Philadelphia Zoo is turning up the heat on summer happy hours with our first-ever Wild Nights! Join us Tuesday, July 31 for our new event series designed specifically for adults.

Each unique evening guests are invited to grab a cool beer or seasonal cocktail available for purchase and journey through the Zoo’s beautiful 42-acre campus discovering animals and habitats from every corner of the world. In addition to exploring Philadelphia Zoo, guests will enjoy animal meet-and-greets, keeper chats, music, dancing, conservation-themed activities, wild games, delicious food and more!

Event Info

Tuesday, July 31 Lovin’ on the Wild Side

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Member – $15
Nonmember – $18

Parking is included with ticket purchase

Tickets available in advance and on site the night of the event.

Guests must be 21 or older and present valid photo I.D. when entering. Children will not be permitted.
This is a rain or shine event and tickets are non-refundable. Please drink responsibly.

A Night in the Tropics

Tuesday, July 17

Journey to the rainforest for A Night in the Tropics. Learn about rainforest habitats and animals and encounter some of the amazing creatures native to this tropical region during animal meet-and-greets.

As you adventure through the Zoo, check out the games, activities and tropical trivia stationed throughout. Meet Zoo staff who have worked in the field and learn about their work to save some of this regions’ most critically endangered species.

Enjoy specialty themed cocktails and bites for purchase and watch or join in with our Polynesian dance performances!

Lovin’ on the Wild Side

Tuesday, July 31

Bring your boo to the Zoo and encounter love across the animal kingdom during Lovin’ on the Wild Side.

This is a 21+ event but we’d probably rate it PG-13! Enjoy chats, activities, games and more during our love-themed event and discover the reproductive instincts of animals from across the globe, including courtship, mating and parenting.

Enjoy ‘aphrodisiac’ cocktails and bites available for purchase throughout the evening.