Family Overnight Experiences (ages 7+)

Family Overnight Experiences (ages 7+)

Experience the Zoo like so few have - after dark!

Questions?  Please contact Jen at (401) 785-3510 x352 or

Registration opens on December 29, 2014.

Snooze at the Zoo for the wildest family overnight adventure in town!  The night begins with pizza & ice cream before educators engage you and your child(ren) in hands-on activities, program animal encounters, and a Zoo tour by flashlight.  Set-up your sleeping bags in the Meller Danforth Education Center with popcorn and a movie to snooze to.  You’ll need your Zzzzs before waking up with the animals!  A light breakfast will be provided before a morning Zoo tour.     

Saturday, July 18th: Creatures of the Night

When the sun goes down, many animals are just waking up.  Learn about creatures of the night and the adaptations that enable them to survive in a world of darkness.  Even dissect an owl pellet! 

Saturday, August 15th:  Wild Workplace

Working in a zoo can be WILD!  Enter the world of zoo careers in in a family overnight about animal and veterinary care, research, conservation and education. 

Time:                          6:30pm – 10:00am

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 


A Sample Schedule:

PM Schedule

AM Schedule


 Arrival and Unloading


 Wake-up, Breakfast, Pack


 Introductions, Safety Information


 Move Vehicles to Public Parking


 Pizza Dinner and Dessert


 Morning Zoo Tour & Keeper Connection


 Activities and Animal Encounters


 End of Snore and Roar


 Night Hike

Until  4

 Tour Zoo at your Leisure


 Movie, Snack & Bed-time