It’s a sleepover 65 million years in the making! Our popular camping event now includes a walk among life-sized dinosaurs to explore what these ancient reptiles have in common with animals at the Zoo today.


  • Member: $90 per person
  • Non-member: $101 per person

All tickets include:

  • Admission to DINOSAURS exhibition
  • Dinner and breakfast
  • Games and activities
  • Admission to the Zoo on the following day

Did you know that Zoo members save on tickets? Learn more about becoming a member of the Maryland Zoo.

Please read the following FAQs:

Who is invited to DinoSnore?

  • Families with children aged 6 and up.

When is DinoSnore offered?

  • Overnights begin at 5:30 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 DinoSnore?

  • Participants will tour the Zoo from a whole new perspective, visit natural habitats looking for nocturnal creatures, explore animal senses through participatory games, and meet an animal ambassador.

What is on the menu for DinoSnore?

  • Dinner menu: Salad with garlic and herb breadsticks, hand-tossed cheese, pepperoni or vegetable pizza, and a variety of soft drinks
  • Breakfast menu may include: bagels, muffins, fruit, coffee, tea, juice, and milk

Do I need to bring anything with me for DinoSnore?

The following are some of the suggested items to bring:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat or air mattress
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping mask (part of the sleeping area has emergency lights on overnight)
  • Earplugs
  • Medications
  • Toiletries
  • Flashlight (no headlamps please)
  • Snacks
  • Change of clothes
  • Reusable water bottle

What happens in the event of inclement weather?

  • The Zoo has the right to cancel DinoSnore 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 DinoSnore?

  • Space is limited and reservations are required. Participants can sign up and pay online by clicking on the link above and filling out all the required information.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Full refunds will only be given with notice on or before two weeks before the overnight program is scheduled to take place. Cancellation notice given after this time will not receive a refund.

Who can I contact with requests or questions?

  • Please call 443.552.5300 or email with any further questions.