As part of its 175th birthday celebrations this year, Bristol Zoo is inviting members of the public to visit the Zoo after closing time next week.
On Friday, August 5 the Zoo will open in the evening, offering visitors a chance to enjoy the Zoo after-hours, as the sun sets.
All the Zoo’s animal houses and exhibits will be open, giving visitors the chance to see everything from lions, gorillas and penguins to monkeys, seals and meerkats.
Throughout the evening there will be a programme of Amazing Animal displays, opportunities to meet some smaller creatures up-close, animal talks and feeds. Face painting will be available at a small charge and there will also be special appearances from the Zoo’s new mascot, Larry the Lemur.
There will also be music from Cotswold Big Band and refreshments from the Zoo’s Coral Café, as well as a Bath Ales bar.
Wendy Walton, Head of Commercial Operations at Bristol Zoo said: “This really is a fantastic opportunity to visit Bristol Zoo at a special time of day and experience the Zoo at the sun goes down – it certainly promises to be a Friday night out with a difference!”
Tickets are still available, either in advance or on the night, and cost £10 per adult and £6 for children/concessions. Family tickets are £25. Zoo members can enter for free on a first come, first served basis. Last entry is at 9pm and animal houses will close between 9-9.30pm, weather dependent.
To books tickets online please visit the website http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/sunset-special . For further information or to purchase tickets over the phone please contact: 0117 974 7300.
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