Twilight Tours

Due to COVID-19: We are suspending registrations for our Twilight Tours until further notice.
friday and saturday evenings

Twilight Tours

Ever wonder what the Zoo is like once the visitors leave and the gates close? Join us Friday and Saturday evenings to find out! Just as everyone else leaves the Zoo, you will be guided by educators on a two-hour walking tour to learn about and visit with some of the Zoo’s most intriguing animals. Watch some of our animals prepare to sleep, while others are just waking up. Learn about the animals’ biology and behavior, and the role that the Zoo plays in the conservation of our endangered species. The tours will conclude in our classroom with biofact displays and light refreshments. Our Twilight Tours do not include a tour of the Ectotherm Complex at this time.

Twilight Tours are held

October – March from 4:30pm – 6:30pm

April – September from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

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.

Prepare for your adventure!
  • comfortable walking shoes
  • camera
  • reusable water bottle
  • mosquito spray (please apply before hand)
  • sunscreen
  • umbrella

For info about Twilight Tours please contact us during regular business hours at 808.926.3191 or email

For assistance during tour hours please call 808.554.7173.


adult (13+years): $25.00
child: $20.00

children 2 and under are FREE


adult: $20.00
child: $15.00

children 2 and under are FREE

(must have valid state of Hawai`i ID or Military ID)

HZS members

adult (13+years): $12.00
child: $8.00

children 2 and under are FREE

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For large groups or Private Tours please contact us at 808.926.3191 or email

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.

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. Please prepare for mosquitos and gnats. 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. Light refreshments will be provided after the tour in our Zoo classroom, Hale `Imi `Ike (house of seeking knowledge).

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 traffic, sickness, or other unforeseen reasons, please contact us at

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