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

Reservation Request


Tickets:

  • $60 per person

All tickets include:

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

Please read the following FAQs:

Who is invited to Zoo Snooze?

Groups 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?

$60/person. A 25% program deposit of total overnight cost is required 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: 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, 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 or air mattress
  • 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.

How can I sign up for a Zoo Snooze Overnight?

Spacing is limited and reservations are required. Minimum of 15, maximum of 30 spaces available unless otherwise noted. Group leaders please note: meeting the minimum does not guarantee a private overnight for your group. We reserve the right to add groups to any overnight until our maximum is met. Please call 443-992-4611, email public.programs@marylandzoo.org, or fill out the form below to register for an overnight.

Reservation Request

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation notification must be received 30 days before the scheduled overnight Zoo Snooze date to receive a refund of the program balance (this does not include the non-refundable program deposit). No refunds of the program balance will be issued within 30 days of the scheduled overnight Zoo Snooze date unless a cancellation is made by the Zoo in the event of inclement weather or other circumstance. To cancel, please call 443-992-4611 or email public.programs@marylandzoo.org. The Zoo has the right to amend any cancellation policies.

Who can I contact with requests or questions?

Please call 443-992-4611 or email public.programs@marylandzoo.org with any further questions.