Overnight Program Information

Overnight Programs

After Dark logo for night programsExperience 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 Scout group to schedule a private overnight adventure?  See below for special Scout nights. 

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 an overnight brochure! 


Great horned owl photoSnooze at the Zoo! 

A 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.


Amur leopard photoNight 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 26, 2015
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016

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


Special Scout Overnights! 

Don't have a large enough group to schedule a private overnight adventure? The following are special Scout overnights and NO minimum number of campers is required! 

Cub Scout & Boy Scout Overnight

SOLD OUT - Saturday, March 12, 2016:  Wild Night Camping Adventure - Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts

Girl Scout Overnights

Friday, November 13, 2015:  Snooze at the Zoo - Girl Scouts

Saturday, November 14, 2015:  Snooze at the Zoo - Girl Scouts

Friday, May 13, 2016:  Snooze at the Zoo - Girl Scouts

Saturday, May 14, 2016:  Snooze at the Zoo - Girl Scouts

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SOLD OUT - Saturday, April 23, 2016:  Wild Night Camping Adventure - Girl Scouts

 

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

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