Looking for something new to do with the family?
experience an overnight at the Indianapolis Zoo! With our Family
Overnight program, you will get to spend the night at the Zoo and participate in a
variety of different activities specifically designed for families,
including: a craft, games, animal stories, a special after-hours tour and a morning breakfast.
Requirements for Participation
participants must be at least six years of age.
• Cost is
$50 per non-member and $40 per Indianapolis Zoo
member. These program fees include parking fees,
activities including crafts and games, all
after-hour tours, spending the night at the Zoo, and
a breakfast buffet from our catering company. Fees
are due at the time of registration.
How to Register
Our Spring Family Overnight will be on March 22nd, 2014. Click
Register Now to reserve your family's spot!
Frequently Asked Questions
Will it just be my family on this overnight
Your family will be combined with other families for this overnight
event. Please note that the maximum number of participants for the evening
is 45. If the total number of participants is less than 20, we will have to
cancel the date of the overnight. (Please note that we will know at least 30
days prior to the evening if there must be a cancellation.) *Participants
must be at least 6 years old to participate in any
overnight program. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!
Where do groups sleep?
Groups sleep on the floor in the Dolphin Gallery or Oceans. The Dolphin
Gallery is the large room that leads into the dome, but no one is allowed to
sleep in the dome. The Oceans building houses sharks, penguins, seals, sea
lions, sea horses, eels, fish, and jellies. The area of the building you
could be sleeping in has a thin layer of carpet. There are bathroom
facilities inside the buildings, but there are no showers available. The Zoo
reserves the right to change your sleeping area as necessary.
Have a question not seen here? Please
education department for more information.