Sleepovers

Imagine visiting 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. 

Overnight visitors can participate in unique experiences that build a connection with the natural world, creates compassion and understanding for wild animals, and the challenges and solutions for taking action.

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.

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
    Sleeping Location: Karsten Discovery Centre
    Additional Info: Commemorative crests are available for purchase

    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.

    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
    Sleeping Location: Karsten Discovery Centre

    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 – December 14, 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
    Sleeping Location: Savannah Classroom
    Additional Info: Commemorative crests are available for purchase.

    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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