Grab your sleeping bags and pillows and join us for an amazing night at the Zoo! Meet other scouts, explore the Zoo on a private evening tour, meet an Education animal up close, participate in fun hands-on activities, play games, and earn a patch/badge. Wake up in the morning and head back into the Zoo before the public arrives and observe the animals as they start their days. It's a night your group will never forget!

Date and Time

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

Cost and Fees

Program Fee: $47.50 per adult - $47.50 per child. All adults and children must register.(Memberships do not apply toward program fees). Parking Fee: $7.00 for non-members. FREE for members.


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 Scout Overnight page and download the Scout Overnight 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
  • Zoo admission is included for the day after your overnight. One adult chaperon is required for every ten children, unless otherwise specified in scout policies.


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