Step right up for Friends of the National Zoo’s adults-only night of curiosities, grotesques and beastly good fun: Night of the Living Zoo, sponsored by Groupon.
On Friday, October 25, from 7 to 10:30 p.m., the dark carnival arrives at Smithsonian’s National Zoo to thrill crowds. Street performers—including a sword swallower, a fire eater, living statues, magicians and stilt walkers—will delight guests.
Food trucks will sell delicious food to pair with craft beer and wine. There will be dancing, live-band karaoke and animal encounters, and, of course, no Halloween event would be complete without a costume contest, which is sponsored this year by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
VIP guests also will enjoy complimentary food from local restaurants, an exclusive mixed drink and a souvenir. These special guests also can get their fortunes told, indulge in treats at a candy bar, enjoy a private DJ and dance floor, and snap an Instagram pic at a special photo station.
General admission tickets are $30 for FONZ members and $40 for non-members, and they include two drink tickets. VIP tickets are $65 for FONZ members and $90 for non-members, and they include three drink tickets.