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Paint Nite at the Toronto Zoo (19+ Event!)

Thursday, June 27
“Rainbow: The Giraffe”

6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Special Events Centre (doors open at 6:00pm)
Price: Member $45.50 each, non-members $55.50 each, includes parking and is non-refundable.

Celebrate World Giraffe Day with Paint Nite and the Toronto Zoo! Join us for a night of painting, laughing and conservation as you are led through the process of creating your very own nature-inspired masterpiece. Need some inspiration? Your ticket includes admission to the Zoo at 5:30pm (30 minutes before doors open), so why not visit our Masai giraffes for some inspiration before heading over to the Special Events Centre!

** Please park at the Zoo’s Main Parking Lot located at 2000 Meadowvale Road

Your ticket includes:
Complimentary Parking ($12 value)
Admission to the Zoo as of 5:30pm (doors to the venue open at 6:00pm)
Instruction from an official Paint Nite artist to guide you through the creative process
All painting supplies including canvas, paint, brushes and a smock
Your own 16” x 20” masterpiece to take home!

What should I bring?
Your appetite! Food and beverages will be available for purchase including soft drinks, wine, beer and coolers.
Your ID please – this is a 19+ event!
Print or show your ticket at Guest Services. This is your admission.
Your friends, unique creativity and artistic flair!

Buy Tickets Here

Painting of a Giraffe

*Please note all events subject to change without notice.


Please be advised the Toronto Zoo will become a smoke-free property for our guests starting on May 1, 2019. Learn more here.

Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 2019
Please be advised that the Wildlife Health Centre Viewing Gallery will be closed for Doors Open Toronto and it will re-open on Monday, 2019-05-27. Those wishing to take part in Doors Open Toronto must enter via the Administrative Complex located at 361A Old Finch Ave. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please note that the Zoo’s hours on Saturday, June 1, 2019 will be 10:00am to 7:00pm.

The Zoo is hosting a private event for SickKids Hospital from 8:00am to 10:00am.