Spend the night at the wildest place in town!

Join the Zoo’s overnight program, Nocturnal Adventures, for special evenings designed for parents and children, age 5 and up. During the program, you will hike the Zoo, go behind the scenes, experience live animal encounters, and engage in other exciting activities. Awake to peacock and gibbon calls, have breakfast, and then enjoy a special animal show.

Who can participate?

  • Children and Adults 5 years old and up.

When are Family Nights available?

  • Year round. See below for dates and topics.
  • Family Overnight start at 6pm. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early.

How much are Family Nights?

  • $35/ Member, $40/ Non-Member

Where do Family Nights take place?

  • Camp Out participants will sleep outside near the Education Center, behind the Giraffe Ridge exhibit.
  • Sleep with the Manatees participants sleep in the Manatees Springs building.
  • Most other family overnights sleep in the Harold C. Schott Education Center.

Questions? contact us at (513) 559-7767 or email [email protected]

Dates & Topics

Sleep With The ManateesLearn More and Register Online October 8 or 15: 6pm - 9am
NEW! Twiga African Tented Camp OvernightLearn More and Register OnlineAugust 13, 20, or September 17: 6pm-9am
Africa Predator Prowl OvernightLearn More and Register Online October 8 or 15: 6pm - 9am
Sunset Safari Want to experience the Zoo late at night but would rather sleep in your own bed? Sunset Safari's are an evening, after-hours program that begins at 6pm and ends at 11pm. Dates TBD (call 513-559-7767 option 3 if you would like to book a date for 15 or more people)