What is included in the Overnight Adventure cost?
Your program fees include Zoo and White River
Gardens admission, parking fees, all activities,
spending the night at the Zoo, and a breakfast
are Overnight programs offered?
Just like students, we have a scholastic season
and a summer season! During the school year,
we offer Nocturnal Adventures, which are centered
around the student. We also offer Summer Safari
programs when it begins to get warmer, and Bunk for
a Badge programs run throughout the year. Please check our
online calendar to see what dates are
Will it just be my group on the night of the
Generally, your group will be joined by others. The maximum number of participants
for a Bunk for a Badge is 45. If your group is less
than 45, there could be another group joining you.
For our other overnights (Nocturnal Adventures or
Summer Safari), the maximum number of participants for the evening is 100;
if your group is less than that, there could be another group joining you.
Please note that our overnights have minimum numbers
for the evening and the Zoo reserves the right to
cancel the overnight due to participation numbers.
(We will know at least fourteen (14) days prior to the evening
of the program if there must be a cancellation). If you have any questions, please include them in your email
when you request your date.
Where do groups sleep?
Groups sleep on the floor in the Dolphin Gallery. The Gallery is the large room that leads into the
dolphin dome, but no one is allowed to
sleep in the dome. There are bathroom
facilities inside the building, but there are no showers available. The Zoo
reserves the right to change your sleeping area as necessary.
What happens during the Overnight?
Below is a sample itinerary for our programs.
Activities and schedule for each overnight varies
depending on the program selected. For Bunk
for a Badge overnights, girls perform activities to
earn a badge. For all overnights, the first
group to register for the program gets to select the
6:30-7:00 pm Welcome & Orientation
7:15-7:45 pm Activity #1
8:00-8:30 pm Activity #2
8:45-9:15 pm Activity #3
9:30-10:00 pm Snack & Movie
10:15 pm Lights Out
Wake Up Call
Zoo Field Trip on Your Own
Please note that the Zoo reserves the right to change any programming as
necessary, including anything listed above. Also, please understand that we are
not equipped to mix and match the activities.
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