After Dark Adventures

There are TWO Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

One you see by day, and the other you experience by NIGHT!

The Education Department’s After Dark Adventures are unique events that take you behind the scenes to meet the exotic animal collection up-close. Whether you want to spend the night or enjoy a twilight stroll, we have a variety of programs for nearly all ages.


Book your private ZooLights Night Hike today. $40 per person with a minimum group of 8 and a maximum group size of 20.

This is an up-close and personal 1.5 hour walking tour behind the scenes starting at 6:30pm ending with admission to ZooLights to enjoy the rest of our event. Tour location will vary depending on the weather.

Spots are limited and payment must be made at the time of booking. To book your group night hike, please call 907-757-4463 x. 388

ZooLights event runs December 8th-10th and December 15th-January 6th.

Wednesday, August 24th

Friday, August 26th (Limited Availability) 

Tuesday, August 30th

Thursday, Sept. 1st

Friday, Sept. 16th (Limited Availability)

After Dark Sleepovers

Night Hikes