John Ball Zoo

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Roaring Nights

Our adult-only summer event series is back!

Spend your summer evenings strolling the Zoo with animal activities, music, craft beer and wines, specialty food and beverage menus, and no kids!

This 21+ event is a unique way to experience the Zoo after hours. After all, who said the Zoo was just for kids? Come celebrate and learn about wildlife and wild places with friends at Roaring Nights.

Tickets are $24 for non-members and $21 for members. (Members must log in to view and select member pricing).

Each date will feature a different animal theme with corresponding themed menus and activities. 

Dates and Themes 

Thursday, July 14th - Snakes, Seltzers, & Sweets

Thursday, July 28th - Monkeys & Mimosas - Presented by Whole Foods Market

Tuesday, August 9th - Meerkats & Margaritas

Thursday, August 25th - Lions & Libations

Please note, for the welfare of some of the animals they will begin shifting into their indoor habitats beginning at 7:40 p.m. However, many animals will still be viewable for the duration of the event. 

These events take place rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.