Overnights

****** Due to concerns related to COVID-19, Zoomobile programming is temporarily suspended. ****** Spend the night at the Kansas City Zoo!  Enjoy an evening of hands-on activities with one of our fabulous overnights, including themed activities, an encounter with an animal ambassador, a night hike through the Zoo and tons of fun!

Red Panda Overnight

Programming is temporarily suspended.

Dates: Available year-round

You aren’t being bamboo-zled! Spend the night in the Zoo Learning Center and we’ll learn more about conservation efforts to protect endangered species, especially this “firefox.”

Scout Overnight

Programming is temporarily suspended.

Dates: Available year-round

Ever wonder what happens at the zoo once the sun sets? Scouts can work on scout requirements as they discover what really happens at the Zoo after dark! Our Scout overnights are designed by level so that Girl Scouts, Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts can earn their petals, badges, belt loops and pins.

Stingray Bay Overnight

Programming is temporarily suspended.

Dates: Available year-round

Come make a splash and learn everything you’ve ever wanted about sharks and rays. We’ll set up camp in the Zoo Learning Center before getting after-hours access to Stingray Bay!

Nocturnal Safari

Programming is temporarily suspended.

Dates: March-October

Gather your camping supplies for a hippo-party-mus you won’t forget. Sleep under the stars in our Africa Campground and make s’mores around the fire while delving into the world of the African savanna.

Ice Age Overnight

Dates: Available year-round

It’s time to cool down with the “coolest” overnight yet! We’ll play cool games, do cool activities, and see cool animals up close in an animal encounter. Cool, right?

Spooktacular Zoofari

Dates: October

Come dressed in your Halloween best and we’ll have a monster smash! No scary stuff, but kid-friendly, creepy, crawly, stinky fun. No tricks, but lots of treats as you enjoy Boo at the Zoo in the morning.

Slumber Down Under

Programming is temporarily suspended.

Dates: May–October

Marsupial madness has definitely set in. Pitch a tent in Waterfowl Field and learn what makes marsupials different from other mammals and how to speak in ‘Strine.

Polar Bear PJ Party

Programming is temporarily suspended.

Dates: Available year-round

Bring your pajamas and sleeping bag for this sleepover in Polar Bear Passage. Explore the arctic and learn about hardships the largest land carnivore faces in the wild.

Penguin Pole-Looza

Programming is temporarily suspended.

Dates: Available year-round

Embrace the chill and enjoy activities inspired by our favorite flightless bird. You’ll set up your sleeping bags in Helzberg Penguin Plaza and learn more about how Kansas City Zoo partners with organization across the world to monitor and conserve this amazing animal.

Elephant Extravaganza

Programming is temporarily suspended.

Dates: March–October

Pitch a tent at Elephant Overlook or snooze in the Learning Cottage while learning about the world’s largest land animal!

Gift an Overnight!

For just $40, give a special someone an unforgettable overnight experience! These gift certificates cover admission to any of our public overnight programs.

Private Overnight

Programming is temporarily suspended.

Dates: Available year-round

Didn’t see the date you wanted? Want an experience and memories that will last a lifetime? Gather 20 or more of your friends and email us at education@fotzkc.org for your desired date and program.

Birthday Bash Overnight

Programming is temporarily suspended.

Dates: Available year-round

Celebrate your big day at the Zoo! We’ll provide a hassle-free party for every host and a wild time for every guest. Spend the night in the Zoo Learning Center or upgrade to Polar Bear Passage or Helzberg Penguin Plaza for a night your birthday child won’t forget.

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