Reid Park Zoo kicks off summer with Safari Friday Nights


By Yasmin Gomez, Tucson News Now intern

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now ) - The Reid Park Zoological Society continues its Summer Safari Friday Nights at the Reid Park Zoo, which began May 23.

Presented by the Tucson Medical Center, each Friday night through July 11, Reid Park Zoo, located at 3400 E. Zoo Court, will give visitors a chance to meet animal ambassadors, make enrichment items for the animals, get their face painted and talk to a zoo keeper.

Each night will feature an animal theme, starting with "Bears, Bears, Bears" on opening night. Military personnel will get in free with a paid child admission (must show military ID). The Arizona Game and Fish Department will also host a "Bear Safety" presentation.

Summer Safari Friday Nights are from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Children under two years of age get in free, and admission is $5 for kids, $7 for seniors and $9 for adults. Members get $2 off.

For more information, call (520) 881-4753 or visit

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.