When: Sat October 27 - Sun October 28 , 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 am
Where: Penguin Coast

Join other zoo-loving families for an educational sleepover in Penguin Coast. You and your children will explore Zoo exhibits to learn about African penguins, reptiles and mammals, arctic animals, and some of our local nocturnal animals.

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

Who can attend Zoo Snooze Overnight?

Families with children aged 6 and up.

When are Zoo Snooze Overnights offered?

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

What will we do during a Zoo Snooze Overnight?

Participants will tour the Zoo from a whole new perspective, visit natural habitats looking for animal adaptations, explore animal senses through participatory games, and listen to camp light stories.

How much does a Zoo Snooze Overnight cost? 

Members, $65/person; non-members, $75/person. Payment is due at time of registration.

What is included in the price of a Zoo Snooze Overnight

Price includes dinner, breakfast, games, activities, and admission to the Zoo on the following day.

Dinner menu: Caesar salad with garlic and herb breadsticks, pizza, and a variety of beverages.

Breakfast menu may include: breakfast sandwiches, muffins, fruit, coffee, tea, juice, and milk.

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

The following are some of the suggested items to bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat, air mattress, or cot
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping mask
  • Medications
  • Toiletries
  • Flashlight (no headlamps please)
  • Snacks
  • Change of clothes
  • Cup for drinks

What happens in the event of inclement weather?

The Zoo has the right to cancel the overnight in the event of inclement weather. Participants will be notified the morning of the overnight as to whether or not the overnight will continue. Participants will receive a full refund should we have to cancel in the event of inclement weather.

How can I sign up for a Zoo Snooze Overnight?

Participants can sign up and pay on-line by clicking on the link below and completing the required information. Space is limited and reservations are required.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation notification must be received two weeks before the scheduled overnight to receive a full refund.  No refunds will be issued within two weeks of the scheduled overnight unless cancellation is made by the Zoo in the event of inclement weather.

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