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Nocturnal Adventures

Learning Adventures

  • 6 PM–8:30 AM
  • At the Zoo
  • $25 per person,
    plus deposit

All ages

If you’re looking for an exciting activity for your scout, church, school group or family, but you don’t want to mess with camping equipment, we’ve got exactly what you need. How about spending the night at the Zoo?

Sleeping Areas

You can invite the gorillas or tigers to your next sleepover! Stay inside our Researchers Tent in The Downing Gorilla Forest (maximum of 60 guests) or the Slawson Family Tiger Trek (maximum of 30 guests.) Larger groups can stay inside the Cargill Learning Center where you have all the comforts of home yet room for the whole group to spread out. Please note that the Downing Gorilla forest contains latex.

Booking Details

Participants need to bring a sack dinner, sleeping bag and overnight gear. Our overnight adventure starts at 6:00 p.m. in the Cargill Learning Center and the evening will include guided tours, an education experience, a fun craft, an animal encounter, and a bedtime snack. The next morning, the journey concludes with juice and a hike through the Zoo.

To schedule your Nocturnal Adventure, contact the education department at (316) 266-8213 a minimum of two weeks in advance. Dates are limited, so call now!

Please be advised that during evening hours there is no guarantee you will see some of the animals.

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