Thankfully this has absolutely nothing to do with that God awful series of movies. In fact this is quite a good thing, an awesome thing in fact. What it means is that Mesker Park Zoo will have extended hours for the next several Tuesdays.

They tried this out last year and it was a hit, so it returned this year. Twilight Tuesday continues until September 16th. The gates will stay open until 7pm tonight and once you're in, you can stay at the zoo until 8pm.

I took my family out to the Mesker Park Zoo last week for a Twilight Tuesday, and it honestly was one of the best times we've had at our beautiful zoo. As the sun began to set the weather was absolutely perfect - just the right amount of sunlight, with plenty of shade and the most pleasant breeze. And we've never seen the animals more active.