Slumber Safaris

Feeling adventurous? Come and spend the night at the Zoo!

The Slumber Safari overnight program begins with arrival at 6:00 p.m. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m. and include a scavenger hunt, behind-the-scenes safaris with live animal encounters, and create-your-own animal enrichment activities. The evening winds down with hot chocolate, a campfire and smores.

At 7:00 a.m., it’s rise and shine, pack your gear and have a continental breakfast (provided with the program). Complete your adventure by observing the animals enjoying the enrichment that you made the night before with an early morning tour around the Zoo. The program ends at 9:00 a.m., however, your group is welcome to enjoy the Zoo for the remainder of the day.

Slumber Safaris are designed for youths ages seven and older. Minimum group size is 15. Participants will sleep in four-person tents, which are provided for up to 35 people.

Participants are responsible for providing their own sleeping gear and toiletries. Restroom facilities are available, however, there are no shower facilities.

It is permissible to bring additional drinks and snacks for the group. Since the program begins at 6:00 p.m. it is assumed that the group has already eaten dinner. However, for an additional $5 per person you can purchase the Deluxe Slumber Safari package that includes dinner. Dinner consists of a hot dog, chips, cookie, and soda. With the Deluxe option your, adventure will begin at 5:30 p.m.

* No alcoholic beverages are permitted

Contact the Conservation Education Department at 262.636.9580 or e-mail education@racinezoo.org to schedule your overnight adventure. The Slumber Safari season runs daily from mid-May through the beginning of October.

Chaperone
$25
Child
$50
Deluxe Option
add'l $5 / Person