In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Extended Evenings at the Zoo during Wild Summer Nights

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden is pleased to announce Wild Summer Nights, a new extended hours series every Thursday – Saturday nights in August. It’s a great opportunity to see new arrivals like the Giant anteater, Mr. Pickles or the one-year-old Giraffe, Clementine.

Guests will be able to enjoy Zoo activities in the cooler evening temperatures just as if they were here during regular business hours. Attractions such as the Engelbrecht Carousel, bumper boats, and paddleboats will remain open until 7 p.m. and an additional giraffe feeding opportunity has been added at 6 p.m. The Rainforest Grill will have dinner options available and will be adding bottled beer to the menu.

The Zoo’s ticket booth and membership office will close at 7 p.m., at which time staff will begin to take animals off exhibit and buildings will begin to close. Zoo grounds will close at 8 p.m.