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Sleep at the Zoo

Family and Overnight Safari programs are fun-filled educational evenings including a guided tour of what the nighttime zoo has to offer. This is a perfect opportunity to see animal behaviors you may not have seen before.

During your overnight safari you will:

  • Take a twilight tour of the zoo
  • Watch animals receive enrichments
  • Meet animal ambassadors up close
  • Enjoy songs, stories and a snack during an evening program
  • Listen to the sounds of the wild as you fall asleep under the stars
  • Enjoy a grab-and-go breakfast snack

Family Overnight Safaris

2020 Family Overnight registration begins Mar. 31 at noon.

Set dates for families or friend groups of 2 or more.
A grab-and-go breakfast snack is included.
Sac Zoo members: $55 per person
Non-members: $65 per person
Scout groups are welcome at all overnights. However, this year we have two specific scout nights: June 19 and July 18!

2020 Family Overnight Dates

Friday, June 19*
Saturday, June 27
Saturday, July 11
Saturday, July 18*
Friday, July 24
Saturday, August 1
Friday, August 7

*We have specific overnights this year for scouts of all kinds – see the asterisked dates above!

Are you a Sacramento Zoo member?
Register for the website to receive member discounts. Test your registration here.


Group Overnight Safaris

Flexible dates for groups of 50-100.
Meets California State Science Frameworks for all grades.
Grab and go breakfast included.
Groups of 50 people or more: $55 per person
Dates are reserved via a request form

Questions about overnight safaris? Email the Reservation Specialist or call 916-808-8814.

Want to experience the nighttime zoo without sleeping here? Check out the Starlight Safari program for classes, groups or birthdays.

Overnight Safari