Enjoy Your Pancakes With a Side of Wild During Breakfast at the Cincinnati Zoo

Make the 'most important meal of the day' even more special by sharing the morning with your BFF Fiona.

Mar 3, 2021 at 2:41 pm

click to enlarge Enjoy Your Pancakes With a Side of Wild During Breakfast at the Cincinnati Zoo
Photo: Lisa Hubbard

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens will host socially distanced breakfasts alongside some of your favorite zoo animals.

Running from April through August, Breakfast with the Animals, which is sponsored by Nutella, allows guests to watch the animals throughout the zoo wake up. 

The catered breakfast, which takes place on the African deck overlooking the savanna, starts at 7 a.m. with offerings to meet every person’s palette. Obviously, there will be pancakes with Nutella, but there will also be a variety of breakfast burritos, fruit, yogurt, hash browns and non-alcoholic beverages.

“We recognize that a morning at the zoo, especially in times when outings are more limited, is such an exciting excursion for so many families. We’re looking forward to making an already wow-worthy moment that much more so with pancakes with Nutella,” Todd Midura, vice president of marketing, Nutella North America at Ferrero, says in a press release. 

Once breakfast, is over, guests will hear stories from a zookeeper about their personal experiences, learn fun facts about the animals at the Cincinnati Zoo, and get an up-close look at some of their favorite animals. 

There are ten dates to choose from, and each breakfast features different animals. And if you’re looking to have a meal with Cincinnati’s favorite hippo, Fiona will be featured at four of the breakfast events. 

Tickets cost $119 per person and are expected to go quickly. See dates below to check out which animals you want to eat with.

April 9 - Breakfast with the lions and hippos

April 18 - Breakfast with the elephants and African penguins

May 5 - Breakfast with the hippos and painted dogs

May 22 - Breakfast with the red pandas and kangaroos

June 4 - Breakfast with the gorillas and manatees

June 19 - Breakfast with the cheetahs and giraffes

July 17 - Breakfast with the hippos and cheetahs

July 31 - Breakfast with the kangaroos and elephants

Aug. 7 - Breakfast with the hippos and African penguins

Aug. 28 - Breakfast with the lions and painted dogs 

For more info, visit cincinnatizoo.org/events/breakfast-with-the-animals.