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Zoo Overnights

General Information

Ages 7+ (Children under 18 can only attend with an adult)

6 p.m. – 9 a.m.

Scout Badge Overnights, Per Person – $55
All Other Overnights, Per Person – $50

Spend the night at the Zoo on a Wild Winks overnight for a fun-filled and totally unique after-hours experience. All overnights include interactive activities, touchable animals, pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast.

Read more about what to bring and where to go:

 Important Information for Your Overnight

Current Schedule (through Spring 2014)

Cub/Boy Scouts Jan 31; Feb 7, 28 (Cub Scout Badge); March 7, 28 (Cub Scout Badge); April 5; May 2, 10, 23, 31
 Girl Scouts Jan 24, 25; Feb 1, 8, 21 (Badge) 22; March 1 (Badge), 8; April 4, 19 (Badge); May 3, 17, 30
Everyone (Including Scouts)  Feb 15; March 29; April 26; May 16, 24

Notice: Dates may be removed from registration without notification – click the “register” button above to see the most updated list of spaces and dates!

Important Notes

While overnight experiences include touchable animals, fun activities and animal viewing, there are NO behind-the-scenes tours. This program takes place on Zoo grounds, so please dress for the weather.

Zoo admission is not included in the cost of the program. Online registration for overnights closes the Sunday before the scheduled program.

Registrant is responsible for providing program information to all attendees. Please have everyone in your group view this page and see our brochure.

Scout Overnights

Badge Wild Winks include everything in the general program, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

Badge programs offered:

  • Cub Scouts – Conservation Belt Loop and Academic Pin
  • Girl Scouts – Night Owl Badge for Cadettes

In designated Girl Scout overnights, siblings or participants of the opposite gender will not be permitted to spend the night; they may participate in the evening and morning portions of the program with the purchase of an overnight ticket.

School, Community Group, and Private Overnights

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For school and community groups or individuals requesting a private overnight experience, please complete and submit the registration form along with payment at least 6 weeks (42 days) in advance of the program. Dates are based on availability and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Group rates are not available. Groups must pay for a minimum of 15 spaces to book an overnight.  Private overnights cannot be booked on Friday or Saturday night unless all 60 general participation spaces are bought out.

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For additional information, please e-mail education@houstonzoo.org.

 

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