Cincinnati Zoo to Host Breakfast with the Animals and Late-Night Events

Bourbon and breakfast lovers alike will enjoy these upcoming events.

click to enlarge Enjoy Breakfast with the Animals select dates April through August. - Photo: DJJAM/provided by Cincinnati Zoo
Photo: DJJAM/provided by Cincinnati Zoo
Enjoy Breakfast with the Animals select dates April through August.

Whether you’re looking to have a late night or are looking to rise early, the Cincinnati Zoo has some animal-filled events for you.

Tickets are on sale now for the Breakfast with the Animals and Toast the wild upcoming zoo events.

Breakfast with the Animals runs from April through August and offers early birds a chance to get close-up time with the animals before the zoo opens. From 7-9 a.m. beginning on the Africa deck, guests will eat breakfast then spend time speaking with curators and learning about their favorite animals.

“Events before and after the zoo opens to the public give visitors more opportunities to see animals up close and experience the beautiful gardens with morning dew or washed with a sunset glow,” Cincinnati Zoo special events manager Kim Denzler says in a release.

After breakfast, you’ll have access to the zoo all day. The first breakfast is scheduled for April 6 and will focus on the lions and gorillas. Find the full list of days here. Tickets are $122 per person and act fast because some breakfasts are already sold out.

click to enlarge Toast to the Wild events take place after the zoo closes. - Photo: DJJAM/provided by Cincinnati Zoo
Photo: DJJAM/provided by Cincinnati Zoo
Toast to the Wild events take place after the zoo closes.

If you’re not much of a morning person, Toast of the Wild may be just the event for you. There are three events featuring three different drinks to enjoy throughout the evening. Tickets range from $20 to $80 depending on the package and each comes with a souvenir glass. 

Bourbon Flights is set for May 12. From 7-9:30 p.m. guests can take a leisurely walk through the park after hours and sip on a variety of bourbons.

At the Wild About Wine event from 7-9:30 p.m. on Aug. 11, guests can enjoy wine and live music from Q102’s DJ Kay. After zoo hours, stroll around the entire zoo with your commemorative glass and get tipsy while you encounter animals.

For you beer drinkers, stop by the zoo 7 p.m. Oct. 13 for Zoo Brew, where you can sip and cold one and enjoy the zoo without the crowds. The zoo says there will also be live music from a “national recording act” that has yet to be announced.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is located at 3400 Vine St., Avondale. For more info, visit cincinnatizoo.org.

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