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Summer Safari SATURDAY Nights 2019

June 15 - August 10

Presented by TMC Healthcare

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)

Join us from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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 by Something Glitzy (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.

*The BEYOND Special: Show up with a medical prescription from your doctor and present it to BEYOND Outreach Coordinator Diego Martinez at the gate by 5:30 PM for FREE admission to the Zoo at 6 PM!
Contact Diego Martinez at (520)304.4611 or diego@beyond-tucson.org for any questions or concerns. 

Theme Nights:

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, alli gator, elephants, flamingo, and ferrets. ENTERTAINMENT: Shrimp Chaperone. PARTNERS: Rubio’s, Tucson International Academy, TMC Healthcare Center, Tucson Pops

June 22: Art in the Animal Kingdom
Colors, patterns, spots and stripes! See how art can serve as camouflage or attract mates.  Bring the beauty of the wild into your own home with watercolor pencil flamingo and charcoal zebra drawings with The Drawing Studio — and more! Featured animals include tiger, giraffe, flamingo, elephant, zebra, birds, tapir, dart frogs. ENTERTAINMENT: Mustang Corners. PARTNERS: Creative Juice, The Drawing Studio, Mary Kay, Tucson International Academy, TMC Healthcare

June 29: Animal Spa & Wellness 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, vulture, alligator, anteater. ENTERTAINMENT: Michael P. & the Gullywashers.  PARTNERS: Aveda

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: Animal Play Time
Watch the fun animals have with enrichment and each other. Featured animals include lion-tailed macaque, goat, alligator, rhino, squirrel monkey. ENTERTAINMENT: RUFF Mix


June 15
August 10
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Reid Park Zoo
3400 Zoo Court
Tucson, AZ 85716 United States


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Reid Park Zoo