Start Date2nd Sep 2023 End Date2nd Sep 2023

Join us until 8:30pm for our extended summer opening where you can enjoy the zoo into the evening with a special party as we celebrate turning 60!

Experience a summer like no other as we host a number of activities for all the family to enjoy! Journey around the park and watch as our animals soak up the summer sun. Feeling toasty yourself? Duck out of the heat and head into one of our many undercover areas! You can even pick yourself up a delicious and cooling treat at one of our many seasonal catering outlets, such as Slush Station!

PLUS live music by 24Karat on the Main Stage by Penguini’s Restaurant from 5.00pm to 8.00pm!

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.

5:15pmSmooth-coated Otter – Otter Creek
5:45pmRed Panda – Wilds of Asia
5:45pmBornean Orangtuan – Rajang’s Forest
6:00pmHumboldt Penguin – Inca Trail
6:00pmMeerkat – Suricata Sands
6:15pmMandrill – Edge of Africa
6:15pmGelada Baboon – Gelada Plateau
6:30pmKomodo Dragon – Dragons of Komodo
6:30pmRing-tailed Lemur – Lemur Bridge
6:45pmMalayan Sun Bear – Bears of the Rising Sun
7:00pmAfrican Elephant – Outside Paddock
7:30pmSpotted Hyena – Edge of Africa
7:45pmPatagonian Sea Lion – Playa Patagonia

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