Sleepovers

Imagine experiencing the zoo at night and snoring within earshot of over 1,000 creatures! The Calgary Zoo offers fun and educational programs for small, private groups with a focus on conservation awareness and activities. 

Guided by the experience of highly skilled and passionate leaders, participants will engage in an immersive experience that builds a connection with the natural world, compassion and understanding for wild animals, and an awareness of the challenges and solutions for sustaining them.

2019 Private Sleepovers will be available to book on November 12, 2018.

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:

    • January 4 – March 21, 2019

    • September 13 – December 15, 2019

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

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

  • Penguin Sleepover

    Seeing the penguins and taking a tour of the Canadian wilds will be the main components of the Penguin Sleepover. Groups will learn about the different species of penguins and will engage in activities that will encourage learning about all four species here at the zoo. 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:

    • April 5 – August 21, 2019.

    Ages: 5+
    Participants: Min 20/Max 45
    Supervision: 1 adult/4 children
    Deposit: $250 non-refundable deposit required at time of booking
    Time: Starts at 6 p.m. (from April to mid-May, start time is 5 p.m.)
    Entrance Location: North Gate of the Calgary Zoo
    Price: $65/person

  • 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 – July 27, 2019.

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

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

  • Eurasia Sleepover

    This new sleepover for 2019 will test your navigation skills while following the story of one of our Eurasian animals. Learn about some of the challenges these animals encounter in the wild while embarking on an after dark journey of your own that will include learning navigation skills.  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:

    • August 3 – November 30.

    Ages: 5+
    Participants: Min 20/Max 25
    Supervision: 1 adult/4 children
    Deposit: $250 non-refundable deposit required at time of booking
    Time: Starts at 7 p.m.
    Entrance Location: Security Gate of the Calgary Zoo
    Price: $65/person

Email [email protected] for more information.

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