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, 2016. 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/Spring Overnights
    • These overnights are specially designed for 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.

      Penguins & Pancakes Overnight (rescheduled from Jan. 23)Macaroni penguins
      Friday, February 19 - Saturday, February 20, 2016
      Ages 6-12 with an adult (no younger participants, please)
      6 pm - 9 am
      Fee:  $40 per member adult or child/$50 non-member adult or child*
      *This overnight includes a full breakfast.


      Join us on a journey south as we uncover facts about the South Pole's most famous residents - penguins!  These birds are sure to melt your heart.  In the morning,  we will waddle our way to a special breakfast in the Zoo's new Jambo Grille restaurant. 

      This overnight is a make-up session for those who registered for the canceled session on January 23.  Please email learn@pittsburghzoo.org to be placed on the waiting list. Click here for this overnight's FAQs.

       
      Adventures in the Amazon Overnight - Sold Out
      Saturday, February 20 - Sunday, February 21, 2016
      Ages 6-12 with an adult (no younger participants, please)
      6 pm - 9 am
      Fee:  $30 per member adult or child/$40 non-member adult or child

      Explore the beauty of the world's largest rainforest as we take an imaginary trip through the Amazon.  Up close
      encounters with animals and a special tour will make this night one you will always remember. 

      Adventures in the Amazon is sold out.  Click here for this overnight's FAQs.
      Please email learn@pittsburghzoo.org to be placed on the waiting list.


      When I Grow Up.... OvernightRed panda
      Saturday, April 16 - Sunday, April 17, 2016
      Ages 6-12 with an adult (no younger participants, please)
      6 pm - 9 am
      Fee:  $30 per member adult or child/$40 non-member adult or child

      Have you ever said, "When I grow up, I want to care for animals"?  Join us for a fun-filled evening as we explore the Zoo's Working Wild exhibit and learn what it takes to be a zookeeper, veterinarian, researcher, or even a zoo director.  Who knows, maybe when you grow up, you'll be in charge of the zoo! 

      Click here for this overnight's FAQs.


  • 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.

      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.
      Please do not confirm a date with your troop/pack until you have received a confirmation from us. 
       

      Dates available through August, 2016:

      Saturday, February 27
      Friday, March 4
      Friday, March 18
      Friday, April 1
      Saturday, April 2
      Friday, April 22 - 14 spaces available for a Girl Scout group
      Friday, April 29 - 16 spaces available for a Brownie group
      Saturday, April 30 - 16 spaces available for a Boy Scout group
      Friday, May 13
      Friday, May 20 - 13 spaces available for a Brownie group
      Saturday, May 21
      Friday, May 27
      Saturday, May 28
      Saturday, June 4
      Friday, June 10
      Saturday, June 11
      Friday, June 17
      Saturday, June 18
      Friday, June 24
      Saturday, June 25
      Friday, July 1
      Saturday, July 2
      Friday, July 8
      Saturday, July 9
      Friday, July 15
      Saturday, July 16
      Friday, July 22 - 16 spaces available for a Junior Girl Scout group
      Saturday, July 23
      Saturday, July 30
      Friday, August 12
      Saturday, August 13
      Friday, August 19
      Saturday, August 20
      Friday, August 26
      Saturday, August 27



      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

      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.
      Please do not confirm a date with your troop/pack until you have received a confirmation from us. 
       

      Dates available through August, 2016:

      Friday, March 4
      Friday, March 11 - 36 spaces available for a Girl Scout group
      Friday, April 1
      Friday, April 22 - 36 spaces available for a Boy Scout group
      Friday, May 27
      Saturday, May 28 - 25 spaces for a Girl Scout group
      Friday, June 10
      Saturday, June 11
      Friday, June 17
      Saturday, June 18
      Friday, June 24
      Saturday, June 25
      Friday, July 1
      Saturday, July 2
      Friday, July 8
      Friday, July 15
      Friday, June 22
      Saturday, June 23
      Saturday, June 30
      Friday, August 12
      Saturday, August 13
      Friday, August 19
      Friday, August 26
      Saturday, August 27


      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 (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.
      Please do not confirm a date with your troop/pack until you have received a confirmation from us. 
       

      Dates available through August, 2016:
      Friday, February 26
      Friday, March 4
      Saturday, March 12
      Friday, June 10
      Friday, June 17
      Friday, June 24
      Friday, July 1
      Saturday, July 2
      Friday, July 8
      Friday, July 15
      Friday, July 22
      Saturday, July 23
      Saturday, July 30
      Friday, August 12
      Friday, August 19
      Saturday, August 20
      Friday, August 26
      Saturday, August 27


      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.