Explore the zoo . . . after dark!

Flashlight Safari

October 20 & 21, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 pm

Many of our animals become active at night. Take a peek at their “secret” after-hours activities with a special safari through our Exhibit Gallery with only a flashlight to guide you!

See lots of critters in action including mambas, cobras, pythons, and rattlesnakes, along with aquatic turtles, poisonous dart frogs, tree monitors, and crocodilians. Get an up-close look at Madagascar hissing cockroaches, a tarantula, emperor scorpion, and boa constrictor. You can even touch some of these animals!

Live Shows at 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00

Take in a show featuring a great horned owl, Norway rat, scorpion, kinkajou, rattlesnake, and more!

You’ll be amazed by the efficiency of most nocturnal animals. Snakes, for example, are among the most efficient nocturnal predators even though they have poor eyesight. Their excellent sense of smell aids in detecting and tracking prey. Snakes smell with their tongue and some even have heat-sensing organs on either side of their heads to detect the distance and location of prey!

Learn all this and more with our nocturnal shows at 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00 in the Program Center.

Torchlit Dinos

No flashlights needed here—experience Dinosaurs Come to Life lit with torches and spotlights! Trek through this prehistoric path to see the impressive Tyrannosaurus rex as well as new dinos like Utahraptor, Ornithomimus, and more!

Halloween Fun

Experience the zoo like never before! Enjoy boo-tiful surroundings with creatively carved jack-o-lanterns, spook-tacular lighting, and more. Visit the activity tent to strike a pose in our festive photo booth, get crafty with our themed activity, and take home a sweet treat!

Ticket Prices
$14 for ages 12+
$12 for ages 3-11
FREE for Members (see note below)

Update 10/21/17: Tickets can no longer be purchased online. To purchase advance tickets for Saturday night, please call 570-538-1869 by 4:00pm. After that, tickets will only be available to purchase at the door. Thank you!

Members: To reserve your free tickets, please call 570-538-1869 or stop in during normal business hours.

Doors open at 5:45pm, and don’t forget to bring a flashlight!

The zoo will close at 5:00pm on Saturday, October 21 in preparation for this event. Thank you for your understanding.