Zoo Snooze

Zoo Snooze Overnights

Spend a wild night at the Topeka Zoo with our Zoo Snooze Overnights. Enjoy games, movies, a night tour, and more!

Campers spend the night in the open-air Security Benefit Pavilion or North Lawn (weather permitting), inside the Gary K. Clarke Education Center, or inside Camp Cowabunga. Zoo Snooze begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 8:30 a.m. the next morning. An evening snack and light breakfast is provided. Campers must provide their own flashlights and sleeping bags.

Zoo Snoozes are designed for children preschool-aged and older. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Basic Package:

  • The basic package includes the option of sleeping in the Gary K. Clarke Education Center, under the stars at the North Lawn, or in the open-air Security Benefit Pavilion.
  • $40/person for groups of 15 or more.
  • $600 for groups less than 15.
  • For groups over 40, an extra $3 will be added to the per guest price: $43/person.

Premium Package:

  • The premium package includes sleeping inside the newly-opened Camp Cowabunga.
  • $60/person for groups of 10 or more.
  • $600 for groups less than 10.
  • For groups over 40, an extra $3 will be added to the per guest price: $63/person.

Add On Packages

Jambo Dinner Package:

  • Includes hot dogs, chips, soda/water, and cookies.
  • $10 per person (must purchase for entire group; cannot do individually).

Soda Cooler Package:

  • Water is included with the package along with apple juice in the morning.
  • $12 per 20 people (includes Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist and Mountain Dew).

Camp Fire Package:

  • Includes a camp fire and roasting s'mores in Dung Beetle Square.
  • $100 for package.

Educational Program Package:

  • Includes educational opportunity to earn scout badges.
  • Contact Rachael Rost at 785-368-9137 for pricing.

For more information or to schedule your Zoo Snooze Overnight, contact Friends of the Topeka Zoo at 785-783-4264 or email shellyd@fotz.org.