After Dark Ed-ventures

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? 


NEW! Seasonal Program for Spring 2019: Alien Invaders

It may sound odd, but "alien” invaders are quite real, and some of them even have green skin, armored scales or even antennae!  We’ll explore the impacts of plant and animal “aliens” - invasive species that are making themselves at home in places they shouldn’t be!  Discover how these non-native or invasive species are trying to take over and what we can do to stop them. 

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 - Available March through October
$75 per person
Includes everything in the standard Snooze plus:

  • Admission to Stingray Bay
  • Tour of Stingray Bay before the Zoo opens
  • Stingray feeding
  • Special Stingray Bay souvenir

NEW! Premium Snooze Options

Overnights just got an upgrade! Imagine snoozing just feet away from where sleepy animals are also resting their heads! Upgrade your Zoo Snooze option to sleep in one of our Premium locations and get a peek at the animals' night life! Guests will receive a unique gift to commemorate the event.

Standard Snoozes take place in the Zoo Classrooms.  Premium Snooze locations currently include Zambezi Hippo Camp rondavel and Teton Trek lodge.  Premium experience guaranteed, but location may change based on availability.

$75 per person 

Availability will be limited so book your Premium Snooze now!