Dinner and a ZOOvie

Audubon 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.

May - July 2020


  • Gates Open
  • Cool Zoo/Gator Run open (until 8:00 PM)
  • Moviegoers can grab a seat and enjoy a DJ playing music + games before the movie starts at Capital One Bank Field


  • Movie starts in Capital One Bank Stage and Field

Audubon Zoo


  • If you purchase online:
    Movie tickets are $6; Add Cool Zoo for an additional $7. Total cost for both is $13.

  • 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 5:15 p.m. the day of the Zoovie. Front Gate ticket sales are available after 6:00 p.m. 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.

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

Swedish Fish Logo


  • Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for either movie or Cool Zoo/Gator Run admission.
  • Cool Zoo/Gator Run will be open from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Movies will start after 8:00 p.m.
  • 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 Bank Stage inside Audubon Zoo


Coming Summer 2020

**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 5:00 p.m. day-of.**

See you at the ZOOvies!

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