When are the Nocturnal Adventures offered?
The Nocturnal Adventures program is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
Thursdays in April, May, October and November. Please check our
online calendar to see what dates are still
open. Once your group has decided on a date, email
reserve your evening.
Will it just be my group on the night of the Nocturnal Adventure?
The maximum number of participants for the evening is 100.
If your group is less than 100, there could be another group joining you.
However, if we have less than 65 people total for the
evening, we might have to cancel the overnight. (Please note that
we will know at least 14 days prior to the evening if there must be a
cancellation.) If you have any questions, please include them in your email
when you request your date.
How much does a Nocturnal Adventure cost?
The overnight program fee is $45 per child and $25 per all adult chaperone.
(Adult chaperones are considered any teacher, parent, or chaperone attending
with any child. Your program fees include Zoo and White River Gardens
admission, parking fees, all activities, spending the night at the Zoo, and a
breakfast buffet. We require a $100 non-refundable deposit within
seven days of receiving your contract. The remainder of the payment is due
in full thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled overnight date.
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. 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.
What happens during the overnight?
Your group will rotate through three
during the evening. Each 30
minute session will have approximately 30