Family Programs

Family Overnight Adventure

Spring Overnight: March 25-26

Cost: $40 per person for members, $50 for nonmembers

Looking for something new to do with the family? Come and experience an overnight at the Indianapolis Zoo! With our Family Overnight program, you will get to spend the night at the Zoo and participate in a variety of different activities specifically designed for families, including a craft, gam​es, animal stories, a special after-hours Zoo tour and catered breakfast.


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Upcoming Overnights

Save these dates and we'll begin accepting registrations soon!

2016 Summer Family Overnight — July 15

2016 Fall Family Overnight — Oct. 28

Requirements for Participation

  • Multiple families may sign up for an Indianapolis Zoo Family Overnight. We require a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 45 total participants. If fewer than 20 register, we will be forced to cancel the overnight. We will notify families at least 30 days prior to the evening if we have to cancel.

  • Participants must be at least 6 yea​rs old to participate in any Indianapolis Zoo overnight program.​

Additional Overnight Information and FAQs

  • ​Your program fees include Zoo and White River Gardens admission, parking fees, all activities, spending the night at the Zoo, and a catered breakfast buffet. 

  • Your family will be joined by others. The maximum number of participants for a Family Overnight is 45.

  • Groups sleep on the floor in the Dolphin Gallery. The Gallery is the large room that leads into the dolphin dome, but no one is allowed to sleep in the dome. There are bathroom facilities inside the building, but there are no showers available. The Zoo reserves the right to change your sleeping area as necessary.

  • Please note that the Zoo reserves the right to change any programming as necessary, including anything listed above. 

    For more information, please email​or call (317) 630-2000 between the hours of 9am-5pm Monday through Friday.​

Members’ Only Backyard Family Barbeque

June 16, 2016 (5-7:30pm)
Cost: $25 for adults, $20 for youth​

A backyard family event exclusively for Zoo Members! Enjoy a BBQ dinner, explore the New Family Nature Center, take part in games and hands-on activities, and with the help of the Indiana Wildlife Federation, learn how you can make your backyard a habitat for Indiana wildlife.

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