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 

Fall 2019 dates are on sale now, stay tuned for exciting announcements on the 2020 schedule coming October 1.​ 

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 – November 22, 2019

    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.

    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.

Book a Sleepover

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