(269) 979-1351 - info@binderparkzoo.org

Zoo Snooze

 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 (next day admission included for in-season dates). Programs run until 10:00am (11:00am on Sundays).


Zoo Snooze Topics

Survive the night

Would you be able to survive a night out in the wild? Put your skills to the test on this animal adventure – only the strong will survive!

ZSI: Battle Creek

A crime has been committed at the zoo! Use scientific techniques to look at different clues left behind to solve the 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!

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.

Zoo Snoozes are available year-round! 


Working on badge requirements? We can help! Our overnight programs can help your scouts fulfill requirements; see the above menu of available topics or contact one of our education staff to find out more!



In-Season (April-October)
- $50/participant with a minimum of 20 participants or a $1000 minimum payment

Off-Season (November-March) - $40/participant with a minimum of 20 participants or an $800 minimum payment


$250 deposit due at registration to book your adventure

Availability Schedule

In-season Zoo Snooze registration is now closed. Check back in January for information and available dates for the 2019 season.