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Night Zoo at Okinawa Zoo & Museum

Are you ready for a wild and magical adventure under the starry Okinawan sky? Look no further, as the Night Zoo at Okinawa Zoo & Museum is here to offer an unforgettable experience for animal lovers, families, and anyone seeking a unique nighttime escapade. 🦁🌠

📅 Event Dates: October 1, 2023 (Sunday) – October 30, 2023 (Monday)
🕒 Operating Hours: 9:30 AM – 8:30 PM (Last admission at 7:30 PM)
📍 Location: Okinawa Zoo Kodomo No Kuni [Google Pin]

About the Event

In preparation for the Night Zoo, which is set to make its debut in 2024 and beyond, Okinawa Zoo & Museum is hosting a special social experiment this October. During this period, the park will be open every evening, except on Tuesdays, allowing you to explore the enchanting world of nocturnal animals after dark. 🌌

Admission Fees 🎟️

  • Adults: ¥1,000
  • Junior High and High School Students: ¥300
  • Children (4 years old to elementary school): ¥100
  • Children under 3 years old: Free

What To Expect

🌟 Special Programs The Night Zoo offers a fantastic lineup of special programs that will immerse you in the world of fascinating creatures. 🦇🐘

  • Flying Bat Practice: Saturdays and Sundays, October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29, 2023, at 7:00 PM (Location: ZOO School in the Animal Center)
  • Ryukyu Horse Racing Mahalasi Demonstration: Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 4:00 PM (Location: Water and Green Plaza)
  • Backyard Tour of the Indian Elephant House (Advance Reservation Required): Experience an exclusive tour of the Indian Elephant House’s backyard, gaining insight into the lives of these magnificent animals.

Animal Encounters and More 🐾

The Night Zoo has something for everyone, with various animal encounters, guided tours, and exciting activities. Here are some highlights:

  • Watch Feeding Time: Observe animals like tapirs and giant anteaters during their feeding times.
  • Special Guided Tour of the Hunter’s Hidden Wilderness Area: Discover the secrets of the “Jaguars,” “Crocodiles,” or “Snakes” that call this area home.
  • Animal Feeding Experience (Saturdays only): Get hands-on with feeding activities for sheep and native horses.
  • Ride Park: Enjoy thrilling rides until 8:00 PM, with ticket sales for the Merry-Go-Round and Texas Ride ending at 7:45 PM.

🌆 Animal Exhibit Hours As you explore the Night Zoo, take note of the various exhibition hours for the animals. These hours are designed to align with the animals’ natural behavior and needs. You may even catch some animals during their nighttime activities!

The Night Zoo at Okinawa Children’s Land promises an enchanting journey into the animal kingdom after the sun sets. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to witness the wonders of nature in a whole new light. Grab your family and friends, and embark on an unforgettable adventure under the moonlit Okinawan sky! 🌟🌙