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.

Please see below for information on our new Adult Zoo Snoozin’s. This experience is unlike any other and couples receive a discount for booking now.

Scout groups
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How Do I Register?

Dates fill up fast!
Call 419.385.5721, ext. 2042 (8 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday) or
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Please see selected dates for Zoo Snoozin’. This program runs from 6:30 pm until 10:00am and includes an evening snack of pizza and a continental breakfast.

        Zoo Snoozin’
        2015 Dates


July 10, 11,  25 (Groups)
August 8, 15,  22 (Groups)
September 4, 5, 11, 19, 25, 26 (Groups)
September 12     Family Snoozin’
October 2, 3, 9, 10,  23, 24, 30 (Groups)
November 6, 7 (Groups)

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.  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
• Sleep in our Nature’s Neighborhood exhibit

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 $1.

Brand New!  Safari Overnights


. This program runs from 6:30 pm until 10:00am and includes an evening snack of pizza and a continental breakfast.
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 our covered Hippoquarium Area
• 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:
        2015 Dates

July 9, 10,  24, 25 (Groups )
August 1,  15, 20,  22 (Groups)
September 4, 5 (Groups)

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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

Adult Overnights in the New Aquarium

The Zoo is offering a premium, adults only overnight experience in the new Zoo Aquarium.  You’ll enjoy catered meals with wine or beer, exclusive behind the scenes tours and a night of fun before sleeping next to our sharks, jellies and other amazing marine life.  This experience is unlike any other, and couples receive a discount for booking now.  Tents and cots will be provided for your sleeping comfort. This event is reserved for adults 21 and older due to the fact that alcohol will be served at dinner.

April 16                         Sold Out
May 9                         Sold Out
October 31                     Sold Out
November . 7                 Sold Out

Adult African & Tembo Trail Snoozin’s

July 18 African Overlook       Sold Out
July 25 African Overlook       Sold Out
September 19 Tembo Trail     Sold Out
September 26 Tembo Trail     Sold Out


Times: ~7pm to 10am the following morning
Price: $100 per Adult or $175 for 2 Adults
Group size limited to 12 adults.
What to Expect:
• A guided experience meeting and working with Zoo professionals
• Special Behind the Scenes Tours
• Catered dinner featuring a gourmet burger bar, dessert and wine or beer
• Night tour of the Zoo
• Meet and touch live animals
• Sleep next to our most impressive aquarium viewing areas
• Catered breakfast
• Receive a T-shirt to remember your experience and more!

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!
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