After Dark Ed-ventures

Animals After Dark

There are two ways to discover the nightlife at the Memphis Zoo!


Zoo Snooze

When the Zoo gates close at the end of the day, your overnight adventure is just beginning. Your guided 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 guided moonlight safari (weather permitting)
  • Participate in fun games and activities
  • 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.  

With a variety of program choices for groups of all types, you’re sure to find a Zoo Snooze program right for you. 

  • 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Ages 5 years old and up
  • $50 per participant
  • Minimum of 15 participants
  • $200 non-refundable deposit required at the time of booking


Owl Prowl

Can't spend the whole night at the Zoo?  Then how about an evening tour?  Register for an Owl Prowl and your group will get to experience all the fun of a Zoo Snooze, without the sleeping bags!

  • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Ages 5 years old and up
  • $20 per participant
  • Minimum of 15 participants
  • $50 non-refundable deposit required at the time of booking


Email to reserve your After Dark Ed-venture today!

Scout Groups

Our After-Dark Ed-ventures are fantastic, fun learning opportunities for scout groups!

Scouts can earn a Zoo Snooze patch as well as satisfy some of the requirements for a badge or elective during their evening program.

Contact us to customize your scout group's program needs!

Chooze Your Snooze

Which adventure will you take with us? 

Nocturnal Adventure
Join us as we shed light on the animals that start their day once the sun goes down 

Endangered Odyssey
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 Special

(additional $25.00 per participant - Available March through October only)
Includes: admission to Stingray Bay, a tour of Stingray Bay before the Zoo opens, a Stingray feeding and a special Stingray Bay souvenir.

NEW seasonal snoozes COMING SOON!