Nighttime is the right time at the San Diego Zoo when the park switches to summer hours beginning next month.
The zoo’s longer hours will offer visitors a chance to see nocturnal animal activity, and enjoy a variety of entertainment added for the 25th annual Nighttime Zoo festivities, the zoo announced Wednesday.
Live music, acrobats and close encounters with animals are just the beginning of what’s in store for park visitors this summer. There’s also a new mountain lion exhibit that keeps the cats active with a new type of animal enrichment the zoo calls a “state-of-the-art scent distribution system.”
The Nighttime Zoo takes on an Australian Outback theme this year with its show, “Australiana II, Return to the Outback,” as well as the Kangaroo Crossing performers on trampoline and Dr. Zoolittle Explores Australia. The evening ends with visitors invited to take part in a festive finale called “The Walkabout.”
The zoo’s summer hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 28 through Sept. 1. A one-day pass costs is $46 general admission, and $36 for child ages 3-11. There are a variety of package options also available.
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