Start Date16th Sep 2023 End Date16th Sep 2023

Join us for a late summer evening at Colchester Zoo!

Enjoy a magical twilight spectacular as we remain open until 9.30pm on Saturday 16th and 30th September 2023!

As the temperature drops and the senses sharpen you will have the chance to see some of our animals in a whole new light, as some bed down for the evening whilst for others the night is just beginning

PLUS enjoy a live performance by One-Drum at 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm on the Main Stage, with traditional Highlife Jazz and Afrobeat music using authentic African instruments!

Passholders: This event is FREE for Zoo Passholders. Simply turn up on the day and bring with you your valid zoo pass to gain entry into the zoo.
Paying Visitors: We recommend all non-passholders book their tickets online in advance to receive the best price on admission. Starlight Safari Night is included within standard admission making your entry AMAZING value for money!

Learn more about the incredible species here at Colchester Zoo from our Animal Care Team, with a number of special encounters taking place throughout the evening!

View our daytime timetable here.

5:00pmPygmy Hippopotamus – Kingdom of the Wild
5:10pmAfrican Animals – Kingdom of the Wild Paddock
5:20pmBornean Orangutan – Rajang’s Forest
5:40pmPatagonian Sea Lion – Playa Patagonia
5:40pmMandrill – Edge of Africa
6:00pmCheetah – Edge of Africa
6:00pmGelada Baboon – Gelada Plateau
6:20pmHumboldt Penguin – Inca Trail
6:20pmRed Panda – Wilds of Asia
6:40pmAmur Tiger – Tiger Taiga
6:40pmKomodo Dragon – Dragons of Komodo
7:00pmSpotted Hyena – Edge of Africa
7:00pmAfrican Elephant – Elephant Kingdom
7:10pmSmooth-coated Otter – Otter Creek
7:20pmMeerkat – Suricata Sands
7:40pmMalayan Sun Bear – Bears of the Rising Sun (lower viewing area)
8:00pmPatagonian Sea Lion – Playa Patagonia

Please beware that all events, dates and times are subject to change.

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