The zoo after dark is a lively place. Spend the night at the zoo with your group and join the tigers and bats in their nocturnal scene.

ZooSnooze is available from September to mid-June, Tuesdays through Saturdays (except holidays). Bring a group of kids or round up your adult friends for an unusual mini-vacation.

ZooSnooze features after-hours tours of the zoo’s exhibits, animal kitchen and Veterinary Medical Center, as well as zookeeper training games, inquiry sessions and hands-on animal activities.

Programs run from 5 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. the next day and includes zoo admission, dinner, breakfast and an evening snack. See the agenda here.

Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, change of clothes, toiletries and daypack. (Note: no shower facilities.)

Cost and registration

$52 per person. Must be 6 years of age or older to attend. Zoo admission for the following day is included.

Group minimum is 15 people; maximum is 75. At least one adult is required for every five children. A nonrefundable $5 per person deposit is required to reserve a date. Reservations must be made two weeks in advance.

Please check back in late August to schedule for the 2019-20 school year.


Tracy Modde