- 6 PM–8:30 AM
At the ZooDirections
$25 per person,
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?
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.
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.
- The event will be 6 PM through 8:30 AM, and all participants should plan to attend the entire event; we are unable to accommodate those arriving late or those wishing to leave early.
- Fees are $25 per person regardless of membership status, and a non-refundable deposit of $150 is due at booking; the remainder will be paid on the night of your event.
- There’s a minimum of 15 participants. However, for bookings under 30 people, we reserve the right to combine groups similar in age and gender.
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.