When: Sat January 21 - Sun January 22 , 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 am
Where: Penguin Education Center, The Maryland Zoo

The Zoo is where the wild things snore! Join other zoo-loving families for an educational family sleepover in Penguin Coast! You and your children will explore Zoo exhibits to learn about African penguins, polar bears, African reptiles and mammals, and some of our local nocturnal animals.

Registration for this event is closed.

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Read the following FAQ’s and use the form at the bottom of the page to register.

Who is invited to Zoo Snooze

Families with children aged 6 and up are welcome to join in the fun! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot as soon as possible.

When are Zoo Snooze overnights offered? 

Overnights begin at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and end at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.  Guests are welcome to spend the day at the Zoo on Sunday.

What will we be doing during a Zoo Snooze overnight? 

Participants will tour the Zoo from a whole new perspective, visit natural habitats looking for nocturnal creatures, explore animal senses through participatory games, listen to camp light stories, hang out with old friends and get to know some new ones!

How much does a Zoo Snooze overnight cost? 

Members, $50/person; non-members, $65/person.

What is included in the price of a Zoo Snooze overnight? 

The price of each ticket includes dinner, Continental breakfast, games, activities, and admission to the Zoo on the following day.

Dinner menu: Caesar salad with garlic and herb breadsticks, hand-tossed cheese, pepperoni or vegetable pizza, and a variety of soft drinks. Breakfast menu may include: breakfast sandwiches, pastries, muffins.

 Do I need to bring anything with me for the overnight? 

The following list includes some of the suggested items to bring:

Snacks Sleeping bag Flashlight (no headlamps)
Toiletries Cup or water bottle Change of clothes
Seasonal attire Medications  Pillow


What is the cancellation policy? 

Full refunds will only be given with notice on or before the published registration deadline for the overnight you select. Monday, January 16th – Cancellation notice given after this date will not receive a refund. To cancel, please call 443-992-4611 or email public.programs@marylandzoo.org

Who can I contact with requests or questions? 

Please call 443-992-4611 or email public.programs@marylandzoo.org with any further questions.


Zoo members, to receive your ticket discount you must first register on the Zoo’s online store.  Click below to register.  Once you do, you’ll automatically receive your overnight discounts at checkout.

Member Registration