From July 19, 2014 9:30 am until July 19, 2014 7:30 pm
Categories: Special Events
ZOO AFTER HOWLERS OFFERS EXTENDED HOUR THIS SATURDAY, JULY 19 AT THE EL PASO ZOO
Extended Hour Saturdays Third Saturday of the Month Through August
El Paso, TX (July 16, 2014) – The El Paso Zoo will be hosting its second Zoo After Howlers extended hour evenings this Saturday, July 19, 2014. Extended hours will be offered this summer on the 3rd Saturday of each month through August. The Zoo will extend its hours until 8:30 p.m. on 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 Captain America from 5-8 p.m. and a performance by the Frozen princesses from 5- 5:30 p.m. Kids and families will also be able to take photos with the princess and Captain America after the show or transform into a princess with a makeover.
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.
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Frozen Princesses Performance
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Princess Makeovers
(El Paso Water Utilities Discovery Center)
5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Photos with Frozen Princesses
(Asia Discovery Center)
Photos with Captain America
(Outside of Safari Outfitters Gift Shop)
6:00 p.m. Giraffe Feeding
(Giraffe Exhibit in Africa)
7:00 p.m. Animals of Africa
(Kalahari Research Station)
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.
Our Zoo Giraffe Encounters have been temporarily cancelled. We are remodeling the Giraffe Encounter area and will resume our encounters when remodeling is completed by early January.
Our daily sea lion programs have been cancelled until further notice. We are introducing our female sea lion Sushi to our male sea lion LB. Once we know that they are compatible we hope to resume our daily training programs.