Discover what happens at the Zoo after the sun goes down at Elmwood Park Zoo's "Zoo Snooze" overnight campouts! Spend a night under the stars with your favorite animal friends and enjoy outdoor family time in a safe and unique environment! 

Zoo Snooze provides a great camping experience for both first-time and seasoned campers. Campouts take place on one Friday per month (June through October). Each Zoo Snooze is uniquely themed and allows guests to experience Elmwood Park Zoo in a whole new way! Zoo Snooze campouts are recommended for children ages 4 and up.

Outside food & beverage is permitted, but coolers will be checked upon entering the zoo. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited, and any guests caught with it will be asked to leave the event without refund.

Dates and themes for 2018 are as follows:

Saturday, May 19 - Rule the Roost

Flock to EPZ to learn about our birds. We hope you have a hoot!

Friday, June 15 - Headin’ Down South

We're taking a trip south of the border to learn about the zoo's native species from Central and South America!

Friday, July 20 - Gone Swimmin’

Splish, splash, what animals love to take a bath? Learn all about the dippers and swimmers in the zoo's collection.

Friday, August 17 - Memorable Mammals

Meet some of the stand out warm blooded beasts that inhabit the zoo and learn about the qualities that make them unforgettable!

Friday, September 14 - Hiding In Plain Sight

What tactics do some animals use to stay hidden from predators? Learn more about nature's best "hide-and-seek" players!

Friday, October 19 - Living by the Moonlight

We shine a light on the creatures that only come out at night!

Saturday, October 27 - Bubby’s Halloween Campout

Join bubby and his friends for a spooktacular sleepover. Enjoy some tricks and treats to celebrate Halloween.

Tickets are $49.95 per non-Member and $34.95 per Member; kids ages 0 to 2 are free.
Price includes admission, pizza dinner, activities, a movie and popcorn under the stars, s’mores by the campfire and breakfast in the morning.

Add a Souvenir Campout Kit (safari hat, flashlight keychain and binoculars) for only $19.95 more!

All campers are required to provide their own camping equipment.
What to Bring:
    • Tent
    • Sleeping bag, pillow, blanket
    • Flashlight
    • Bug spray
    • Weather appropriate outerwear- ponchos/ jackets
    • Toiletries
Please click the title of the camp out to register. If you'd like to register by phone or have questions, contact Guest Services at 800-652-4143 x 222. To email concerns or inquiries, contact

Guests can book a private zoo snooze for any groups larger than 25.

Please note: Online registration closes on the Wednesday before each campout. After this date, registration must be completed by phone.

Please note: Other events may be held throughout the zoo during your zoo snooze.

Elmwood Park Zoo has the right to cancel a program or event due to insufficient registration. Themes are subject to change
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