Scout Overnight Programs

Zoo Overnight Programs

Overnight programs logo Experience the sights and sounds of the Zoo at night!

Wild Night Camping Adventure!

Wild Night campers arrive at 4:00 p.m. to set up campsites near the Rainforest Pavilion.  Front gates will remain open until 6:30 p.m.  Your nighttime safari will begin at 7:00 p.m., or 8:00 p.m. after daylight savings time. 

Just bring your overnight camping supplies and we'll supply the fun! Supplies to bring include a tent, comfortable clothing, closed-toe shoes, sleeping supplies, insect repellent, flashlights, beverages, and food. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.  Campers will be responsible for providing dinner for themselves. The Rainforest Pavilion has a microwave, running water, picnic tables, and restrooms. You may use a special campfire area with campfire ring and benches (if there are no state or county fire restrictions). Don't forget to bring your own wood. 

A minimum of 50 guests in your group or party is required for a Wild Night, with a maximum of 100. Because the program takes place at night, children must be five years or older to attend.

Available September thru May - Friday or Saturday evening
Arrival - 4:00 p.m. /  Departure - 9:00 a.m. the next day
Cost - $20 per person

Don't have a large enough group to schedule a private overnight adventure? See below for information on Scout nights.  NO minimum number of campers is required!

For more information, or to schedule, please contact the Education Registrar at 407.323.4450, ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org.

Click here for the overnight brochure!


Snooze at the Zoo!
 

Great horned owl photoA special overnight adventure awaits your group!  Snooze at the Zoo offers groups up to 50 people the opportunity to spend the night in the Wayne M. Densch Discovery Center. 

A close-up nocturnal animal encounter is followed by a flashlight tour of the Zoo. Before crawling into your sleeping bag, you'll enjoy a bedtime snack and a movie, and before you know it, you'll awaken to the early morning sounds of the Zoo. After a continental breakfast you will head back into the Zoo to be the first ones to greet the animals. 

A minimum of 20 guests in your group or party is required to Snooze at the Zoo, with a maximum of 50. Because the program takes place at night, children must be five years or older to attend.

Available Year Round - Friday or Saturday evening
Arrival - 7:00 p.m. / Departure - 9:00 a.m. the next day
Cost - $35 per person

For more information, or to schedule, please contact the Education Registrar at 407.323.4450, ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org.


 

Scout Nights! 

Amur leopard photoThere is no minimum number of campers required on scout nights. Please call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org for more information or to register. There is limited capacity for each overnight so be sure to make your reservations soon!

Cub Scout & Boy Scout Overnight
 

Saturday, March 4, 2017:  Wild Night Camping Adventure

Girl Scout Overnights

 

Friday, November 11, 2016:  Snooze at the Zoo

Saturday, November 11, 2016:  Snooze at the Zoo 

Friday, May 6, 2017:  Snooze at the Zoo

Saturday, May 7, 2017:  Snooze at the Zoo
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Saturday, April 29, 2017:  Wild Night Camping Adventure!



Night Hike at the Zoo!

Can't spend the night?  Enjoy up close animal encounters in the Discovery Center before heading into the Zoo for this exciting nocturnal adventure!  Fascinating night life will come to light as we venture into the Zoo for a guided flashlight tour and explore the Zoo after dark. This is a great program for families, but because it lasts until 10:00 p.m., children must be five years or older to attend.

Upcoming Night Hike Dates:

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Registration is available online.  Please visit the Events page for details.


 

To make reservations, or for more information, call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org.