: Kiwi the koala, Timmy the tiger, Crash the cardinal and Speedy the sea turtle
  • Live music for adults on the Tropics Café deck overlooking Baker Lake**

*Guests are invited to come dressed to match the nightly themes, to be entered to win a Palm Beach Zoo prize package valued at $350. Themes will be announced in advance, so guests can check for updates. The winner will be drawn at the end of the “Safari Nights” series in October 2014.

**Available on a limited basis. The public can inquire about the live music and giveaway schedule at

For a complete listing of all upcoming Safari Nights dates, visit

Vendor and sponsor opportunities are available for this family-friendly event, so interested parties can contact for more details.

Pricing for “Safari Nights” is as follows:

  • Non-Member Adult (13 and older)    $15.95
  • Non-Member Child (3-12)                  $9.95
  • Member Adult (13+)                             $9.00  
  • Member Child (3-12)                           $5.00
  • All Children under 3                             Free

All Zoo members are admitted at no charge for June through August Safari Nights.  The Safari Nights schedule for 2014 is as follows, with all events occurring from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Zoo:

  • April 11
  • April 18
  • April 25
  • May 2
  • May 23
  • May 30
  • June 6
  • June 13
  • June 20
  • June 27
  • July 4
  • July 11
  • July 18
  • July 25
  • August 1
  • August 8
  • August 15
  • August 22
  • August 29
  • September 5
  • September 12
  • September 19
  • September 26
  • October 3
  • October 10
  • October 17


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