Experience the Zoo after hours with the entire family!
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, games, animal stories, a special after-hours Zoo tour and catered breakfast. In our Fall program, families get to enjoy some Zoo Boo 'trick-or-treat' time and learn what 'treats' our animals like as well as what 'tricks' animals use to survive.
6pm-9am Oct. 17-18 • Registration opens Aug. 11
Cost (includes parking): $40 per person for Zoo members, $50 per person for non-members
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 years old to participate in any Indianapolis Zoo overnight program.
Registration opens on Aug. 11!
For more information, please email
or call (317) 630-2000 between the hours of 9am-3pm Monday through Friday.
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.