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Zoo to add twilight hours

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Back by popular demand, the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum announces the return of Twilight Tuesdays for the second straight year. The Zoo and Museum will be open from 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday in August to allow guests the opportunity to enjoy the animals, rides, and attractions in the cooler evening hours.

Twilight Tuesday hours offer individuals who work an eight to five job Monday through Friday the opportunity to experience the zoo and museum on a weekday. Many of the Zoo’s animals are also more active in the evening hours as the sun sets and temperatures begin to drop.

In addition to regular animal exhibits and rides, guests will enjoy a new theme each week. From dressing in costume as their favorite zoo animal to showing spirit for their top athletic team, children and adults alike can take part in fun games and activities. The Overlook Café will remain open late to allow guests the perfect setting to enjoy a casual dinner while looking out over the African and North American realms of the zoo.

Guests can watch the sun begin to set while riding above the treetops on the Zoofari Skylift or they can catch a breeze during a relaxing ride around the zoo on the McMonty Express Train. All rides, attractions, and animal encounters are available for additional fees and will remain open pending weather and animal husbandry needs. Last admission will be at 6:30 p.m. All guests must exit the front gate by 7:30 p.m.

Schedule of Events (www.montgomeryzoo.com for complete details):
August 1: Wild Night- Dress up as a favorite zoo animal
August 8: Book Night- Enjoy readings of treasured animal themed children’s books
August 15: Superhero Night- Dress up as a favorite superhero
August 22: Zoo Tour Night- Follow a guided tour of the zoo and Mann Museum
August 29: School Spirit and Game Night- Dress in favorite team’s colors and enjoy playing festive games

Admission to the Montgomery Zoo is $15 for adults (13-64 years), $11 for children (3-12 years), FREE for toddlers (2 years and under). Combination admission for the Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum as well as discount rates for military and seniors are available. Annual memberships can be purchased online at www.montgomeryzoo.com or in the Zoo Gift Shop.

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