Zoo after-howlers offers extended summer hours

Zoo after-howlers offers extended summer hours
El Paso Zoo
Positively El Paso
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 2:45pm

The El Paso Zoo is excited to announce Zoo After Howlers- extended hour evenings this summer on the 3rd Saturday of each month (June- August). The Zoo will extend its hours until 8:30 p.m. on June 21, July 19 and August 16. The Zoo will be open from 9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. on these days.

Guests will be able to enjoy Zoo activities in the evening just as if they were here during regular business hours. The Zoo will have animal presentations and encounters (giraffe feeding at 6 p.m.), all attractions will be open and the Passport Café will offer dinner options for guests.

“We have seen how popular it is to come to the Zoo in the evening when we have other events. We decided it would be a great idea to open the Zoo up for the entire community a few times this summer,” said Steve Marshall, Zoo Director.

Other activities include appearances from Princesses from Dreams Come True and Spiderman from 4- 7:30 p.m. and a performance by the Frozen princesses from 5:30-6 p.m. in the Americas Plaza. Kids and families will also be able to take photos with the princess or Superman after the show.

The Hunt Family Desert Spring and Foster Tree House Playground will be open into the evening so that the kiddoes can enjoy. Evening hours will not only offer fun, but will offer families an outing during cooler summer hours.

“Zoo After Howlers is a unique opportunity for the community to come enjoy the Zoo in the evening. Everyone wonders what the animals are doing after hours and this is their chance to see,” said Karla Martinez, Zoo Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator.

The Zoo’s ticket booth and membership office will close at 7 p.m. Staff will begin to take animals off exhibit at 7:45 p.m. Zoo grounds will close at 8:30 p.m.

Daily regular Zoo hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., year-round. Zoo admission prices are $6 for children, $10 for adults and $7.50 for seniors/active military and spouse.

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