Family Overnights

Round up your family and head to Binder Park Zoo for a one-of-a-kind overnight experience!

When you spend the night at the zoo, you will:  

Sleep overlooking the Savanna in Binder Park Zoo's Tented Camp 

Meet live animals up close 

Experience nature hikes, games, and activities while learning about the animals at Binder Park Zoo 



What's included? 

Dinner, late-night snack, and continental breakfast 

A free souvenir for children 

Admission to visit Binder Park Zoo after your overnight

A coupon for the Twiga Giraffe Experience



How to sign up:

Choose from the list of dates and fill out the registration form below. You will be contacted within a few days to confirm your reservation. 


Multiple families may register for the same date and will participate in program activities together, though sleeping arrangements will be separate.

All participants must be at least six years of age.


Registrations are accepted up to two weeks before the overnight date or until full. Overnights may be cancelled due to low enrollment. If your scheduled overnight is cancelled by Binder Park Zoo due to low enrollment, you will be notified a minimum of 7 days prior to the program and given the option to switch dates for no charge, or receive a full refund. 


$280 for a tent with up to four people 

$60 per additional person in the same tent

Zoo Members receive 10% off 

Tents can accommodate a maximum of 8 participants

2020 Family Overnight Dates

June 20

July 11 

July 24- Traditions of Africa 

We've partnered with Michigan State University's African Studies Center to create a unique overnight experience that combines conservation and culture. Overnight guests will enjoy an African-inspired dinner, followed by games, songs, and animal encounters based on the diverse continent of Africa. This program is recommended for ages 10 and up. 

August 1 

August 14 

August 22- Adult Only

It’s time for a night away at Binder Park Zoo! Join other adults as we explore some of our behind the scenes areas and learn all about how we care for our animals. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Family Overnight


Payment Policy:

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 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.