Overnights

Fun at the Zoo doesn't have to end when the sun goes down. Overnights are an exciting way to experience the animal kingdom. Whether you're part of a Scout group, or a family looking for a wild night, there are plenty of overnight opportunities from which you can choose. If you have questions about any of the available overnights, please contact the Education Reservations department at 412-365-2528 or learn@pittsburghzoo.org. All currently available overnights are listed through May, 2017. Summer dates will be posted in March.  Please note: our Scout overnights are for children in grades 1-6. Please no younger participants. We are sorry, but we are unable to accommodate older aged groups or requests for birthday party overnights.

  • Families Only - Winter Overnights
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      These overnights are specially designed for families - children ages 6-12 and their adult chaperones. Adults must be accompanied by a child. No single registrations, please.

      Important online registration information: If you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out. You are recognized as a member by your email address and other contact information, not by your member number.  Please contact the Membership Department at 412-365-2534 with membership questions or to update your contact information prior to registering online.
       

      Check back soon for exciting spring & summer overnights featuring our new exhibits!


      Family Overnights for Kids with Adults

      A Tale of Scales Reptile Overnight - SOLD OUT!
      Who: Ages 6 and up (no younger participants, please)
      When:  Saturday, March 18 to Sunday, March 19Philippine crocodile
      6:00 pm - 9:00 am
      How Much: Members $60 (one adult & one child); $30 for additional child/adult
      Non-members $80 (one adult & one child); $40 for additional child/adult
      Snakes, lizards, turtles and crocodiles - learn about all of these scaly creatures during this overnight focused enritely on reptiles!  Meet your favorites up close before slithering into your sleeping bag in the Worlds of Discovery building for a good night's sssssleep.

      This overnight's FAQs coming soon.

      This overnight is full. Registration is closed.


      Sleepover Safari - SOLD OUT!

      Who: Ages 6 and up (no younger participants, please)
      When:  Saturday, April 29 to Sunday, April 30African lion
      6:00 pm - 9:00 am
      How Much: Members $80 (one adult & one child); $40 for additional child/adult
      Non-members $100 (one adult & one child); $50 for additional child/adult
      The sun sets over the African Savanna.  The roar of distant lions rumbles through the air.  We stroll along the path, watching for a glimpse of diverse wildlife and our adventure unfolds!  Join us on a nighttime expedition to meet our most popular African animals.  Then let the stars guide you back to base camp for an evening of activities and animal encounters.  In the morning, we'll have a special breakfast in the Zoo's Jambo Grill restaurant.

      This overnight's FAQs coming soon.

      This overnight is full.  Registration is closed.

  • Scouts - Krazy Kritters Overnight
    • About

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      A turtle’s shell, a sea lion’s whiskers, and your thumb have something in common: they are all types of adaptations. Join us for an exciting evening to discover more unique types of adaptations and how animals use them to survive. For more details about this overnight, please download our
      Krazy Kritters FAQ and Chaperone Guide PDF.

      The following items are included in the Krazy Kritters overnight:
      • Behind-the-scenes visit in the kangaroos, sea lions, or domestic animals area (weather permitting)
      • Live animal visit with your group
      • Night-time scavenger hunt in Kids Kingdom
      • Late night pizza snack
      • Craft - pillowcase souvenir
      • Sleep in the Worlds of Discovery Building (exhibits include meerkats, bats, snakes and lizards)
      • Continental breakfast
      • Next day's admission to the Zoo (only good for that day regardless of weather)
      • Minimum of 24, maximum of 40 spaces available unless otherwise noted.

      *Troop/Pack Leaders please note: meeting the minimum does not guarantee a private overnight for your group. We reserve the right to add groups to any overnight until our maximum is met.


      Dates Available

      Please do not confirm a date with your troop/pack until you have received an email confirmation from us.   Dates available through May, 2017:


      Due to renovations in the Worlds of Discovery building, no February dates are available.

      Friday, March 10
      Friday, March 17
      Friday, March 24
      Saturday, March 25
      Friday, March 31
      Friday, April 7
      Saturday, April 8
      Friday, April 14
      Friday, April 21
      Saturday, May 13
      Saturday, May 20
      Friday, May 26


      June - August dates will be posted in March.



      Registration

      Cost is $40 per person.

      This overnight experience is designed for Scout groups in grades 1-6 and will be a wonderful combination of fun, adventure and learning. Your overnight will take place from 6 p.m. until 9 a.m. the following morning. You must have a minimum of 24 people (children and/or adults) to book a date for your group. If you have less than 24 people, we will keep your form and  combine your group with a similar one, when possible. 

