We want to create a memorable experience your group won't forget? Spend the night at the Zoo! Bring your Scouting group, 4-H group, Youth group or class for your own personal overnight experience at the Zoo!
Expect to arrive at the Zoo by 5:15 p.m. The evening is filled with games, activities, an Animal Presentation, and a nocturnal tour of the Zoo. We also provide a pizza party dinner and close with a nighttime snack. In the morning, we tour the Zoo, getting to see what happens every day before the Zoo even opens! We conclude at 9 a.m.
How many people do I have to have and where do I sleep?
All programs require a minimum of 15 people and 4 adult chaperones or $550 cost minimum to hold the event. If you are a group size or 19-34 people, you will sleep in the Z.O.T Zone, Conference Center or E.C.O. Center. If you are a group size of 35-100 people, you will sleep in the Rocky Coast building where you can view the polar bears and sea lions. If you are a small group and would like to upgrade to the Rocky Coast building, you can either find another group to share the event with you or pay the $1275 minimum cost for the Rocky Coast building.
What do I bring?
Participants should bring with them a sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight and toiletries. It is also important to dress for the weather, as we will be outside for the tours. Most groups also bring their own breakfast (remember to bring any paper supplies you might need); or add a Continental Breakfast for $5 per person (not available for Big Nights). Groups are also welcome to bring any additional snacks they might like.
Sharing Your Program
We strongly encourage small groups to share their overnight experience with another group. We have limited space and availability, which cannot keep up with the demand for our program. If you have fewer participants than the minimum required, please consider registering for one of our Bunk with Beasts Big Nights.
To Register for your Overnight
Dates fill up quickly! Please fill out the form below; a confirmation e-mail will be sent with deposit instructions. Please make a note on your check that it is for a Bunk with the Beasts and date of your event.
For whom: Scout groups, 4-H groups, Youth groups, classes, slumber parties, etc. (ages 5 years and up)
Cost: $30 per child and $25 per adult (1:4 ratio of adults to children required).