Looking for something new to do with the family? Why not come and
experience a family overnight at the Indianapolis Zoo? With our family
overnight, 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.
Don't miss this fun family event!
How do I sign up?
Registration for this program is now online! Click "Register Now"
near the bottom of this page to reserve your spot.
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!
How much does a family overnight cost?
The overnight program fee is per person — $50 per non-member and $40 per
Indianapolis Zoo member. Your 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.
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
e-mail the education department at