When night falls at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, scents linger longer in the still air and the zoo becomes alive with the sights and sounds of the nocturnal cycle of the creatures of the night. Having highly developed senses of hearing, sight, smell, and touch, nocturnal animals are specially adapted to make the most of night-illumination. Some daytime animals even share the best of both worlds and remain active, even after dusk.
Each Friday and Saturday during the month of October (weather permitting), Big Bear Alpine Zoo will be hosting its Flashlight Safari, an exclusive tour which explores the more active side of our animals during twilight and dusk. Our first Flashlight safari will begin on Friday, Oct. 4.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the tour starts at 7 p.m.; no one will be admitted after 7 p.m. Exploring the zoo after dark is a unique mountain experience.
Bring your own flashlights and dress warmly.