Twilight Tours

friday and saturday evenings

After-hours guided tour

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.
explore the zoo after the gates close

Tour times

October – March
4:30pm – 6:30pm
April – September
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Due to COVID-19: Our priority is the health and safety of our guests, staff and animals. We have suspended registrations for our Twilight Tours until further notice. Mahalo for your patience and understanding!

If you have questions regarding a Twilight Tour certificate, please email education@honzoosoc.org.

what to bring

Prepare for your Zoo adventure!

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
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

admission

adult $25
child (13 and under): $20 children 2 and under are FREE
we go!

kama`aina/military

adult $20
child (13 and under): $15 children 2 and under are FREE
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HZS members

adult $12
child (13 and under): $8 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 education@honzoosoc.org
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FAQs

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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.

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 education@honzoosoc.org.

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

For assistance during tour hours please call 808.554.7173.

The Honolulu Zoo will be temporarily closed until further notice.
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