Spend the Night at the Toledo Zoo!

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

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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Click here to register for Premium Adult Overnights.       

Zoo Snooze

Participants must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by adult chaperones (at least 1:10 ratio).
Programs can accommodate up to 55 people.  Groups with smaller numbers can also be accommodated and will be matched with other smaller groups.

This program runs from 6:30 pm until 10:00am and includes pizza in the evening, a continental breakfast plus admission the following day.

2016 Snooze Dates


February 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26
March 4, 5,11,18,19
April 1, 2, 8, 16,  22, 
May 6, 7, 13
June 3, 4, 9, 18, 23
July 7, 14, 15, 16, 23, 29
August 11, 13, 18, 20, 27
September 1, 9, 10, 16, 17, 24, 30
October 1, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22,  28, 29
November 4, 5, 11, 12

What do you do on a Zoo Snooze?
           
• Take a special night hike to see some animals that come out in the dark
• Meet touchable animals up close and personal
  Participate in games and hands on activities that meet many scout requirements
• Make enrichment for some of our zoo animals
• Learn about how we take care of animals at the zoo from one of our zookeepers
• Sleep in our Nature’s Neighborhood exhibit building
  Go home with your own souvenir cup and Snooze patch          

Price: $45 per participant (children and adults)
• The fee includes a $10 non-refundable reservation fee + $35 balance.
• Balance of payment is due one month prior to Snooze date.

Additional Fees:  T-shirts $10

Deluxe Snooze

Upgrade your Snooze to a Deluxe Overnight and sleep in an animal exhibit area. You will enjoy the regular Snooze experience plus you will set your sleeping bag next to the sharks and sting rays in our Aquarium or bed down beside our 17 foot saltwater crocodile in the Reptile House. Call today for availability of the Reptile House or Arctic Encounter.

Participants must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by adult chaperones (at least 1:10 ratio).

2016 Aquarium Dates

Thursday, May 19
Thursday July 28
Thursday October 27
Price: $50 per participant ( children & adults)
Fee includes a $10 non-refundable reservation fee + $40 balance
Snooze patch
Balance is due one month prior to the Snooze date.
Additional Fees: T-shirts for $10

Safari Overnights


2016 Safari Overnight Dates

Participants must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by adult chaperones (at least 1:10 ratio).
Programs can accommodate up to 40 people.  Groups with smaller numbers can also be accommodated and will be matched with other smaller groups.
 
June 9, 10, 18, 23, 25
July 7, 14,15, 16, 23, 29, 30
August 11, 13, 18, 20, 27

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

Price: $60 per participant (children and adults)
• The fee includes a $10 non-refundable reservation fee + $50 balance.
• Balance of payment is due one month prior to Overnight date.

Additional Fees:  T-shirts $10

Adult Overnights

Premium Adult Overnights
You’ll enjoy a catered dinner with 2 drink tickets for wine or beer, hot breakfast, exclusive behind the scenes tour and a night of fun before sleeping in our Aquarium or Reptile House. Tents and cots will be provided for your sleeping comfort.

Friday, February 12, 2016, Valentine’s Day Aquarium Special
Saturday, September 17th, 2016 Tembo Trail

What do you do on an Adult Overnight?
• 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
• Catered breakfast
Time: 7pm to 10am the following morning
Cost per couple: Members $225, Non-Members $250
Group size limited to 12 adults.

Click here register for Premium Adult Overnights


Standard Adult Overnight
Stay overnight at the Toledo Zoo in this adult’s only experience! Sleep next to the sharks and rays in the newly renovated Aquarium or Reptile House.

Thursday, June 30th in the Aquarium
Thursday, July 14th in the Aquarium
Thursday, September 1st in the Aquarium
Friday, September 30th in the Reptile House

What do you do on an Adult Overnight?
• A guided experience meeting and working with Zoo professionals
• Specialty Pizza Dinner and Continental breakfast
• Night tour of the Zoo
• Meet and touch live animals
• Catered breakfast
Time: 7pm to 10am the following morning
Price: $75 per Adult
Group size limited to 28 adults.

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: $35 per participant (children) Chaperones are free at a 1/10 student rate.
• The fee includes a $10 non-refundable reservation fee + $25 balance.
• Balance of payment is due one month prior to Snooze date.

Additional Fees:  T-shirts $10 and Patches $1

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

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