Family Overnight

Family Overnight

Experience the Zoo like so few have - after dark!


Contact or
401-785-3510 x 358.

(Ages 6+)

Snooze at the Zoo for the wildest family overnight adventure in town! The night begins with pizza and ice cream before educators engage you and children in hands-on activities, animal encounters, and a Zoo tour by flashlight. End the evening by crawling into your sleeping bag in the Meller-Danforth Education Center with popcorn and a movie. You’ll need your zzzzs before waking up with the animals! A light breakfast will be provided before a morning Zoo tour.

Saturday, July 22: Animal Behavior

Animal behavior goes from instinct into action and never ceases to amaze all of us! In this family overnight experience, we will observe some fascinating animal behaviors, explore why and how we create enrichment, and learn the ins and outs of how and why animal care staff train animals using behavioral techniques.
Saturday, July 29: Creatures of the Night
When the sun goes down, many animals are just waking up. Learn about animals after dark, and the adaptations that enable them to survive in a world of darkness.

Time:  6:30pm - 10am
Members:  $100 per parent/child pair; $50 per additional participant.
Non-members:  $110 per parent/child pair; $55 per additional participant.

Important Notes:
- There must be at least a 1:3 parent/child ratio
- This program is not designed for adults without children

Important Registration Note: There are no refunds unless program is cancelled by the Zoo.

All requests to change the date of your program must be made at least 48 hours prior to the start of your scheduled program. Requests are not guaranteed and are dependent upon availability. A fee of $20 per program participant will be assessed when any change to your program date is made.