Beat the summer heat during our Night at the Zoo events! Join us from 6:30-10:00 pm for live music, food trucks, cash bars, plus your chance to see the animals on exhibit until 8:30 pm. There will be animal encounters, keeper talks, and much more!

New this year to Night at the Zoo: Dinosauria - Experience Pangea after the sun sets and catch the dinos before they go extinct!

Members: $7/adults and $5/children (3-12)
Non-member: $14/adult and $12/children (3-12)
Child 2 and under: free (but still require a ticket)
Tickets will go on sale soon. Available by online pre-sale only. 


Event dates and themes are listed below:

June 22 – Friday Night Fever

This 70s themed party will encourage you to break out the bell-bottoms and get down to live music from the Boogie Freaks. We’ll also have a DJ on the Great Lawn, a groovy costume party, and entertainment from Miss Marie’s Kids.

Note: Land of the Tiger will be closing at 8 pm.

July 13 – ZOOperstition

This Friday the 13th, join us for an unnerving night full of superstitions. Kim Reteguiz & the Black Cat Bones will be here for some live music, and our keepers will be out to dispel common myths about a few of our more misunderstood animals. We’ll also have games and a DJ on the Great Lawn to liven up this dreaded evening.

July 27 – The Great Catsby

Welcome to the Jazz Age, old sport. This Roaring Twenties themed party will include live music from Tasty Tuesday, a DJ on the Great Lawn, and a costume contest that is sure to be the cat’s meow. Bring your friends and family and enjoy this trip back to the past.

August 10 – Zoo Odyssey: 3000

The future is here at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens! While we won’t have flying cars or visitors from Mars, we will have two DJs with interactive projections and trivia, LED performers, and our keepers will be out to talk about some of our new babies! It’s a futuristic night you won’t want to miss.


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