Night Safaris with the ANIMALS


Pooh Bear by Bill Young

When night falls in the Big Bear Valley, animal scents linger longer in the still night’s air. Big Bear Alpine 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 and smell, nocturnal animals are specially adapted to make the most of night-illumination.  Some daytime animals 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, a unique tour which explores the more active side of our animals during twilight and dusk. 

Gates open at 6:30 P.M. and the tour starts at 7:00 P.M.; no one will be admitted after 7:00 P.M.  Exploring the Big Bear Alpine Zoo after dark is an experience of its own.

Bring your own flashlights and dress warmly. Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors (60+) and children from 3 to 10 years of age, and children under 3 years are admitted free.


White Barn Owl

The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is San Bernardino County’s only zoo and also serves as a wildlife animal sanctuary, rehabilitation and education center. Founded in 1959, the zoo is operated and owned by the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District. 


For more information on the Flashlight Safari’s call

(909) 584-1299.