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From May through September, Sunset At The Zoo returns to Central Florida Zoo

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens are set to celebrate summer with the return of the popular Sunset At The Zoo.


Sunset At The Zoo returns to Central Florida Zoo

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is bringing back its popular all-ages summer event, Sunset at the Zoo, which allows friends and families to enjoy some extra-hours fun—but with an added twist as this years event will be celebrating the connections that inspire people to take action for wildlife, while also forging connections with different cultures in our communities.


Each month’s event will celebrate a culture, complete with activities, food and educational opportunities.


Sunset at the Zoo takes place on the fourth Friday of every month from May to September, with the zoo opening at 5 p.m. ready for lots of fun until the sun goes down, including music, inflatable games and of course the chance to see some favorite animals after the heat of the day.


Sunset At The Zoo returns to Central Florida Zoo

Dates and themes for 2023 are as follows:


May 26

Asian American & Pacific Islander heritage

June 23

LGBTQ+ Pride

July 28

Black heritage

August 25

Native American/American Indian heritage

September 22

Hispanic heritage


Each event will include special entertainment, food trucks, Zoo Keeper chats and more.


Sunset At The Zoo returns to Central Florida Zoo

“The Zoo is a place for the community, and we want it to feel welcoming to all communities and cultures,” said Richard E. Glover, Jr., the Zoo’s CEO. “We’re very excited to roll out this newly imagined version of our favorite summer event and look forward to celebrating with our patrons.”


Last admission for each event is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 per person when purchased online and $8 per person at the gate.


Sunset At The Zoo returns to Central Florida Zoo

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