Wildlife Sleepovers

Wildlife Sleepovers


This overnight educational camping adventure is designed for school, scout, and youth groups and can be adapted to host participants enrolled in grades K-12. Sleepover activities are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Each sleepover program includes:

  • Orientation and games with Dr. Zoolittle
  • Live animal presentations
  • Private bus tour
  • Zoo craft activity
  • Set up your own Zoo tent and camp at the Zoo’s Camp Timbuktu
  • S’mores around the campfire
  • Guided nighttime stroll featuring nocturnal animals
  • Breakfast and beverages
  • Exclusive (pre-opening) morning animal viewing with keepers
  • Optional hot buffet dinner, breakfast, and beverages for an additional fee

Pricing starts at $115 per camper (students and adults). Hot catered meals are available for an additional fee. Call for details at 619-718-3000.

Choose from the following NGSS-aligned themes:

  • How Do You Zoo? Exploring Conservation Careers
  • Wildlife Heroes Conservation Campout

Private sleepover nights are available any day of the year for groups of 35 or more. Please call 619-718-3000 for more information.

Adult/Child Ratio for grades K-2: 

  • Minimum adult to child ratio of 1:2.
  • Maximum adult to child ratio of 1:1.

Adult/Child Ratio for grades 3-8:

  • Minimum adult to child ratio of 1:4.
  • Maximum adult to child ratio of 1:1

Adult/Child Ratio for grades 9-12: 

  • Minimum adult to child ratio of 1:10.
  • Maximum adult to child ratio of 1:1.

Sleepover activities are subject to change.