EL PASO, Texas – Ever wonder what the animals at the El Paso Zoo are doing after hours? The El Paso Zoo will begin hosting late evening hours with its Zoo After Howlers, presented by MetroPCS, this Saturday, June 18.

Zoo After Howlers extended hour evenings will be the third Saturday of every summer month: June 18, July 16 and August 20. The Zoo will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on these days. Last entrance will be at 7 p.m. Regular admission applies.

Live music and entertainment includes performances by PRIME the Rockshow from 3 to 5 p.m. and Chuco Soul Project from 6 to 8 p.m. in addition to an interactive stilt walker. Guests will also be able to enjoy regular Zoo activities, including special themed animal programs. The June theme is “Caring for Carnivores” and will include special lion, harris hawk, leopard and ocelot programs. Additionally, the Zoo will host an “Artworks for Change” exhibit with art by the Zoo’s carnivores where guests can be inspired to paint and create their own art.

Favorite Zoo activities, like Meet the Keeper 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 so the kiddoes can 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.

Guests will receive a detailed schedule of events at the gate or can access it at http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/5415-zoo-after-howlers-extended-hours.

EL PASO, Texas – The El Paso Zoological Society is hosting summer Zoo Camp throughout the summer so your kids can get more out of summer break!

El Paso Zoo Camp is Monday to Friday weekly, beginning June 6 and ending August 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Campers will discover Africa with the meerkats and red river hogs! The El Paso Zoo is the perfect environment in which to explore the wonders of nature. Through self-discovery and active involvement, zoo campers experience the natural world while learning about the role they play in that world. Featured animals alternate every other week.

Zoo camp is for children ages 6 to 10 Pre-registration is required online with the El Paso Zoological Society, or by calling (915) 212-0245.

The City of El Paso is hosting a wide variety of camps and events throughout the summer. A full list of City organized summer camps can be found under the Summer Camp Central banner at www.elpasotexas.gov.

EL PASO, Texas – Slither into the El Paso Zoo to get up close and personal with the scaly, not scary snakes, lizards and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday June 4 and 5!

Crawl through the world’s largest Texas tortoise and celebrate the opening weekend of the Reptile House. The existing Reptile building has been transformed into a giant tortoise, and has received four new exhibits, a special presentation area and an outdoor pond highlighting the Zoo’s turtle collection.

Join the El Paso Zoo’s chef and eat like a reptile during the Bug Cooking and Tasting demonstration. Live bug displays will get you eye-to-eye with insects in the Bug Room, or you can venture into nine years of reptile research in the Congo with the University of Texas’s Dr. Eli Greenbaum at a sampling from his Emerald Abyss exhibit.

Reptilia also features special reptile spotlights and encounters, so you can get closer than ever to the Zoo’s cool cold-blooded collection for the full “scaly, not scary” reptile experience.

This event is supported by United Bank.

Guests will receive a detailed schedule of events at the gate or may access it at: http://bit.ly/1VEDqeW

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