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**All overnights are full. Please check back in February for 2016 Dates.**

Seeking fun and excitement?  Participate in an African Safari and learn about African animals and culture. Overnight Safari is an after-hours overnight adventure for anyone ages six and up!

Who? Families with children ages 6 and up; all participants MUST be at least 6 years old by the date of the overnight and children must beaccompanied by an adult.  

What? A fun, one-of-a-kind African overnight experience! Join us on Saturday, June 20th or Saturday, August 15th for a Twilight Safari adventure or test your survival skills on Saturday, July 18th for our Survive Your Safari adventure.

Where? Binder Park Zoo’s Wild Africa; guests sleep in a screened in pavilion with other families or bring a free standing (without stakes) tent to pitch on the bricks in the African village.  

When? Programs are available June 20th, July 18th, and August 15th. Overnight Safaris begin promptly at 6:00pm and run until 11:00am the next day with bedtime close to midnight and wake-up call at 7:00am.

How Much? $45 per person*, Binder Park Zoo members receive 10% off. Cost includes:

  • Overnight program
  • Admission to the zoo the following day
  • Live animal presentation
  • Late night snack and continental breakfast
  • Souvenir cup
  • Souvenir patch (children only, adult patches available upon request)
  • Giraffe feeding coupon

*Dinner is available for an additional charge of $5 per person. If you decide to order dinner, order forms will be included in your first packet after registration.

*T-shirts are available for a separate fee of $12 each.  A t-shirt order form is included in your first packet after registration or shirts may be purchased at the overnight if correct sizes are available.*  

To register:  Registrations may take place online or Family Overnight Registration (no dinner) and Family Overnight Registration (with Dinner) may be mailed or fax to the address or number below.  Full payment is due with registration.  All money is non-refundable.  Refunds will only be given in the circumstance that Binder Park Zoo is unable to place your group in an available overnight or if Binder Park Zoo must cancel the overnight due to low enrollment or other extenuating circumstances.  You may switch dates if available, but a $25 processing fee will be charged if it is less than 30 days prior to the date of your previously scheduled overnight. 

Mail registration forms to:

Binder Park Zoo
Attn: Hannah Walsh
7400 Division Drive   
Battle Creek, MI 49014

Registration forms may also be faxed to:  (269) 979-8834

Any questions? Please contact Hannah Walsh at (269)979-1351 ext. 174 or email   

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural AffairsBattle Creek Community Foundation