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Family Safari Slumber Party at Binder Park Zoo

Seeking fun and excitement?  Participate in an African Safari and learn about African animals and culture. Overnight Safari is an after-hours overnight adventure for anyone ages six and up!

Families with children ages 6 and up; all participants MUST be at least 6 years old by the date of the overnight and children must accompanied by an adult. 

What? A fun, one of a kind African overnight experience! Come learn all about Africa and the animals and people that call this diverse continent home. Watch a live animal presentation, participate in fun activities, and sleep in an authentic African Tented Camp, all while discovering ways you can help conserve animals in Africa and around the world.   

Where? Binder Park Zoo’s Wild Africa in our NEW Tented Camp! Guests will sleep in free-standing canvas tents on provided cots. Tents can accommodate up to 8 people.   

When? Family Safari Slumber Party programs are open June 16th (Saturday), June 29th (Friday)
July 13th (Friday), July 28th (Saturday), August 11th (Saturday), and August 24th (Friday).

How Much? $240 per tent for up to 4 people, plus $50 per additional person for up to 8 people total per tent. Binder Park Zoo members receive 10% off. Cost includes:

  • Overnight program
  • Admission to the zoo the following day
  • Live animal presentation
  • Dinner, late night snack, and continental breakfast
  • Souvenir (children only, adult items available upon request)
  • Giraffe feeding coupon

*T-shirts are available for of $12 each.  A t-shirt order form is included in your first packet after registration or shirts may be purchased at the overnight if correct sizes are available.  

To register: Click here for a printable registration form to be mailed or faxed to the address or number below.  Full payment is due with registration.  All money is non-refundable.  Refunds will only be given in the circumstance that Binder Park Zoo is unable to place your group in an available overnight or if Binder Park Zoo must cancel the overnight due to low enrollment or other extenuating circumstances.  You may switch dates if available, but a $25 processing fee will be charged if it is less than 30 days prior to the date of your previously scheduled overnight. 

Mail registration forms to:
Binder Park Zoo
Attn: Hannah Smedley
7400 Division Drive   
Battle Creek, MI 49014

Registration forms may also be faxed to:  (269)979-8834
OR scanned and emailed to

Any questions?   Please contact Hannah Smedley at (269) 979-1351 ext. 174 or

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