Sat., Oct. 29, 2022

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


  • Member: $85 per person
  • Non-member: $95 per person

All tickets include:

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

Did you know that Zoo members save $10 on tickets? Learn more about becoming a member of the Maryland Zoo.

Please read the following FAQs:

Who is invited to Zoo Snooze?

Families with children aged 6 and up.

When are Zoo Snooze Overnights 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 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 meet an animal ambassador.

What is on the menu for the Zoo Snooze Overnight?

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 the overnight?

The following are some of the suggested items to bring:

  • Tent (outdoor overnights only)
  • 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 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 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.