Animals After Dark Group Overnight – Farm
The Wells Fargo Family Farm is exciting any time of day, from star-studded evenings under the apple trees to busy early mornings. Take a trip to a simpler life, in this program filled with animal experiences, hands-on farm activities, and a campfire under the stars. During your busy evening and morning at the farm, you and your group will get to hear from one of our farm keepers, take a ride on our tram, explore the grain elevator, visit the farm animals without the crowds, watch an early morning cow milking, and even help with the morning chores! Roasting marshmallows over the fire and group games round out this amazing experience. Learn all about cows, goats, horses, and more!
The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday night and ends at 9 a.m. the following morning. Maximum group size is 30 (children and chaperones). We need a minimum of 20 people for the overnight to take place. When you book your overnight your group may be combined with other groups of a different gender or age. Please let us know if you need special sleeping arrangements and we will do our best to accommodate your group. If you would like the overnight to be exclusive for your group only, you must register a minimum of 25 people.
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Ages: Our 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).
Fees: $49/person (the fee is the same for youth and adults alike). This includes the program, a snack in the evening* (a pizza snack and juice), breakfast, a Minnesota Zoo patch (for Scout groups), a special program t-shirt, and admission to the Zoo for the day of or immediately following your program!
*If you have any dietary restrictions (example: gluten free pizza, etc.), please email [email protected] to let us know a minimum of 1 week prior to your program so we can accommodate your needs.
Deposit: Registrants will be required to pay a $250.00 deposit by credit card at the time of registration to secure spots in an overnight date. You are welcome to pay the entire balance at the time of your online registration if you wish. The remaining balance along with your final headcount are due no later than 1 month prior to your overnight.
Where do we sleep?: We’ll camp out in tents! (Conditions permitting – indoor sleeping option also available.) Foam sleeping mats and tents are provided. You can choose to bring your own sleeping mats or tents as well, if you prefer. 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 [email protected]. More information can be found on our Accessibility page.
Are you a Boy Scout or Girl Scout group looking to meet certain badge requirements? We may be able to work with you to create an overnight program that meets some of your badge requirements. Also, 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 (minimum of 25 people). For more information, please contact [email protected].