Ever wonder what the animals at the El Paso Zoo are doing after hours? The El Paso Zoo is hosting late evening hours with its Zoo After Howlers, presented by MetroPCS, this Saturday, July 16.

The Zoo will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., with last entrance at 7 p.m. Regular admission applies.

Live music and entertainment includes performances by FM Junkies from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Border Avenue from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., as well as interactive stilt walkers and an evening fire show. Guests will also be able to enjoy regular Zoo activities, including special themed animal programs. The July theme is “Edge of Extinction,” and includes special endangered animal Meet the Keeper programs. Additionally, the Zoo will host an “Artworks for Change” exhibit with art by the Zoo’s most endangered animals where guests can be inspired to paint and create their own art.

Favorite Zoo activities, including animal encounters and a special evening giraffe feeding, will occur during the Zoo’s extended evening hours for guests to enjoy.

All attractions will be open for guests. The Hunt Family Desert Spring and Foster Tree House Playground will be available into the evening for the kids to enjoy. Evening hours will not only offer fun, but will offer families an outing during cooler summer hours. 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.

The last Zoo After Howlers extended hour evening will be on August 20.

Guests will receive a detailed schedule of events at the gate or can access it at http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/6969-zoo-after-howlers-extended-hours.