When: Sat November 11 - Sun November 12 , 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 am
Where: Penguin Education Center, The Maryland Zoo

Join other zoo-loving families for an educational family sleepover inside 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.


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

Who is invited to Zoo Snooze

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 nocturnal creatures, explore animal senses through participatory games, and listen to camp light stories.

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? 

Price 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 are some of the suggested items to bring:

–       Tent (Waterfowl Lake only) –       Sleeping bag –       Pillow
–       Snacks –       Cup or water bottle –       Flashlight (no headlamps)
–       Toiletries-       Folding chair (Waterfowl Lake only) –       Medications-       Weather appropriate clothing –       Change of clothes

What happens in the event of inclement weather?

TheZoo 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.

How can I sign up for a Zoo Snooze overnight?

Spacing is limited and reservations are required. Participants can sign up and pay on-line by clicking on the link below and filling out all the required information.

What is the cancellation policy? 

Full refunds will only be given with notice on or before close of business on the second to last Friday before the program is scheduled to take place. Cancellation notice given after this date will not receive a refund.

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.

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