Group Overnights: Animals After Dark

When the rest of the guests have gone home, your group will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Minnesota Zoo, as you find out just what happens deep in the ocean, far into the northern forests, or out on the family farm after dark.

Group overnights are for youth ages 8-18 plus chaperones. We recommend a ratio of one chaperone per six youth with a minimum of 2 adults per group. All group overnights are $47/person ($49/person staring January 1, 2018) and include:

  • an evening snack* (a slice of pizza and juice)
  • breakfast
  • an Animals After Dark t-shirt
  • a Minnesota Zoo patch (for scout groups only)

Please click on the specific overnights below for more details about each one.

*If you have any dietary restrictions (example: gluten free pizza, etc.), please email to let us know a minimum of 1 week prior to your program so we can accommodate your needs.

To request a specific disability accommodation, please contact the Minnesota Zoo at least two weeks prior to your program at 952-431-9364 (voice), 1-800-627-3529 (TTY), or More information can be found on our Accessibility page.

Scout Troops: We may be able to work with you to create an overnight program that meets some of your badge requirements. If you are interested in an overnight but don’t see a date that will work for your group, we may be able to work with you to find another date, if you have a large enough group (minimum of 25 people). For more information, please contact

For Adults: Check our our new Adult Only Overnight! Do you have a group of 20 or more adults interested in their very own Zoo overnight program? Contact to book a private overnight program.

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