Lookdown Fish

Lookdown Fish

This odd-looking fish gets its name from the way it appears to look down as it swims along. It is also unique in the way that its bright, polished, silver body is laterally compressed and extremely thin.

Adult Programs

Twilight at the Zoo Opportunities!

Each adult education program (ages 21 and over) begins with a meet and greet with zookeepers and light hors d'oeuvres followed by a tour with zoo educators and senior animal staff. Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.

Pre-registration is required. These opportunities will fill up fast!

Twilight at the Zoo: Feathered Friends


Thursday, September 10
6:30-8:00 pm

$50/members; $55/non-members

This program is for the bird lovers out there! From hawks to parrots, our zoo is home to some of the most interesting and stunning bird species in the world. Join zookeepers and their feathered counterparts to learn all about bird behavior and adaptations. Guests will meet birds of prey and parrots up close and personal, including a flight demonstration with our Harris's hawks, and learn what it takes to care for these beautiful animals from the zookeepers who know them best.

Twilight at the Zoo: Creepy Crawlies

Thursday, October 29
6:30-8:00 pm

$50/members; $55/non-members

Halloween season is a perfect time to focus on our zoo's underappreciated animals-the creepy crawlies!  Guests will have the chance to go behind the scenes in the amphibians, reptiles, fish, and invertebrates area (the "cave") and learn all about these fascinating creatures from the zookeepers who know them best. Guests will meet live reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates up close and personal, while zookeepers will be on hand to answer questions and chat about animals from cockroaches to pythons! 

Twilight at the Zoo: Meet the Sloths

Thursday, December 3
6:30-8:00 pm

$50/members; $55/non-members

Join us for an after-hours experience with the zoo's sloth collection. Senior animal staff will discuss our amazing sloth family, including a rare video of a sloth birth right here at the zoo. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet our zoo's sloths up close and personal as we learn all about their unique adaptations. Don't miss this unique opportunity to get up close and personal with your favorite animal!

Cancellation Policy:

If you are enrolled and you must cancel for any reason, your registration fee is nonrefundable unless a patron on the waiting list can fill the space. In the event the cancelled slot is filled, a 25% processing fee will be deducted from your refund. If there is no waiting list for the program you are cancelling, no refund will be issued.

Wait List:

We often add programs based on the length of the wait list. If the program you are interested in is full, please email or call Alicia at 435-8511 ext 124 with the program name and the number of tickets you require. If a space becomes avaliable or we open another program, we will contact you.