July 12 (Saturday), 6 – 9 p.m.
Live Music, Dancing, Zookeeper Visits, Popular Food Trucks, and Other Family Fun Inspired by the Hit Animated Film
Join us for a family-friendly evening of live music, food trucks, select animal special feedings, and fun under the stars. The after-hours celebration, themed “An Evening in Brazil,” is sponsored by the hit animated feature film, RIO 2, in celebration of the film’s release on Blu-ray/DVD on July 15th.
$19.00 per Adult Non-Member (13 and older)
$14.00 per Child Non-member (2-12)
$16.00 per Adult Member (13 and older)
$13.00 per Child Member (Ages 2-12)
Children under 2 are free.
Purchase tickets now
We recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance in order to avoid waiting in line. Online ticketing closes at 4 p.m. on the day of the event, but you can still purchase your tickets at the membership windows of the Zoo.
The party features samba music and dancing by Brazilian Samba Angels, as well as music by Close Encounters, a live karaoke band that invites Zoo guests to perform favorite songs karaoke-style accompanied by the band.
RIO 2, releasing on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD on July 15, brings Brazilian fun and activities to the Zoo with crafts for kids, an interactive photo booth, special prizes, giveaways, and more! Costume characters will help families dance the night away, while they have fun on a themed educational scavenger hunt with “clues” to visit select areas throughout the Zoo to discover fun facts about animals, with special RIO 2 prizes given to those who complete the scavenger hunt.
Popular local food trucks onsite throughout the evening are Ta Bom, featuring Brazilian cuisine; Vchos, specializing in Central American tapas; Dogtown Dogs, renowned for hot dogs and tater tots; The Pudding Truck, featuring homemade stove-top puddings; The Melt, with different kinds of grilled cheese sandwiches and accompaniments; Tornado Potato, featuring a wide variety of spiral-cut potatoes; and Patty Wagon Burgers, offering an assortment of sliders. Brazilian-inspired beverages, the Zoo’s famous churros, and frozen Sweet Treats will be available for kids and adults.
Note: During evening events, animals are given access to their night houses for their comfort. As a result, some animals may not choose to be on exhibit. Food and beverages are not included in the ticket price. Outside food and beverages, backpacks, coolers, or oversized purses will not be permitted.
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