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Snooze at the Zoo

You asked and we listened... sleepovers are here! Bring your family (ages 5 and up) and join us for pizza from the zoo's Glacier Grille, behind the scenes tours, and animal encounters before tucking in to sleep in the Discovery Center/Herpetarium. Wake up and enjoy a continental breakfast, then explore the zoo before it opens. Morning before the visitors come is one of the busiest and most fun times at the zoo! Watch how the keepers care for and work with the animals, and enjoy the chance to interact with the animals when you are the only visitors in the zoo! This program is designed for families and groups (scouts, clubs, church, etc.) and is full of fun and exclusive experiences!

What To Expect

This program runs from 5:30pm Friday evening to 9:30am Saturday morning. It involves tours around zoo grounds, so please come prepared for the weather. You will be spending the night inside the Discovery Center/Herpetarium. A pizza dinner and continental breakfast will be provided. Cameras are welcome! Please note: when registering, there is a 1 adult/10 child minimum.

What To Bring?

  • Sleeping bag (or linens, if preferred)
  • Sleeping pad, cot or air mattress
  • Pillow
  • PJs
  • toiletries and other personal supplies you need for a sleepover

Prices & Registration

Zoo members: $55/person; Non-members: $65/person (join as a member and receive a $10 discount per person)

Questions? Email

2017 Sleepover Dates

  • Friday, March 24th through Saturday, March 25th
  • Friday, March 31st through Saturday, April 1st
  • Friday, April 7th through Saturday, April 8th
  • Friday, April 21st through Saturday, April 22nd
  • Friday, April 28th through Saturday, April 29th
  • Friday, September 22nd through Saturday, September 23rd
  • Friday, September 29th through Saturday, September 30th (18 & above sleepover)
  • Friday, October 6th through Saturday, October 7th
  • Friday, October 13th through Saturday, October 14th
  • Friday, October 20th through Saturday, October 21st
  • Saturday, October 28th through Sunday, October 29th (Special Halloween Theme: Bugs & Slithery Things)
  • Friday, November 3rd through Saturday, November 4th (18 & above sleepover)