Twilight Tours

  • Twilight Tours at the Honolulu Zoo

Ever wonder what the Zoo is like once the visitors leave and the gates close? Join us Friday and Saturday evenings to find out!  Just as everyone else leaves the Zoo, you will be guided by educators on a two hour walking tour to learn about and visit with some of the Zoo’s most intriguing animals. Watch some of our animals prepare to sleep, while others are just waking up. Learn about the animals’ biology and behavior, and the role that the Zoo plays in conservation of our endangered species. The tours will conclude in our classroom with biofacts displays and light refreshments. We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and apply mosquito repellent for your adventure! Our Twilight Tours do not include a tour of the Ectotherm Complex at this time. 

*Twilight Tours are recommended for ages 5 and over.

Twilight Tours are held October – March from 4:30pm – 6:30 pm, April – September from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Twilight Tours occur rain or shine. Once a tour has started there will be no refunds. In the event of significant inclement weather or flooding in the Zoo, we may need to cancel a tour in which case guests will be notified via email at least two hours before the tour’s scheduled start time.

Prepare for your tour:

  • comfortable walking shoes
  • reusable water bottle
  • bug repellent (please apply pre-tour)
  • umbrella/light rain jacket (just in case our tropical island weather joins our tour)

For info about Twilight Tours please contact us   during regular business hours   at 808 926-3191 ext 110 or email For assistance   during tour hours   please call 808-554-7173.

Adult: $20.00


Child: $15.00

Children 2 and under are FREE


Adult: $15.00

Child: $10.00

Children 2 and under are FREE

(Must have valid state of Hawaii ID or Military ID)



Adult: $12.00

Child: $8.00

Children 2 and under are FREE



For Large Groups or Private Tours please contact us at 808 926-3191 ext 110 or email

More Details

Please join us at Gate #3 (Located on the far Side of the Zoo Parking Lot) between 15 minutes prior to the event. Your Education Guides will be there to greet you and check you in. Be sure to account for parking around the zoo if there is another community event.

During the later fall, winter and early spring months, we will provide red-filtered flashlights to you at the beginning or during the tour. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Strollers and water bottles are welcome though we ask that no outside food be brought in. Tours will continue through light rain, so if necessary, be prepared for inclement weather. In the event of a heavy downpour, we will make every effort to reschedule or refund your tour. Refreshments of lemonade, water and a light snack will be provided after the tour.

We want you to enjoy this special tour, but if for any reason you can’t/don’t make it on your scheduled tour please keep the following in mind.

Twilight Tours are weather dependent. If any unforeseen event forces cancellation of a Twilight Tour you will be allowed to reschedule for another day at your convenience.

Friday and Saturday evening Twilight Tours refunds are possible as long as notice is given by 4 pm on Wednesday the week of the scheduled tour by sending an email to

If you miss a tour due to traffic, sickness, or other unforeseen reasons, please contact us at and we will attempt to make reasonable accommodation for you to attend another evening.

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