Community Group Overnight

Grab your friends and come on down to the Zoo for an amazing evening with the animals! Start your evening with a private, guided tour of the Zoo. Afterwards, enjoy a light snack and participate in great activities like zoo-wide scavenger hunts, making animal enrichments or special workshops customized for your group. Next, meet one of our education animals up close, and then head down to our auditorium and settle in for the night. In the morning, wake up, enjoy a tasty continental breakfast, pack up your things, and journey back into the zoo to see the animals.

Date and Time

Select Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. Time: 7:00pm to 10:00am (the following morning).

Cost and Fees

Program Fee:$65.00 per adult - $65.00 per child. All adults and children must register.(Memberships do not apply toward program fees).


Zimmer Auditorium. Please park in the Lower Parking Lot and proceed to the Maddie's Center for Science and Education. Overnight check-in is located in the courtyard just outside the Auditorium doors.


To make a reservation visit our Community Group Overnight page and download the BWTB Community Group Request Form. Submit a completed copy via email or fax to (510) 729-7324 at least 30 days in advance. Pre-Registration is required.


Contact: Education Reservations Associate
Phone: (510) 632-9525 x220

Additional Program Information
  • Group Size: 15 minimum / 100 maximum
  • Age Range: 6 years old and up
  • Please note these dates are left open for groups looking to book a community group overnight or school group overnight. Both types of overnights cannot be booked on the same date. Please contact the Reservations Associate for the most up to date information.
  • Zoo admission is included for the day after your overnight. One adult chaperon is required for every ten children.


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