Twilight Tours

explore the zoo after the gates close

Tour times

September – March
4:30pm until 6:30pm
April – August
5:30pm until 7:30pm
prepare for your zoo adventure

What to Bring

  • comfortable walking shoes (2-hour walking tour, infrequent resting stops)
  • reusable water bottle
  • bug spray (please apply before entering gates)
  • sunscreen (reef-friendly)
  • umbrella or rain coat
  • camera

During Twilight Tours, guests are taken on a two-hour guided tour of select areas of the Honolulu Zoo. Visitors get to see the bedtime rituals of some animal residents, while others are just waking up. Areas tour-goers may visit include the African Savanna, Primate Island, and the Reptiles.

Twilight Tours occur rain or shine. Once a tour has started there will be no refunds. In the event of significant inclement weather or flooding in the Zoo, we may need to cancel a tour in which case guests will be notified via email at least two hours before the tour’s scheduled start time.

Tour Tickets


adult $30

child (12 and under): $25

children 2 and under are FREE


adult $25

child (12 and under): $20

children 2 and under are FREE

HZS members

adult $20

child (12 and under): $15

children 2 and under are FREE

For large groups please contact us at 808.926.3191 or email

Twilight Tours FAQs

Please join us at Gate #3 (Located on mauka, or mountain side of the Kapahulu Zoo Parking lot) between 15 minutes prior to the event. Your tour manager will check you in and guides will be there to greet you. Be sure to account for parking around the Zoo if there is another community event.

Zoo Education Programs Gate

Twilight Tours are a 2-hour walking program – comfortable shoes are recommended. We encourage you to bring a reusable water container, though we ask that no outside food be brought in.

Refunds for cancellation made within 24-hours of the reserved tour date will not be processed, however, reservations may be rescheduled.

Tours will continue through light rain, so if necessary, be prepared for inclement weather. In the event of a heavy downpour, we will make every effort to reschedule or refund your tour.

We want you to enjoy this special tour, but if for any reason you can’t make it on your scheduled tour please keep the following in mind.

If any unforeseen event forces cancellation of a Twilight Tour we will try our best to reschedule your tickets or process a refund. Notice of cancellation will be given by 2pm the day of the tour.

If you miss a tour due to sickness, or other unforeseen reasons, please contact us at

For info about Twilight Tours please contact us during regular business hours (M-F 8:30am – 4:30pm) at 808.926.3191 or email

For assistance during tour hours please call 808.554.7173.