Spend the Night at the Toledo Zoo!

Come spend the night at the zoo at a Snooze or Safari Overnight!  , You’ll see another side of the Zoo, plus share adventures with animals, educators, zookeepers, friends and classmates – all after hours at your Zoo.

These programs last from 6:30 p.m. until 10 a.m. the next day. The program fee also includes parking, a pizza dinner, continental breakfast, and Zoo admission the next day.

Scout groups
If you are a scout group, click here to check out what badge requirements our programs cover

How Do I Register?

Dates fill up fast!
Call 419.385.5721, ext. 2042 (8 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday) or
Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

You can also begin the registration process by downloading our registration packet.
Overnight Registration Packet

You will also need a participant form:
Click here for Participant Forms


Participants must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by adult chaperones (at least 1:10 ratio).
Programs can accommodate up to 50 people. A minimum of 25 participants is required to run.

*Groups with smaller numbers can also be accommodated, and will be matched with other smaller groups.

Zoo Snooze

What do you do on a Zoo Snooze?• A guided zoo tour, without the crowds
• Meet touchable animals up close and personal
• Make enrichment for some of our Nature’s Neighborhood animals
• Learn about how we take care of animals at the Zoo from one of our very own zookeepers!
• Fun games and activities that meet many scout requirements
• “Hit the straw” in our Nature’s Neighborhood exhibit

When: They are offered most Friday and Saturday nights throughout the year.  Space is currently available in February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, and November.

• Special Family Nights: Friday, July 18 & Saturday, October 11

Price: $38 per participant (children and adults)
• The fee includes a $10 non-refundable reservation fee + $28 balance.
• Balance of payment is due one month prior to Snooze date.

Additional Fees:  T-shirts $8 and Patches $0.50

Brand New!  Safari Overnights

What do you do on a Safari Overnight?
• An evening and early morning look at our African exhibits
• Learn about African animals on a guided tour, without crowds
• Meet touchable animals up close and personal
• Talk to a keeper about how he or she takes care of these animals
• Fun games and activities
• Sleep in safari tents (which the Zoo provides) by one of our Africa exhibits
• Receive a ride coupon to ride our Safari Railway or African Animal Carousel
• Receive a patch to declare you have been on an African Safari
• Enjoy an evening fire and listen to African folklore

When:
June:-  26, 28
July:  12, 17,  25, 26, 31
August: 2, 8, 9, 16, 22, 23, 28, 29
September:  6, 12, 13, 20, 26, 27

• Special Family Night-Saturday, August 9

Price: $50 per participant (children and adults)
• The fee includes a $10 non-refundable reservation fee + $40 balance.
• Balance of payment is due one month prior to Overnight date.

Additional Fees:  T-shirts $8 and Additional Patches $0.50

School Snoozes

Are you looking for a memorable experience for your class? Bring them to a Toledo Zoo Snooze!  Besides being fun, this overnight program covers many science standards about adaptations, food chains and ecosystems. 

What do you do on a School Snooze?
• Participate in games and activities that align with State and Next Generation Standards
• Participate in team-building activities that will make your class stronger
• Take a special night hike to see some animals that come out in the dark
• Meet touchable animals up close and personal
• Make enrichment for some Nature’s Neighborhood animals
• Learn how we take care of animals at the Zoo
• Sleep in Nature’s Neighborhood

When:  Offered throughout the school year on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.  These programs last from 6:30 p.m. until 10 a.m. the next day.  This schedule can be adjusted to meet your school’s needs.

Price: $30 per participant (children) Chaperones are free at a 1/10 student rate.
• The fee includes a $10 non-refundable reservation fee + $20 balance.
• Balance of payment is due one month prior to Snooze date.

Additional Fees:  T-shirts $8 and Patches $0.50

Interested in Scout Badge Programs for your Cub Scout or Girl Scout?

We offer several engaging, hands-on programs that your scouts will enjoy!
Click here for details