Wildlife Sleepovers

Wildlife Sleepovers


This overnight educational camping adventure is designed for school, scout, and youth groups (grades 3–12). Sleepover activities are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Each sleepover program includes:

  • Orientation and games with Dr. Zoolittle
  • Live animal presentations
  • Private bus tour
  • Zoo craft activity
  • Set up your own Zoo tent and camp at the Zoo’s Camp Timbuktu
  • S’mores around the campfire
  • Guided nighttime stroll featuring nocturnal animals
  • Breakfast and beverages
  • Optional hot buffet dinner, breakfast, and beverages for an additional fee
  • Exclusive (pre-opening) morning animal viewing with keepers

Pricing starts at $90 per camper (students and adults). Hot catered meals are available for an additional fee. Call for details at 619-718-3000.

Choose from the following grade levels/themes:

  • Grades 3–5: Adaptations and Environments
  • Grades 6-8: Natural Selection: Genetic Traits and the Environment
  • Grades 9-12: Biodiversity and Human Impact on the Environment
  • Any Grade: How Do You Zoo? Exploring Conservation Careers
  • Any Grade: Wildlife Heroes Conservation Campout

Private sleepover nights are available any day of the year for groups of 35 or more. Please call 619-718-3000 for more information.

Adult/Child Ratio for grades 3-8: 

  • Minimum adult to child ratio of 1:4.
  • Maximum adult to child ratio of 1:1.

Adult/Child Ratio for grades 9-12: 

  • Minimum adult to child ratio of 1:10.
  • Maximum adult to child ratio of 1:1.

Sleepover activities are subject to change.