Celebrate summer in the city at Zoo Nights

Please note that Zoo Nights has now ended for 2018, tickets for 2019 are now on sale. Check our What's On page for current events at the Zoo.


Thought a trip to the zoo was just for kids? Let ZSL London Zoo change your mind this summer – as its sell-out success Zoo Nights makes a comeback, serving up a unique mix of wildlife and city life every Friday evening.

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With an array of new after-hours explorations for night-owls to embark on and more than 18,000 animals to visit, Zoo Nights is the most unique way for grown-ups to celebrate summer in the city this June.
Ever wondered how bees ‘get busy’ or how flamingos ‘pull a bird’? Find out what animals really get up to after dark in The Birds and the Bees – Uncut, a guided tour where our expert guides will help you unravel the mysteries of sex in the animal kingdom.

New for 2018, yoga lovers can practise their downward African wild dog, flamingo or elephant pose with ZSL’s Wild Yoga sessions. Or for something a little more high-octane, visitors can help ZSL’s very own superhero Captain Z discover the true heroes of conservation - on an epic Conservation Quest around the Zoo.

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If you know your tigers from your tapirs, prove it by taking part in Zooniversity Challenge, an interactive quiz show that will test guests on their animal knowledge - or laugh like a hyena at the LiveWired Comedy Improv group, who will take up residence with a special guest each week to add some creature comedy to the evening.

Embark on a self-guided tour of the Zoo before the sun goes down, where you’ll see the Zoo’s magnificent animals and take in a packed programme of feeds and talks.
As the sun finally sets, set up camp with your fellow explorers to listen to some chilled-out music and enjoy live acrobatics in the open air Light Lounge - providing an idyllic end to what promises to be a unique evening.

A limited number of Zoo Nights tickets are also available for upgrade, giving guests the opportunity to sleep within roaring distance of the lions at the London ZooLodges: nine colourful cabins nestled in the heart of the Zoo. The perfect way to start the weekend, Zoo Nights will run every Friday between 1-29 June from 6:00pm to 10:00pm with everyone over the age of 18 invited to experience the magic of the Zoo after-hours.

Tickets are strictly limited and dates sold out fast last year, so be quick to grab yourself a place at the totally unmissable event of the summer!

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