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

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

UPDATED February 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.

Sunset at the Zoo at Central Florida Zoo


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 (around 7pm). 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.

Brews Around the Zoo 2018
Saturday, April 14, 6-10pm
Sip craft beer and feast on fare from local restaurants plus special animal encounters during this annual adults-only evening at the zoo. Upgrade your ticket to include access to the Taste of the Wild beer pairing dinner for the full experience.
$50 general admission, $70 early access ticket (gain entry into the event 1 hour early), $90 with Taste of the Wild beer dinner

Wild Art & Wine
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-9pm
Paint an animal portrait with guidance from an art instructor during this 21+ art night out at the zoo. Wine and light hors-d’oeuvres will be served and all materials are provided.

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Feature image credit: Central Florida Zoo 

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