Fresno Chaffee Zoo Launches New Evenings on the Savannah Series

Fresno Chaffee Zoo officials are excited to announce the launch of a new summer event series,
Evenings on the Savannah, which will feature live entertainment and gourmet dinner entrees at the Zoo’s African
Adventure exhibit!

Reticulated Giraffe Photo courtesy Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Live entertainment will include performances by violinist Patrick Contreras, a karaoke night and more! In addition,
the Zoo’s Kopje Lodge team of culinary connoisseurs will also be preparing custom dinner entrees each evening.
“We’re really excited to offer these later evenings to our guests,” said Scott Barton, Fresno Chaffee Zoo CEO. “We
encourage everyone to come out to the Zoo, have a glass of wine and a delicious meal and enjoy live entertainment
while looking out over the African Adventure savannah.”

The Evenings on the Savannah Series will begin on Friday, May 5 with a special Cinco de Mayo themed evening!
The series will be held from 5p.m. – 7p.m. on the following days:

May 5, 12, 19, & 26
June 9, 16, 23, & 30

There is no additional cost to attend the Evenings on the Savannah Series. Zoo admission is $10 for adults and $5.50
for children (ages 2-11). Children 1 and under get in for free.

For updates on live entertainment and dinner options, keep an eye on the Zoo’s Facebook page or visit

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  1. I would love to come to one of these events, but I get off of work at 5 and live in Madera. I assume a lot of people get off work at 5 and you might have a larger turn out if your hours were from 6-8.


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