Spend the Night at the Zoo

Experience the Zoo like never before when you book an overnight adventure! Start the evening off with a visit to some of our animal buildings, open late exclusively for you. The fun continues with an animal keeper meet-and-greet, followed by a late-night hike, crafts, activities and so much more! After a night of roars and snores, wake up with wildlife to set out on an expedition to enjoy the Zoo during the day.

Available programs include our Overnight and Private Overnight experiences and are perfect for children ages 6-13. 

Space is limited and these wild events fill up quickly. Call 215-243-5275 or email to reserve your program today! 


  Overnights Private Overnights
Spend the night in... Treehouse
Philadelphia Zoo's  magical, historical indoor playground
The Zoo's award-winning LEED-certified children's zoo
Shelly Classrooms
The Zoo's onsite classroom and education center
Free parking
Next day admission to the Zoo
Access to two animal buildings 
Souvenir reusable water bottle
Souvenir patch
Pull-string backpack  

Keeper chat
Night hike
LIVE animal presentation 
Behind the Scenes Tour of KidZooU  
Scout Badge Program* 
  • Critters of the Night 
  • Guardians of the Rainforest 
  • Zero Hero
Optional add on $12 per scout
(minimum 20 scouts required)
per guest
(accommodates up to 100 guests maximum)
per guest
(minimum of 45, maximum of 60)
per guest
(minimum of 35, maximum of 40)
Available Programs






For more information on our overnight programs call 215-243-5275 or email