Group Overnights

Group Overnight Programs 2022

Binder Park Zoo Overnights are perfect for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and other organized groups. Bring your group for an educational and fun experience at our zoo.

Selection of Dates

Group Overnights are offered Fridays and Saturdays from May 13 to September 17.

Guest Limits

Maximum 40 participants per group.

Age Limits

Group members must be 6 years of age and older.

Supervision Requirements

Group leaders and chaperones must supervise all children during the overnight program.

Registration:
Online registrations are preferred. You may choose to mail, fax, or drop off your completed registrations with payment at the zoo office. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Payment Policy:
Group Overnights cost $975 for up to the first 15 participants and $70 for each additional participant up to 40. Total payment is due at time of registration. 

Release of Liability:
We require a signed Release of Liability for all participants (adults and minors). If the participant is a minor, a parent or guardian must sign for them.
Registration, Payment, and Release of Liability must be received at least 14 days prior to an available date.

Cancellation Policy:
Full Refunds are given only if Binder Park Zoo is unable to place your group in a requested date or if Binder Park Zoo must cancel the overnight due to extenuating circumstances.
If you are unable to attend your scheduled date, you must contact James DeBusschere, the overnights coordinator, as soon as possible (269-441-9030 jdebusschere@binderparkzoo.org)
Cancellations received at least 30 days prior: will be refunded or transferred to another available date as long as Binder Park Zoo can fill the originally scheduled date. A $25 processing fee will apply.
Cancellations received less than 30 days prior: No transfer. No refund.

Choose From Two Locations

Zoo Snooze

  • Exclusive access to East Zoo
  • Zoorassic Park
  • Ride the Carousel
  • Choose where to sleep
    • Inside: climate control, electrical outlets, and handicap accessible
    • Outside: Sleep on the Snow Leopard Lawn, bring your tents, and enjoy nature at night.

Overnight Safari

  • Exclusive access to Wild Africa
  • Savanna
  • Ride the Tram
  • Sleep outside in our Tented Camps (large canvass tents overlooking the savanna)

Register online: pay with credit card only

Register by mail: pay with checks or credit card only

Topics

Creatures of the Night

As the sun sets, many creatures of the night come out to eat, play, and explore! Let’s learn all about the adaptations that let them roam about their dark world.

Life on the Wild Side

It’s time to learn what it’s like to live at the zoo! We will be learning about how animals survive in the wild and how we incorporate that into zoo animals’ lives.

Predator vs. Prey

Come explore what it’s like to be both the predator and the prey. We’ll learn how all animals try to survive with the help of some of our animals at the zoo!

We Are Family

Binder Park Zoo is full of animal families from our black bear siblings on the East side to our African painted dog pack in Wild Africa. Grab your group, and get ready to learn all about how animal families live in the wild!

ZSI

Zoo Scene Investigators (ZSI) is about solving animal-related mysteries.

Group Overnights

Binder Park Zoo is located 3 miles south of I-94 exit 100

DETROIT

I-94 W to exit 100

3 miles south

 

GRAND RAPIDS

US 131 S to I-94 E t to exit 100

3 miles south

 

CHICAGO

I-94 E to exit 100

3 miles south

 

LANSING

I-69 S to I-94 W  to exit 100

3 miles south

 

FT WAYNE

I-69 N to I-94 W to exit 100

3 miles south

 

SOUTH BEND

US 33 N to I-80 E to US 131 N to I-94 E to exit 100

3 miles south