Want to spend the night at the zoo? Join us for an outdoor nocturnal adventure; see what the zoo is like while most of our animals are off exhibit in their inside sleeping areas. We will provide an evening full of learning about wildlife and conservation through exciting games and activities, a night hike in the dark, and a live animal presentation. Programs are available for scouts, schools, organized groups, and families with children ages 6 and up.
We provide 2 options for unique group overnight experiences and 1 family-only option:
Experience learning about Endangered and Vulnerable animals right here in Michigan and around the world while sleeping in a climate controlled classroom. Programs are available year round!
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Come enjoy an African Safari without leaving Michigan, while sleeping in a screened in pavilion that overlooks our African Savanna exhibit. Programs are available late April through August.
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Family Overnight Safari
Designed for families with children 6 years and older. Spend a night sleeping in a screened in pavilion with other families or pitch a free standing tent (without stakes) in our African village for a unique experience that you and your family will never forget.
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