Sleepover at the Zoo

Call 901.333.6600 to register


Groups must book 3 weeks in advance.

Come discover the nightlife at the Memphis Zoo! When the Zoo gates close at the end of the day, your adventure is just beginning. Your night of exploration typically begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends the next morning at 9:00 a.m. Are you up for the experience? You and your group members will get to…

  • Meet animals up-close
  • Go on a moonlight safari
  • Participate in fun games and activities
  • Get a private look at the Zoo’s Animal Nutrition Center
  • Enjoy the Zoo the next day after the program ends

All participants sleep in indoor, climate-controlled areas (unless otherwise noted) with restroom facilities, but no showers. A late-night snack and a light continental breakfast are served.  Security is present at the Zoo.

Our Zoo Snooze programs are overnight adventures! With a variety of program choices for groups of all types, you’re sure to find a Snooze program right for you.

Basic Information

  • 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Ages 4 years old and up
  • $50 per participant
  • Minimum of 15 participants
  • $200 deposit required

Programs available for Zoo Snoozes

Group Snoozes

The following programs are available for all group snoozes.
Nocturnal Animals
Join us as we shed light on the animals that start their day once the sun goes down 

Animals of the Bible
Do you know the story of Noah’s Ark?  What about Jonah and the whale?  Examine the wonder of God’s creations as you explore animals and their adaptations as they are discussed in the Bible.    

Endangered Species
Learn about how these creatures become endangered, as well as things we all can do to help protect them.  

No Place Like Home

Animals can be found in all different places discover different of habitats around the world in this fun filled snooze.    

 Stingray Bay Snooze

($75.00 per participant)
Specialty Snooze Available March 1st - October 26th 
Dive into the world of ocean wildlife to explore the amazing aquatic animals featured the Memphis Zoo’s latest exhibit, Stingray Bay!  This Snooze is only offered for a limited time so be sure you don’t miss out on this one of a kind experience. This snooze includes: admission to Stingray Bay, a tour of Stingray Bay before the Zoo opens, a Stingray feeding and a special Stingray Bay souvenir.


The following programs are available for all scout snoozes.
(Scouts will earn a Snooze patch as well as satisfy some of the requirements for a badge or elective.)
Reptiles and Amphibians; Nocturnal Animals; Birds, Fish & Wildlife Management

When you choose your program topic, please send your topic choice, along with your name and the date of your Snooze, to the following email address: You may also call in your program request at 901.333.6615. Remember to leave your name and Snooze date in any messages.

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