Spend a summer night at the zoo with one of our Overnight “Ed-Ventures”! Bring your group for an educational experience including games, crafts, a special animal encounter, and a night hike around the zoo. All participants will enjoy a pizza dinner and a late-night snack before bunking down in our African huts for the night. Groups of 15-30 people are welcome. We ask that all children be at least 6 years old, and that one chaperone be present for each 5 children (under the age of 18).
Theme: Nocturnal Predators
Available: Tuesday and Friday nights throughout the summer
|6:30 pm - 7:00 pm||Check-in/Pizza Dinner|
|7:00 pm - 8:00 pm||Topic Exploration|
|8:00 - 9:30 pm||Night Hike|
|9:30 pm - 10:30 pm||Snack/Craft/Get Ready for Bed|
|10:30 pm - 7:00 am||Lights Out!|
|7:00 am - 8:00 am||Wake Up/Breakfast/Game|
|8:00 am - 9:00 am||Tour the Zoo|
|9:00 am||Return to Cars|
Caldwell Zoo Overnights are $60 per person, with a minimum of 15 people. Your group may be any size between 15 and 30 participants. This cost includes dinner, a snack, activities, a night hike, crafts, breakfast, and indoor lodging for the night. Please note, when booking your Overnight you must know the number of attendees and pay for all members of your party up front.
Please be aware that you will be required to transport your own supplies from your car to your lodging. It is recommended to bring only a single backpack or duffel and sleeping bag.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Overnights take place in our classrooms in the African Huts. While there are not beds available, you will sleep inside on the floor of an air-conditioned building with an attached restroom.
- Comfortable Clothes
- Closed-toed Shoes
- Bug Spray
- Sleeping Bag
- Sleeping Mat/Yoga Mat
- Adult Beverages
- Air Mattresses
- Toilet Paper
Yes, we do have air-conditioning in the Huts where we will be sleeping.
No, the bathroom in the African Huts does not have showers. We're roughing it!
No, due to space constraints, we cannot accommodate more than 30 people in a single night. If your group is larger than 30 people, please consider reserving two nights.
No, due to space constraints, we ask that you refrain from bringing air mattresses. You are welcome to bring a small sleeping mat or yoga mat to make the floor more comfortable, but air mattresses quickly take up too much floor space.