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 September, 2015.  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.

 
  • Families Only - Summer Overnights


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      Back by popular demand:
      Caturday Night Live!
      Saturday, June 13-Sunday, June 14
      Ages 6-12 with an adult (no younger participants, please)
      6pm-9am

      Live from the Pittsburgh Zoo, it's Caturday Night!  This overnight was so popular,
      we decided to do it again.  Learn all about the Zoo's fancy feline residents.  From
      cheetahs to tigers, you'll meet them all. 

      Click here for this overnight's FAQs.

      Caturday Night Live Registration

      Please note, 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.

  • Scouts - Krazy Kritters Overnight
    • krazykrittersA 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
      •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.

      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 through September, 2015:
      Friday, June 26
      Friday, July 3
      Friday, July 17
      Friday, July 24
      Saturday, July 25
      Saturday, August 1
      Saturday, August 8
      Friday, August 14
      Saturday, August 15 - 16 spaces available for a Brownie group
      Friday, August 21
      Friday, August 28
      Friday, September 4
      Saturday, September 5
      Saturday, September 12
      Friday, September 18 - 16 spaces available for a Brownie group
      Saturday, September 19
      Friday, September 25


      Cost is $38 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, your group will be combined with another similar group, when possible.  

      Overnights are $38 per person, children or adults. There is no member discount for Scout overnights. To book this overnight, you will need to submit an overnight reservation form either by mail or fax (412-365-2523). 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 learn@pittsburghzoo.org with any questions.  Sorry, we currently do not offer online registration for Scout overnights.
  • Scouts - ZSI: Zoo Science Investigation Overnight
    • zsiParticipants 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 our 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

      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 through September, 2015:

      Friday, July 3 -29 spaces available for a Girl Scout group
      Friday, August 14
      Friday, August 21
      Friday, August 28
      Friday, September 4
      Saturday, September 5
      Friday, September 18
      Saturday, September 19
      Saturday, September 26

      Cost is $38 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, your group will be combined with another similar group, when possible.

      Overnights are $38 per person, children or adults. There is no member discount for Scout overnights. To book this overnight, you will need to submit an overnight reservation form either by mail or fax (412-365-2523). 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 learn@pittsburghzoo.org with any questions.  Sorry, we currently do not offer online registration for Scout overnights.
  • Scouts: Aquatic Adventurers
    • BlackTip_Reef_Shark_5New! 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
      •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

      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 through September, 2015:

      Saturday, August 1
      Friday, August 28
      Friday, September 4
      Saturday, September 5
      Saturday, September 12
      Friday, September 18

      Cost is be $38 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, your group will be combined with another similar group, when possible.

      Overnights are $38 per person, children or adults. There is no member discount for Scout overnights. To book this overnight, you will need to submit an overnight reservation form either by mail or fax (412-365-2523). 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 learn@pittsburghzoo.org with any questions.  Sorry, we currently do not offer online registration for Scout overnights.