Dinner and a ZOOvie

Families sit in the grass at night while watching a movie on big screen at Audubon Zoo.


May - July 2019
Audubon Zoo
6pm - Until movie ends

Swedish Fish LogoAudubon Zoo’s Dinner and a ZOOvie series is a great way to spend a summer evening under the stars! Cool Zoo/Gator Run will be open for a small additional fee! Bring your chairs and blankets, bring your own dinner or dine at the Zoo. Food trucks will be on-site as well as some regular Zoo concessions will be open…come hungry! This event is sponsored by Swedish Fish candy.

Ticket Information:

  • If you purchase online:
    Movie tickets are $6; Add Cool Zoo for an additional $6. Total cost for both is $12

  • If you purchase at the Zoo’s Front Gate:
    Movie tickets are $8; Add Cool Zoo for an additional $7. Total cost for both is $15.

Children under two years of age get in free. Online ticket sales are available up to 5:15pm the day of the Zoovie. Front Gate ticket sales are available after 6:00pm on the day of the Zoovie.

Please note: Animal exhibits will not be open. This is a special admission event. Members must purchase tickets and there is no Member discount. Complimentary guest passes are not available for use.

More information:

  • Doors open at 6:00 pm for either movie or Cool Zoo/Gator Run admission.
  • Cool Zoo/Gator Run will be open from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
  • Movies will start after 8:00pm.
  • Pre-purchase of tickets is strongly recommended.
  • If you decide to add the Cool Zoo experience after your arrival, tickets will be available at the front gate night-of.
  • If you purchased movie/Cool Zoo combo tickets, you must pick up wrist bands at the front gate night-of, regardless if your tickets were purchased online or in person.
  • Cool Zoo/Gator Run admission cannot be purchased without purchase of a movie ticket.
  • Suitcases, backpacks or coolers (with or without wheels) must not be larger than 28-quart size. One per family. Alcohol is not permitted. Glass containers, disposable straws and lids are not permitted for the safety of our animals. Audubon reserves the right to search coolers and backpacks.
  • A DJ will be spinning some cool tunes by the Capital One Bank stage and there will be games and activities with prizes to add to the pre-movie fun.
  • No glass containers, open candles or pets, please.
  • All movies will be shown at the Capital One Stage inside Audubon Zoo


May 31
June 14
June 21
July 12
July 26

**In the event of bad weather which would prevent the safe viewing of the movie and use of Cool Zoo/Gator Run, we will honor any pre-purchased ZOOvie tickets and combo ZOOvie/Cool Zoo tickets for any other available movie night.

Notification of any cancellations will be made by 5:00pm day-of.**

See you at the ZOOvies!



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