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OVERNIGHT SAFARI - SCOUT, SCHOOL AND GROUP

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 6 and up!
Who?Any organized group ages 6 and up; scout groups, classrooms, youth groups, etc.  Programs require a minimum of 20 participants (or minimum payment of $840) and can take a maximum of 40 participants.   

What? A fun, one of a kind African experience!  Scout groups may work towards badge requirements, school groups may work towards curriculum requirements, and general programs are also available.  Click here for a list of available programs.     

Where? Binder Park Zoo’s Wild Africa; guest sleep in a screened in pavilion or you can pitch your own free standing tent (no stakes, please) on the bricks in the village. 

When? Program begins promptly at 6:00pm and runs until 10:00am the next day (11:00am on Sundays) with bedtime about 11:30-midnight and wake-up call at 7:00am. Overnight Safaris take place most Friday and Saturday evenings, April 25th to August 30th, 2014.  Select Thursdays are also offered and other dates may be available upon request.  Click here for a complete list of dates. 

How Much? $42 per person. (Calhoun, Branch, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph County Scout groups will receive 10% off.) Cost includes:

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

*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:  Click here for a printable registration form.  Registration forms may be mailed or faxed to the address or number below.  A $100 non-refundable deposit is required with registrations and will be subtracted from your final total.  Final payment is due one month prior to your overnight.  If registering within 30 days of your overnight, full payment is due with registration.   

Mail registration forms to:

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

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

Payment Policy: All payments are 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.  Your same deposit may be used to switch dates if available, but a $25 processing fee will be charged if it is less than 60 days prior to the date of your previously scheduled overnight.  A $25 late fee is charged for any late final payments.  All groups are required to pay for at least 75% of the original number of participants registered when making the final payment one month prior to overnight and may not go below the minimum number.

Any questions?   Please contact Amanda Bailiff at (269)979-1351 ext. 133 or email abailiff@binderparkzoo.org.   
Looking for 2015?  Please check back for dates and prices.

 
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural AffairsBattle Creek Community Foundation