      Overnights are $40 per person, for children or adults.
      There is no member discount for Scout overnights.
      To book this overnight:

      Submit an overnight reservation form by mail or fax (412-365-2523) or,

      register

      Do not send any money until you have received your confirmation/deposit request email. Please contact the Education Reservations department at 412-365-2528  or email  learn@pittsburghzoo.org with any questions.

  • Scouts - ZSI: Zoo Science Investigation Overnight
    • About

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      Participants will examine the scene of the crime as they work together to solve a Zoo mystery. We will break out the magnifying glasses, follow footprints, and interview a couple of key suspects in this zany and fun search for the truth. For more details about this overnight, please download:
      ZSI: Zoo Scene Investigation FAQ and Chaperone Guide PDF.

      The following items are included in the ZSI overnight:
      • Behind-the-scenes visit (usually large cats, subject to change)
      • Live animal visit
      • Night-time scavenger hunt in African Savanna and Asian Forest
      • Late night pizza snack
      • Craft - pillowcase souvenir
      • Sleep in the Education Complex
      • Continental breakfast
      • Next day's admission to the Zoo (only good for that day, regardless of weather)
      • Minimum of 24, maximum of 60 spaces available unless otherwise noted

      *Troop/Pack Leaders please note: meeting the minimum does not guarantee a private overnight for your group. We reserve the right to add groups to any overnight until our maximum is met.

      Dates Available


      Please do not confirm a date with your troop/pack until you have received an email confirmation from us. Dates available through May, 2017:

      Saturday, March 18 - 20 spaces available for a Brownie group
      Friday, March 24
      Friday, May 26
      Saturday, May 27


      June - August dates will be posted in March.

      Registration

      Cost is $40 per person.

      This overnight experience is designed for Scout groups in grades 1-6 and is a wonderful combination of fun, adventure and learning. Your overnight will take place from 6 p.m. until 9 a.m. the following morning. You must have a minimum of 24 people (children and/or adults) to book a date for your group. If you have less than 24 people, we will keep your form and  combine your group with a similar one, when possible. 

      Overnights are $40 per person, for children or adults. There is no member discount for Scout overnights. To book this overnight:
      Submit an overnight reservation form by mail or fax (412-365-2523)  or,

      register

      Do not send any money until you have received your confirmation/deposit request email. Please contact the Education Reservations department at 412-365-2528 or email learn@pittsburghzoo.org with any questions.

  • Scouts - Aquatic Adventurers
    • About

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      New! Junior Adventurers: join us as we dive deep into the PPG Aquarium and explore what lurks in the deep, dark waters. Participants will examine how sea creatures thrive in their underwater homes, all from the safety of dry land. For more details about this overnight, please download our Aquatic Adventurers FAQ and Chaperone Guide PDF.


      The following items are included in the Aquatic Adventurers overnight:
      • Behind-the-scenes visit in the PPG Aquarium
      • Live animal visit
      • Night-time scavenger hunt
      • Late night pizza snack
      • Craft - backpack or pillowcase souvenir
      • Sleep in the Education Complex (not in the PPG Aquarium)
      • Continental breakfast
      • Next day's admission to the Zoo (only good for that day, regardless of weather)
      • Minimum of 24, maximum of 40 spaces available unless otherwise noted

      *Troop/Pack Leaders please note: meeting the minimum does not guarantee a private overnight for your group. We reserve the right to add groups to any overnight until our maximum is met.

      Dates Available


      Please do not confirm a date with your troop/pack until you have received an email confirmation from us. 
      Dates available through May, 2017:

      Friday, March 10 - 16 spaces available for a Brownie group

      June - August dates will be posted in March.



      Registration

      Cost is $40 per person.

      This overnight experience is designed for Scout groups in grades 1-6 and is a wonderful combination of fun, adventure and learning. Your overnight will take place from 6 p.m. until 9 a.m. the following morning. You must have a minimum of 24 people (children and/or adults) to book a date for your group. If you have less than 24 people, we will keep your form and  combine your group with a similar one, when possible.

      Overnights are $40 per person, for children or adults. There is no member discount for Scout overnights. To book this overnight:

      Submit an overnight reservation form by mail or fax (412-365-2523)  or,

      register

      Do not send any money until you have received your confirmation/deposit request email. Please contact the Education Reservations department at 412-365-2528 or email learn@pittsburghzoo.org with any questions.