Zoo Snooze

Schedule an overnight at the Zoo!
Bring a Scout group, birthday party, family reunion or any other get together!

Your adventure begins here…

*Friday Night Sleeping Areas and Capacity:
Entire group must sleep in same area except where indicated*.
Saltwater aquarium – 35
Freshwater aquarium – 35
Both aquariums – require paying for a minimum of 50 people*
Meadows – must provide own tents – 75 people max

*Saturday Night Sleeping Area and Capacity:
Freshwater aquarium – 35

Your entire group will be sleeping in the same area unless you reserve both aquariums.

2024 Dates

Friday Dates

November 1

Saturday Dates


$55 per person – children, adults and chaperones
(A $150 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration,
this is applied to final payment that is due 2 weeks prior to your Snooze)
You must pay for a minimum of 15 people.

*Admission the next morning is not included.

Requirements & Restrictions:

15 person minimum – 75 person maximum
(dependent on program and date of Snooze)
All attendees must be at least 6 years of age or older
1 adult per 5 children
There are no in and out privileges, snoozers must stay the night if you want to attend the program.

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy:

Deposit is non-refundable
No refunds after final payment has been made
We will reschedule one time at no cost, if it is more than three weeks from your original date and within the same year

What should I bring?

Sleeping bag
Bug Spray
Change of clothes
Toiletry items
Refillable water bottle
(In order to reduce our carbon footprint, we do not provide plastic water bottles.)

Signed Liability Forms for every family attending

A staff member will assist in taking belongings to your sleeping area. Campers are asked to help carry one item!

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the final payment due?
Final payment is due two weeks prior to your snooze date.

How can I pay for the Snooze?
We will send you an invoice via Square, you will pay using a credit card. If you need to pay with a check, you will need to mail it or drop it off at the Zoo.

What does the cost include?
It includes pizza dinner, snack, breakfast, evening programs and overnight at the Zoo. It does NOT include admission to the Zoo.

Where do we go when we arrive at the Zoo?
Your group will need to unload their camping items in the plaza by the flagpoles. A Zoo staff member will meet you at 6:00pm to start the check-in process. The zoo closes at 5:00pm so no one is permitted on zoo grounds until they have been checked in.

What is the schedule for the evening?
6:00-6:15        Check in
6:15-7:00        Set up, play on the playground
7:00-7:45        Dinner (cheese, pepperoni and sausage pizza, water and lemonade)
7:45-9:30        Evening program and Behind the Scenes Tour
9:30-9:45        Snack (goldfish crackers)
9:45-???          Back to sleeping area to get ready for bed
7:00-7:30am   Wake up, pack up gear and take to cars
7:30-8:00        Continental breakfast (danish, muffins, coffee and juice)

What if someone in my group has a food allergy?
People with food allergies are welcome to bring their own food. Coordinate with the staff member on storing food. Food is not allowed in the sleeping areas.

Do I have to stay the night or can I just stay for dinner and the tour?
Snoozes are an all-or-nothing event. Due to our safety protocols, the front gates of the zoo are secured for the night after dinner has arrived. Gates will be opened only in the case of emergencies.

Can part of my group sleep inside and the other sleep outside?
All of your group must sleep in the same area. If you have reserved both aquariums, your group will be split between the two areas.

Does a zoo staff member have to sleep with our group?
Yes. The sleeping areas allow for the staff to sleep separated from your group, but in the same general area. This is a safety protocol.

Do you have showers?
No, we do not have showers.