Adults-Only ‘Sunset at the Zoo’ Series at the Central Florida Zoo (VIDEO)

Adults-Only ‘Sunset at the Zoo’ Series at the Central Florida Zoo (VIDEO)

UPDATED April 2018

Sunset at the Zoo, a seasonal adults-only event at the Central Florida Zoo is back this fall on select dates from March 15 – October 18, 2018. This 21+ event invites you to step into the zoo after hours for adult beverages, food, live music, and animal sightings.

Taking place after the zoo closes for the day, Sunset at the Zoo is a creative alternative to the usual happy hour for adults. Wander the zoo grounds while sipping on beer and wine, feasting on delectable food for purchase, and spotting your favorite zoo animals. Live music will create perfect sunset ambiance.

This special event at the zoo will take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month between March 15 and October 18, 2018. Admission is $5 and parking is free. Beer, wine, and food are available for an additional purchase. Expect to pay $5-$6 each for beer and wine.

Check out a sneak peek at this event in our video below:


Dates for the 2018 Sunset at the Zoo event series at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens are as follows:

  • March 15
  • April 19
  • May 17
  • June 21
  • July 19
  • August 16
  • September 20
  • October 18

All events begin at 5:30pm and end at sunset. The zoo will close at 5pm and reopen at 5:30pm for each event.

$5 per person, FREE parking

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
3755 N.W. Highway 17-92
Sanford, FL 32771

Note: This is a 21+ event.


Night Hikes at the Zoo
March 24, June 23, and September 15, 7:30-10:30pm
Experience the zoo after dark during a guided flashlight tour, along with up-close animal encounters. Attendees must be 5 years or older.

Yoga at the Zoo
April 30, May 21, 6-7pm
Practice your down dog during the zoo’s new monthly yoga class.
$20 ($5 off with same-day Zoo admission receipt)

Stay up to date with the latest zoo events and get more information at

Sunset at the Zoo at Central Florida Zoo

Feature image credit: Central Florida Zoo 

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