Zoo Friday Nights 2022

Friday, July 8, July 15, July 22, AND July 29

6 – 9 p.m.
$25 per adult (18+); $20 per child (2–17)
$15 for members

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Come explore the Zoo on a beautiful summer evening! Don’t miss this limited-time opportunity to see what your favorite animals get up to during twilight hours. Enjoy musical performances, a family dance party and games, and interactive education stations at no additional charge, plus paid add-ons like carousel rides and tasty treats. (Carousel open from 6 to 8:30 p.m.) Full bars will be available for guests 21 and older.

It’s all of the fun with less of the sun!

Special musical guests

July 22: Wayne Vaughn presents Three Generations of Groove, featuring Wanda of The Emotions and The Fam
Three Generations of Groove is an American soul/funk jazz fusion band led by producer and composer Wayne Vaughn. Vocalist Wanda Hutchinson came to prominence in the Grammy-award winning R&B and soul group The Emotions, which VH1 named one of the 18 most influential girl groups of all time.

Wayne Vaughn has worked with artists such as Lionel Richie, Patti LaBelle, Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight, and Earth, Wind, and Fire, whose version of Vaughn’s and co-songwriter Maurice White’s “Let’s Groove” became one of the ‘80s most enduring hits.

Wanda Vaughn and The Emotions also achieved a megahit in partnership with Earth, Wind, and Fire’s Maurice White—“Best of My Love”—which won a Grammy and American Music Award in 1978. The Emotions and Earth, Wind, and Fire went on to release the iconic smash “Boogie Wonderland” in 1979.

Wanda Vaughn has graced the stage with industry greats such as Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan, Sly and the Family Stone, and many others.

THE BROBOTS is a high-energy rock ‘n’ roll party band from Los Angeles, California. It’s one of L.A.’s most popular cover bands, and for a good reason.

NOTE: Food, beverages, and carousel rides are not included in the ticket price. During evening events, animals are given access to their night quarters for their comfort. Therefore, some animals will not be on exhibit.

This is a rain or shine event. No refunds or exchanges.