Overnights


Overnight adventures allow you to explore the Zoo on a guided evening tour, morning tour before the Zoo opens and all-day Zoo admission the day after your Overnight. Enjoy the comfort of our climate-controlled Education Center as you participate in fun evening activities and a live animal presentation in the morning. A pizza dinner, evening snack and continental breakfast are also included. Please note that in the event of inclement weather, some activities may be substituted.

In your Overnight, you’ll explore the unique adaptations animals need to survive as you travel the trails through Africa, Asia and Australia. Please note: This Overnight requires a minimum of 15 participants — great for families, youth groups, scouts and school groups!

For information on events for Scouts, please click here.

TEKS-aligned weekday and weekend Overnight programs are a great opportunity for students to experience the Fort Worth Zoo and are offered depending on Education Center availability. For information on an education Overnights for school groups, please contact the Overnight coordinator at 817-759-7200.

Ages 6 years to adult (Minimum group size is 15 participants. Two adult chaperones, 18 years and older, are required for every 15 children 6 years old through 12th grade)
Dates Fridays and Saturdays, year-round
Times 6:30 p.m. to 10 a.m.
Cost Safari Overnight: $55/participant*
*including chaperones Overnight deposit is nonrefundable. Date change is not permitted within 30 days of scheduled Overnight. (All programs and prices are subject to change.)

To request an Overnight for your group, please contact the Zoo’s Education Department via the contact information at the bottom of this page.


Spooky Sleepover

Explore the Zoo after dark on a guided scavenger hunt and enjoy a pizza dinner in the Zoo’s Education Center. In keeping with the spirit of the season, guests will create festive Halloween crafts and enjoy other spook-tacular activities. In the morning, our Wild Wonders team will be in bright and early to tell you about the things that go “bump” in the night. This overnight is designed for children age 6 to 12 and their parents/guardians (one adult is required for every six youth).

Date: Friday, Oct. 31 to Saturday, Nov. 1
Time: 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
Cost: $60 per person

Space is limited!

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Zoo Year’s Eve

Keep your New Year’s Eve plans and leave the kids to us! Send your children ages 6 to 11 to spend the night at the Zoo for a kid-friendly Zoo Year’s Eve celebration. Kids will enjoy dinner, snacks, meeting some animals up close, touring the Zoo on a moonlight safari, fun games and crafts. Breakfast will be provided in the morning.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 31, to Thursday, Jan. 1
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Cost: $75 child

Space is limited! Registration opens in November.

Refund Policy: Due to the high volume of requests for Overnights at the Fort Worth Zoo, we are unable to refund your package after you have registered. Registration fees are non-refundable, no exceptions.


For more information contact the Education Department:

Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76110
phone: 817-759-7200
fax: 817-759-7201
email: education@fortworthzoo.org

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