OVERNIGHT AND EVENING ADVENTURES

Sleep over at the zoo! For ages 7 and up.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Special Note

In an effort to evaluate and enhance future programming, the Zoo Adventures program will be going on an indefinite hiatus beginning in summer 2018 and future Zoo Adventures are only offered through mid-June. We apologize for any inconvenience.

At this time, all dates for Zoo Adventures are full. 
If you would like to add your group to our waitlist, please contact us by email.


Zoo Adventures 

Join us for an exciting look at the zoo after hours. Through guided tours in the evening and early morning, you will get the inside scoop on our animals from our amazing zoo staff. 

Choose from the programs listed below to enjoy an event that caters to your interests!



Operation: Conservation

All over the world animals are endangered, but we can help! Learn about conservation around the world, tools researchers use in the wild and what actions you can take to save wildlife and their habitats. 



A Zookeeper's Life For Me

Join us for an exploration into the life of a zookeeper at Woodland Park Zoo as you investigate the triumphs of caring for some of the smallest and largest animals on earth. Learn about techniques zookeepers use to work with animals and try your hand at creating an enrichment item.

FOR SMALL GROUPS

Individuals, families and groups of fewer than 22 people

Special Note

In an effort to evaluate and enhance future programming, the Zoo Adventures program will be going on an indefinite hiatus beginning in summer 2018 and future Zoo Adventures are only offered through mid-June. We apologize for any inconvenience.

At this time, all dates for Zoo Adventures are full. 
If you would like to add your group to our waitlist, please contact us by email.

 

What are Small Group Zoo Adventures?

Small Group Zoo Adventures are for individuals, families and groups of fewer than 22 people who do not have enough participants to book a private adventure. Multiple parties will be combined to form a larger group of 22 to 75.

For all Small Group Zoo Adventures, guests can choose to register and pay for the Evening Adventure and end their experience at 10:00 p.m. or register and pay for the Overnight Adventure to sleep overnight and enjoy morning activities.

All Overnight Adventures include a light pizza dinner, light breakfast, evening and morning guided programs, and zoo re-entry admission in the morning. All Evening Adventures include a light pizza dinner and guided evening program. Prices are per person and are the same for children and adults. 

Age Requirements and Adult Participants
All children must be at least 7 years old and must be accompanied by adults at a minimum 1:6 ratio of adults to youth. All participants (children and adults) must register in advance and pay the appropriate per person rate (listed below).

FOR LARGE GROUPS

Groups of 22 participants or more

Special Note

In an effort to evaluate and enhance future programming, the Zoo Adventures program will be going on an indefinite hiatus beginning in summer 2018 and future Zoo Adventures are only offered through mid-June. We apologize for any inconvenience.

At this time, all dates for Zoo Adventures are full. 
If you would like to add your group to our waitlist, please contact us by email.

 

What are Zoo Adventures for Large Groups?

If you have your own group containing 22 or more people (or pay for 22 people), you can have your own private Zoo Adventure!  Groups choose the date for their event on a first come, first serve basis. We welcome all types of groups including classrooms, community groups, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, college student groups, families, birthday parties, nature lovers, animal lovers or anyone who wants to enjoy a Zoo Overnight or Evening Adventure. Choose from any of the program offerings from March through June 2018.

All Overnight Adventures include a light pizza dinner, light breakfast, evening and morning guided programs, and zoo re-entry admission in the morning. All Evening Adventures include a light pizza dinner and guided evening program.

Ages and Adult Participants
All children must be at least 7 years old and must be accompanied by adults at a minimum 1:6 ratio of adult chaperones to youth. All participants (children and adults) must register in advance and pay the appropriate per person rate (listed below).

Hours
Overnight: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m.     
Evening: 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Group Size
22-75 participants 

Dates
Offered March through June. At this time, all dates for Zoo Adventures are full. If you would like to add your group to our waitlist, please contact us by email.

Program Spaces and Cost
Prices are per person and are the same for children and adults.

Sleep in Zoomazium
Overnight: $57
Evening: $42

Sleep in Education Center

Overnight: $52
Evening: $42

Payment
$100 non-refundable deposit plus a $5 registration fee is required to book a date (submit check with application). Remaining balance (full payment) and final count for all participants must be received a minimum of 3 weeks in advance of the group's Zoo Adventure date.

FOR SCOUT GROUPS

Special Note

In an effort to evaluate and enhance future programming, the Zoo Adventures program will be going on an indefinite hiatus beginning in summer 2018 and future Zoo Adventures are only offered through mid-June. We apologize for any inconvenience.

At this time, all dates for Zoo Adventures are full. 
If you would like to add your group to our waitlist, please contact us by email.

 

What are Zoo Adventures for Scout Groups?

Zoo Adventures for Scout Groups are specific dates set aside for either Cub Scouts or Girl Scouts.  Multiple troops/packs will be booked for the same adventure to form a larger group of 22-75 participants. You will be eating and enjoying activities as a part of this larger group. In addition, all parties will sleep in the same area. Groups will be smaller for touring zoo grounds. Groups of 22 or more can register for their own date.

Ages and Adult Participants
All children must be at least 7 years old and must be accompanied by adults at a minimum 1:6 ratio of adults to youth. All participants (children and adults) must register in advance and pay the appropriate per person rate (listed below).

Program Activities
All Overnight Adventures include a light pizza dinner, a light breakfast, evening and morning guided programs, and zoo re-entry admission in the morning. All Evening Adventures include a light pizza dinner and guided evening program.

Hours
Overnight: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m.
Evening: 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Prices

Sleep in Zoomazium
Overnight: $57
Evening: $42

Sleep in Education Center
Overnight: $52
Evening: $42

Girl Scouts Dates

April 21, Zoomazium, ZKL FULL
May 11, Zoomazium, ZKL FULL
May 18, Zoomazium, OC FULL
June 9, Zoomazium, ZKL FULL
June 15, Zoomazium, OC FULL 

 

Cub Scouts Dates

April 28, Zoomazium, ZKL FULL

 

Special Note

In an effort to evaluate and enhance future programming, the Zoo Adventures program will be going on an indefinite hiatus beginning in summer 2018 and future Zoo Adventures are only offered through mid-June. We apologize for any inconvenience.

At this time, all dates for Zoo Adventures are full. 
If you would like to add your group to our waitlist, please contact us by email.

additional INFORMATION

 

Frequently Asked Questions and Staff Bios

Click here to read the FAQ and see who will lead you on your adventure!

 

Zoo Overnights T-Shirt

Buy a glow-in-the-dark Zoo Adventures t-shirt. Order in advance using our T-Shirt Order Form or purchase t-shirts on the night of your event. $15 each.

Other designs may be available the night of the event. Available sizes and designs may vary the night of the overnight.

contact

If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact a registration staff member by email or by phone at 206.548.2424 ext 4. The registration office is typically staffed from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.