Zoo Snoozes and Overnights

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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
Email peggy.coutcher@toledozoo.org
Please call for 2017 & 2018 dates.

Zoo Snooze

The Zoo Snooze is offered most Friday and Saturday nights throughout the year.  Custom dates may also be available, contact us for full availability.

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.

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 $12

Deluxe Snooze

2017 Deluxe Snooze Dates

On select dates, we offer Deluxe Snoozes that feature sleeping in an animal exhibit area. You will enjoy the 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 Aquarium, Reptile House, or Arctic Encounter.

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

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 $12

Safari Overnights

Special Family Overnight Safari: Please check back in 2018.

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.

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 $12

Adult Overnights

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Stay overnight at the Toledo Zoo in this adult’s only experience!

What do you do on an Adult Overnight?
• A guided experience meeting and working with Zoo professionals
• Pizza and Salad Dinner
• Catered breakfast
• Night tour of the Zoo
• Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tour

Adult Overnight Dates

Please check back for future dates.

Special Luminous Nights Experience

• A guided experience meeting and working with Zoo professionals
• $10 gift card to use for food, beverage, and merchandise
• Catered breakfast
• Night tour of the Zoo
• Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tour

Friday, October 13
Saturday, October 14

Time: 7pm to 10am the following morning
Price: $100 per member and $125 per non-member
Group size limited to 20 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 Monday, 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 $12 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

Can’t Spend the Night?

Family Night Out

Families join us for a Night Out at the Zoo! Enjoy games, a behind the scenes experience, and a pizza dinner. This experience runs 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Participants must be at least 5 years old
Members: $25
Non-members: $30

Please check back for future dates.

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