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Overnight Safari

Come experience an African safari without leaving Michigan! Learn about African animals and sleep in our Tented Camp right next to the African savanna exhibit.


Overnight Safari Topics

Survive Your Safari

Would you be able to survive the struggles of a true African safari? Put your skills to the test as you help plan a safari and map your way through Wild Africa.

ZSI: Africa

A crime has been committed at the zoo! Use scientific techniques to solve this animal caper.

The Zoolympic Games

Teamwork makes the dream work! Work as a group or in teams to create and compete in wild challenges

Conservation Creations

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! Express your inner naturalist by creating some recycled crafts and get the chance to write and star in a conservation-themed performance.

Customize your own topic!

Please contact our education department who will be ready to help you come up with your perfect overnight experience!

What to expect:

Scouts, classrooms, or any organized group ages 6 and up can come spend the night at Binder Park Zoo where fun and excitement await!
Programs begin at 6:00pm and include dinner, snack, live animal presentations, fun activities, and a thrilling walk through the zoo at night.
Wake up and enjoy a continental breakfast before starting your day at the zoo. Programs run until 10:00am (11:00am on Sundays).

Start your journey

Pick from our available dates and register online. We will be in touch shortly thereafter to work out all details and finalize your stay. If you have questions about overnight programs, contact Caitlin Strikwerda, cstrikwerda@binderparkzoo.org or call (269) 979-1351.


Working on badge requirements? We can help! Our overnight programs can help your scouts fulfill requirements; contact one of our education staff to find out more!

Availability Schedule

2018 Overnight Safari registration is now closed. Check back in January for information and available dates for the 2019 season.