Night at the Zoo Debrecen

For the eighth time, the “Night at the Zoo” will be held, this time on the 30th of August, the last Friday of summer.

The event will be held in 13 zoos, wildlife parks, at 12 locations nationwide this year. 

Its popularity is due to the all-in-one ticket price, where all attractions are included within a single special ticket and the additional unique programs held only on this night.

The programs in Debrecen Zoo and Amusement Park will run from 7 pm to 11 pm. In addition to the popular program selection, which has become a tradition in recent years, this year the public is expected to have richer and more spectacular programs.

Visitors can take a guided tour to look behind the scenes. Animal caretakers will tell animal stories and introduce newly born and hand-reared baby stars at the zoo, such as Beriszló, the poppy penguin, Daahir, the young giraffe, or Simon, the new-born raccoon.

Visitors can also learn how hippos brush teeth or follow the evening hunt of young female tigers who are now two years old. The Asian male lions will also show how they eat their dinner, or the North China Leopard will compete for his meal.

In the Palm House, visitors can see the newest exotic animals and test their sense of smell and touch in the hourly scent tour of the Fragrance Garden. Finally, edible plants and insects can be also tasted.

As a special service, the Amusement Park will also operate, and even the Small Railway will take visitors all night long and is included in the ticket price. In the Enchanted Castle, visitors can discover the various relics of the special animals that once lived in the zoo, while on the hill of the amusement park, the stars talk about animals. Members of the visiting families can make jewellery, drawings, ceramics and other memorabilia related to mythical creatures and animals in the craft tent.

Entrance tickets are available at a discounted price of HUF 1,600 / person and the Magic Armband to use for all the attractions of the amusement park will be available at a price of HUF 3,200 / person.

Tickets can also be purchased in advance or at the cashpoint until 11 pm.