Sat., Jul. 27, 2024


Sat., Aug. 24, 2024


Join other zoo-loving families for an educational sleepover at the Zoo. Participants will tour an area of the Zoo and engage in fun planned activities. Participants must be 6 years and older and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


  • 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 ages 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 an area of the Zoo from a whole new perspective, explore zoo science concepts through participatory games, and meet an animal ambassador.

What is on the menu for the Zoo Snooze Overnight?

Dinner menu: Salad, hand-tossed cheese and pepperoni pizza, and a variety of soft drinks

Breakfast menu may include: bagels, muffins, fruit, coffee, tea, and juice

If you have any dietary restrictions/allergies please bring your own food as needed.

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/mat, cot, 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 email with any further questions.