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 April 1, 2017. 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 - Fall Overnights
    • About

      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.
       


      Penguins & Pancakes

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      Who: Ages 6 and up (no younger participants, please)
      When: Friday, December 9 to Saturday, December 10, 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

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

      Click here for this overnight's PDF.

      Registration is closed.  This overnight is full.
  • 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 April 1, 2017:


      Saturday, December 3
      Friday, December 16
      Saturday, December 17
      Friday, February 3
      Saturday, February 4
      Friday, February 10
      Saturday, February 11
      Friday, February 17
      Saturday, February 18
      Friday, February 24
      Saturday, February 25
      Friday, March 3
      Saturday, March 4
      Friday, March 10
      Friday, March 17
      Saturday, March 18
      Friday, March 24
      Saturday, March 25
      Friday, March 31
      Saturday, April 1


      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, your group will be combined with another similar group, 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 e-mail  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 April 1, 2017:

      Friday, January 6
      Saturday, January 7
      Saturday, January 14
      Friday, January 27
      Saturday, January 28 
      Friday, February 3
      Saturday, February 4 - 24 spaces available for a Daisy/Brownie group
      Saturday, February 11
      Friday, February 17
      Saturday, February 18
      Friday, March 3
      Saturday, March 4
      Friday, March 10
      Saturday, March 11
      Friday, March 17
      Saturday, March 18
      Saturday, March 25
      Saturday, April 1



      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, your group will be combined with another similar group, 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 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 April 1, 2017:


      Friday, January 6
      Friday, January 13
      Saturday, January 14
      Friday, January 27
      Saturday, January 28
      Friday, February 3
      Saturday, February 4
      Friday, February 17
      Saturday, February 18
      Friday, March 3
      Friday, March 10
      Saturday, March 11
      Friday, March 24
      Saturday, April 1


      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, your group will be combined with another similar group, 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 learn@pittsburghzoo.org with any questions.