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Zoo Overnights – Wild Winks

General Information

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

6 p.m. – 9 a.m.

Scout Badge Overnights, Per Person – $60

All Other Overnights, Per Person – $55

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.

Current Schedule (Spring Dates Open December 1)

Notice: Online registration for overnights closes the Sunday before the scheduled program. Click the “Register Now” button below to see the most updated list of spaces and dates. 

Cub/Boy Scouts
  • January 24 (Scoop)
  • February 20 (Badge), 21 (Scoop)
  • March 6 (Badge), 28
  • April 4 (Badge), 17, 24
  • May 15 (Badge), 16, 30
Girl Scouts
  • January 23, 31
  • February 7 (Scoop), 14 (Badge), 28 (Scoop)
  • March 27
  • April 10, 11 (Badge), 25
  • May 8(Badge), 9, 23 (Badge), 29
Everyone (Including Scouts)
  • January 30 (Scoop)
  • February 6, 27
  • March 7 (Scoop)
  • April 3
  • May 2, 22

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 For more detailed information about the overnight program, view our brochure by clicking the link below:

 Important Program Information

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Holiday Wild Winks

Seasons greetings! Join us for an overnight stay at the Houston Zoo! Experience TXU Energy presents Zoo Lights , visit our nocturnal animal exhibits, sip hot cocoa, create a seasonal craft and meet an animal ambassador in this unique overnight. Open to families, individuals, groups, and scouts.

Watering Hole Lights

Available Nights

  • Everyone (Including Scouts)
    • December 19, 20, 27
    • January 2, 3

$60 per participant

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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 are permitted to spend the night but will be required to sleep in a location separate from the female participants.

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 3 weeks (21 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.

Alternate and Private Registration Form

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