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 August, 2017. Fall dates will be posted in June.  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.



      Family Overnights for Kids with Adults


      DinoSnores Overnight - NEW!


      Dinosaur Who: Ages 6 and up (no younger participants, please)
      When (choose one date only):
       Saturday, June 10 to Sunday, June 11 OR Friday, August 18 to Saturday, August 19
      6:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m.

      Fee: Members $100 (one adult & one child); $50 for additional child/adult
      Non-members $120 (one adult & one child); $60 for additional child/adult

      Dig this! Dinosaurs are coming to the Pittsburgh Zoo this summer, and what better way to see them up-close than at one of our brand-new DinoSnores overnights.  The evening will kick off with a full dinner including carnivore burgers and dino dogs. A quest of colossal proportions, including crafts, a scavenger hunt, and animal visits, will make this a truly dino-mite overnight.  Please choose one night only so everyone has the opportunity to enjoy this program. 

      Dinosaurs will be here for a limited time. Please visit our Dinosaurs at the Pittsburgh Zoo webpage to unearth more about this brand-new experience. 

      Click here for this overnight's FAQs.

      DinoSnores Registration


      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

      Fee: 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.

      Click here for this overnight's FAQs.

      This overnight is full. Registration is closed.

  • Scouts - Krazy Kritters Overnight
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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 August, 2017:


      Friday, April 14
      Saturday, April 22
      Friday, May 26
      Friday, June 2
      Saturday, June 10 - 15 spaces for a Boy Scout group
      Friday, June 16
      Saturday, June 17
      Friday, June 23
      Saturday, June 24
      Friday, June 30
      Saturday, July 1
      Friday, July 7
      Friday, July 14
      Saturday, July 15
      Friday, July 21
      Saturday, July 22
      Saturday, July 29
      Friday, August 11
      Saturday, August 12
      Friday, August 18
      Saturday, August 19
      Friday, August 25

      September-December dates will be posted in June.


      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. 

      ***Important:  Please list as many dates as possible.  You may not get your first choice so please, do not list dates that are not actual possibilites.***

      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 August, 2017:

      Friday, May 26 - 30 spaces for a Girl Scout group
      Saturday, May 27
      Friday, June 9
      Saturday, June 17 - 30 spaces for a Girl Scout group
      Saturday, June 24
      Friday, June 30
      Saturday, July 1
      Friday, July 7
      Friday, July 14 - 32 spaces available for a Girl Scout group
      Friday, July 21
      Saturday, July 22
      Friday, August 11
      Saturday, August 12
      Friday, August 25

      September-December dates will be posted in June.


      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. 

      ***Important:  Please list as many dates as possible.  You may not get your first choice so please, do not list dates that are not actual possibilites.***

      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 August, 2017:

      Friday, June 9 - 16 spaces available for a Girl Scout group
      Friday, June 30
      Saturday, July 1
      Friday, July 7
      Friday, July 14
      Friday, July 21
      Friday, August 11
      Friday, August 18
      Friday, August 25



      September-December dates will be posted in June.


      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.

      ***Important:  Please list as many dates as possible.  You may not get your first choice so please, do not list dates that are not actual possibilites.***

      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.