Sleepovers

Come discover what happens as the zoo gets ready for bed.  Our conservation education sleepovers are designed for small, private groups with a focus on creating memories while building compassion and understanding for the natural world. You will leave inspired to take action for wildlife and wild places. 

Each sleepover includes: 

  • A guided tour and themed activities 

  • A hot buffet breakfast 

  • An extra zoo day admission voucher for each participant 

 Bookings for Fall 2019 to August 29, 2020 now open.

Sleepover Themes

  • Northern Nights Sleepovers

    Groups will experience a night hike through the Canadian Wilds exploring how animals use their senses to communicate and navigate in the dark. The evening will end with a snack and participants will create and take home a small project to remind them of their night at the Calgary Zoo and hopefully start them on their own conservation journey.

    2019 Availability:

    • September 13 – November 22, 2019

    2020 Availability:

    • January 10 - March 28, 2020

    Ages: 5+
    Participants: Min 20/Max 45
    Supervision: 1 adult/4 children
    Deposit: $250 non-refundable deposit required at time of booking
    Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.

    Entrance Location: North Gate of the Calgary Zoo
    Price: $65/person
    Sleeping Location: Karsten Discovery Centre
    Additional Info: Commemorative crests are available for purchase for $5.00

    Please note the Calgary Zoo does not provide any sleeping material or equipment. As participants will be sleeping on the floor, we recommend an individual sized sleeping pad.

  • Savannah Sleepover

    Groups will have a private tour of our Savannah building and learn individual stories about each animal. The group will learn about the Great Migration and the challenges that are faced twice a year for migrating animals. Participants will create and take home a small project to remind them of their night at the Calgary Zoo and hopefully start them on their own conservation journey.

    2019 Availability:

    • January 4 – November 22, 2019.

    2020 Availability:

    • February 1 - August 29, 2020

    Ages: 5+
    Participants: 20 min/24 max 
    Supervision: 1 adult/4 children
    Deposit: $250 non-refundable deposit required at time of booking
    Time: 5:45 p.m.  to 8:30 a.m.

    Entrance Location: North Gate of the Calgary Zoo
    Price: $65/person
    Sleeping Location: Savannah Classroom
    Additional Info: Commemorative crests are available for purchase for $5.00.

    Please note the Calgary Zoo does not provide any sleeping material or equipment. As participants will be sleeping on the floor, we recommend an individual sized sleeping pad.

  • Penguin Sleepover

    Visit the penguins and take a tour of the Canadian Wilds!  Groups will learn about the different species of penguins and will do activities that will teach them about the four species here at the zoo. Participants will create and take home a small project to remind them of their experience and hopefully kickstart their own conservation journey. 

    2020 Availability:

    • April 3 - August 29, 2019


    Ages: 5+
    Participants: Min 20/Max 45 
    Supervision: 1 adult/4 children 
    Deposit: $250 non-refundable deposit required at time of booking 
    Time: April to Mid May - 5 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. 
              Mid May to August - 6 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. 

    Entrance Location: North Gate of the Calgary Zoo 
    Price: $65/person 
    Sleeping Location: Karsten Discovery Centre 
    Additional Info: Commemorative crests are available for purchase for $5.00 

    Please note the Calgary Zoo does not provide any sleeping material or equipment. As participants will be sleeping on the floor, we recommend an individual sized sleeping pad. 

Book a Sleepover

Email [email protected] for more information.