Family Overnight Experiences

Family Overnight Experiences

Experience the Zoo like so few have - after dark!


Contact or
401-785-3510 x 358.

(ages 6+)

Boo at the Zoo!

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 an owl pellet dissection, program animal encounters, and give you VIP access to the world famous Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. 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, October 24th: Mythbusting the Misunderstood
*Sold Out* To place your name on a waiting list, please email
Saturday, October 31st: Mythbusting the Misunderstood

Creepy crawly creatures like bats, spiders, snakes and wolves have been the stuff of scary movies and legends for as long as we can remember. Get the skinny from the Zoo staff as they bust the myths about misunderstood animals and the very important role they play in the world. Goose bumps all gone? Good.

Time:                          6:30pm – 10:00am

Members:                  $120 per parent/child pair; $60 per additional participant.

Non-members:          $130 per parent/child pair; $65 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 - "Traffic will be heavy due to the Jack O'Lantern Spectacular, please plan accordingly


 Wake-up, Breakfast, Pack


 Introductions, Safety Information


 Move Vehicles to Public Parking


 Pizza Dinner and Dessert


 Morning Zoo Tour & Keeper Connection


 Animal Encounters


 End of Snore and Roar


 Jack O'Lantern Spectacular

Until  4

 Tour Zoo at your Leisure


 Movie, Snack & Bed-time