The zoo comes alive with the sights and sounds of the nocturnal cycle of the creatures of the night. Each Friday and Saturday during the month of October, weather permitting, Big Bear Alpine Zoo hosts Flashlight Safari, an exclusive tour that explores the more active side of its resident animals during twilight and dusk.

The first Flashlight Safari is Friday, Oct. 4. There is also a safari on Saturday, Oct. 5. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the tour starts at 7 p.m. No one is admitted to the park after 7 p.m.

Exploring the zoo after dark is a unique mountain experience. Bring your own flashlights and dress warmly. Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors age 60 and older, and for children ages 3 to 10. Children under 3 years are admitted free.

For more information on Flashlight Safaris, call 909-584-1299 or visit the zoo’s Facebook page.

Big Bear Alpine Zoo is at 43285 Goldmine Drive in Big Bear Lake.

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