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San Diego Zoo's 'Nighttime' spectacle brings after-hours shows, animal experiences

Posted at 5:48 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 20:48:43-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Some late-night fun is heading to the San Diego Zoo, for the park's "Nighttime Zoo" festivities this summer.

The special after-hours celebration runs June 16 - Sept. 2, keeping the zoo's gates open until 8 p.m. for live music, performances, and special animal encounters.

Guests can check out trampoline acrobatics, traditional music and dance at Africa Rocks, the roving Chameleons band, or the Jambo! parade on Front Street. There are plenty of great opportunities for kids as well during Zoolamoves, Zoolahoops, and several zoo characters making appearances around the park.

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Special "meet a keeper" sessions will give guests a look at what it's like to care for cheetahs and leopards during a special viewing of the animals. Or, guests can get a unique look at animals during other presentations, including the "enriched experience" at the park.

For those older enough to enjoy, Albert's will keep the good vibes going with specialty cocktails and $10 drinks in the Lost Forest.

For a complete schedule of events, check out the zoo's website.