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Snooze at the Zoo

Join us for an overnight adventure at Zoo Boise! Zoo Boise offers a variety of Snooze at the Zoo overnight programs for your Family, Scout Troop, or School Group.

Families will experience a camp out unlike any other. Sleep under the stars right in the middle of the city! Enjoy programs led by education department staff or explore the zoo on your own after regular zoo hours.

Scout Troops will bond while earning a badge*. In addition to a Scout Master-led program, troops will enjoy learning more about the zoo’s exotic animals from our education department staff.

School Groups will learn about zoo animals while fulfilling Idaho/Oregon State Education Requirements*.  Through education department-led programs, groups will get to explore the zoo in the dark and interact with some of the zoo’s exotic animals.

Cost is $50 per participant. $45 for Friends of Zoo Boise annual pass holders. Public overnights are scheduled once per month May –August. These are intended for families/friends.

Upcoming Public Snooze at the Zoo is August 9-10 – SOLD OUT

Registration can also be done at the Fort Boise Community Center:
700 Robins Rd. Boise

Scout and school groups may schedule any night of the week May – August, providing the date is available. To schedule a group Snooze at the Zoo, please send an email.

*Education programs tailored for specific Scout Badges or Education Requirements available upon request.

A Snooze at the Zoo Overnight Experience Includes:

  • Admission for your group
  • One teacher or Scout Master free with a minimum of 20 students (a minimum of 1 adult chaperone is required for every 5 children)
  • Fun for the whole family (overnights are intended for children ages 7 and up)
  • Sleep in Zoo Boise’s own Safari Camp
  • Animal programs led by Education Department Staff
  • Hands-on animal encounters
  • After hours tour of the zoo*
  • Light evening snack and breakfast (Please eat dinner before arriving at the zoo)
  • Free next day admission to the zoo for your group

*While overnight experiences include touchable animals and animal viewing,there are no behind the scenes tours.

This program takes place from 7pm to 9am the following day and is on zoo grounds, so please dress for the weather.

When you register for a class or program with the Zoo Boise/City of Boise, this Personal Release Statement is implied: I understand that the registered activities and services may have an element of hazard or inherent danger and I take full responsibility for my actions and physical condition. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the City of Boise and its employees from any liability loss, cost or expense (including attorney’s fees, medical and ambulance costs) that I may incur while participating in the Recreation activities. I give my consent to use any photographs or videotape taken of me in future promotional or marketing materials.