Overnights

Fun at the Zoo doesn't have to end when the sun goes down. Overnights are an exciting new way to experience the animal kingdom. Whether you're part of a Scout group, or a family looking for a wild night, there are plenty of overnight opportunities from which you can choose. If you have questions about any of the available overnights, please contact the Education Reservations department at 412-365-2528 or learn@pittsburghzoo.org. All currently available overnights are scheduled through August 2014.

 

  • Families Only - 2014 Fall Overnights
    • When I grow up....
      Baby RhinoFriday, October 3 - Saturday, October 4, 2014
      Ages 6-12 with an adult

      Have you ever said, "When I grow up, I want to care for animals"? Join us for a fun filled evening as we explore the Zoo's Working Wild exhibit and learn what it takes to be a zookeeper, veterinarian, researcher, or even a zoo director.  Who knows, maybe when you grow up you'll be in charge of the Zoo! 

      Click here for this overnight's FAQs.

      Registration for Members is $60, which includes one adult and one child (each additional person is $30). Non-member registration is $80 and includes one adult and one child (each additional person is $40). Please note, if you are a member you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount.

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      Adventures in the Amazon 
      KinkajouSaturday, November 15 - Sunday, November 16, 2014                          
      Ages 6-12 with an adult

      Back by popular demand; explore the beauty of the world's largest rainforest as we
      take an imaginary trip through the Amazon.  Up close encounters with animals and
      a special tour will make this night one you will always remember! 
      Click here for this overnight's FAQs.

      Registration for Members is $60, which includes one adult and one child (each additional person is $30). Non-member registration is $80 and includes one adult and one child (each additional person is $40). Please note, if you are a member you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount.

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      Frozen Friends
      Polar BearFriday, December 12 - Saturday, December 13, 2014
      Ages 6-12 with an adult

      Join us on an adventure to learn just how our frozen friends survive the chill of winter. We'll visit polar bears and sea otters, and learn about special adaptations that make life possible in frigid environments.  Let these awesome animals melt your heart! 

      Click here for this overnight's FAQs.

      Registration for Members is $60, which includes one adult and one child (each additional person is $30). Non-member registration is $80 and includes one adult and one child (each additional person is $40). Please note, if you are a member you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount.

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  • Scouts - Krazy Kritters Overnight
    • krazykrittersA turtle’s shell, a sea lion’s whiskers, and your thumb have something in common: they are all types of adaptations. Join us for an exciting evening to discover more unique types of adaptations and how animals use them to survive. For more details about this overnight, please download our Krazy Kritters FAQ and chaperone guide PDF.

      The following items are included in the Krazy Kritters overnight:

      •Behind-the-scenes visit in the kangaroos, sea lions, or domestic animals area (weather permitting)
      •Live animal visit with your group
      •Night-time scavenger hunt in Kids Kingdom
      •Late night pizza snack
      •Craft - pillowcase souvenir
      •Sleep in the Worlds of Discovery Building
      •Continental breakfast
      •Next day's admission to the Zoo (only good for that day regardless of weather) 
      •Minimum of 24, maximum of 40 spaces available unless otherwise noted


      Dates available through December 2014:
       
      Friday, September 5
      Saturday, September 6
      Friday, September 19
      Saturday, September 20
      Friday, September 26
      Saturday, September 27
      Saturday, October 4
      Friday, October 10
      Friday, October 17
      Saturday, October 18
      Friday, October 24
      Saturday, October 25
      Saturday, November 1
      Friday, November 7
      Saturday, November 15
      Friday, November 21 - 15 spaces available for a Brownie group
      Saturday, November 22
      Friday, November 28
      Saturday, November 29
      Friday, December 5
      Saturday, December 6
      Friday, December 12
      Saturday, December 13
      Friday, December 19
      Saturday, December 20

      This overnight experience is designed for Scout groups in grades 1-6 and will be a wonderful combination of fun, adventure and learning. Your overnight will take place from 6 p.m until 9 a.m. the following morning. You must have a minimum of 24 people (children and/or adults) to book a date for your group. If you have less than 24 people, your group will be combined with another similar group, when possible. 

      Overnights are $36 per person, children or adults. There is no member discount for Scout overnights. To book this overnight, you will need to submit an overnight reservation form either by mail or fax (412-365-2523). Do not send any money until you have received your confirmation/deposit request email.  Please contact the Education Reservations department at 412-365-2528 or learn@pittsburghzoo.org with any questions.  Sorry, we currently do not offer online registration for Scout overnights.

  • Scouts - ZSI: Zoo Scene Investigation Overnight
    • zsiParticipants will examine the scene of the crime as they work together to solve a Zoo mystery. We will break out the magnifying glasses, follow footprints, and interview a couple of key suspects in this zany and fun search for the truth. For more details about this overnight, please download our ZSI: Zoo Scene Investigation FAQ and chaperone guide PDF.

      The following items are included in the ZSI overnight:

      •Behind-the-scenes visit (usually large cats, subject to change)
      •Live animal visit
      •Night-time scavenger hunt in African Savanna and Asian Forest
      •Late night pizza snack
      •Craft - pillowcase souvenir
      •Sleep in the Education Complex
      •Continental breakfast
      •Next day's admission to the Zoo (only good for that day regardless of weather)
      •Minimum of 24, maximum of 60 spaces available unless otherwise noted


      Dates available through December 2014:

      Friday, September 5
      Saturday, September 6
      Friday, September 26
      Saturday, November 1
      Friday, November 7
      Friday, November 28
      Saturday, November 29


      This overnight experience is designed for Scout groups in grades 1-6 and will be a wonderful combination of fun, adventure and learning. Your overnight will take place from 6 p.m until 9 a.m. the following morning. You must have a minimum of 24 people (children and/or adults) to book a date for your group. If you have less than 24 people, your group will be combined with another similar group, when possible.

      Overnights are $36 per person, children or adults. There is no member discount for Scout overnights. To book this overnight, you will need to submit an overnight reservation form either by mail or fax (412-365-2523). Do not send any money until you have received your confirmation/deposit request email.  Please contact the Education Reservations department at 412-365-2528 or learn@pittsburghzoo.org with any questions.  Sorry, we currently do not offer online registration for Scout overnights.
  • Scouts - Aquatic Adventurers
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      New! Junior Adventurers:  join us as we dive deep into the PPG Aquarium and explore what lurks in the deep, dark waters.  Participants will examine how sea creatures thrive in their underwater homes, all from the safety of dry land. For more details about this overnight, please download our Aquatic Adventurers FAQ and Chaperone Guide PDF.

      The following items are included in the Aquatic Adventurers overnight:
      •Behind-the-scenes visit in the PPG Aquarium
      •Live animal visit
      •Night-time scavenger hunt
      •Late night pizza snack
      •Craft - backpack or pillowcase souvenir
      •Sleep in the Education Complex
      •Continental breakfast
      •Next day's admission to the Zoo (only good for that day regardless of weather)
      •Minimum of 24, maximum of 40 spaces available unless otherwise noted

      Dates available through December 2014:

      Friday, October 10
      Friday, October 17
      Friday, October 24
      Friday, November 28

      This overnight experience is designed for Scout groups in grades 1-6 and will be a wonderful combination of fun, adventure and learning. Your overnight will take place from 6 p.m until 9 a.m. the following morning. You must have a minimum of 24 people (children and/or adults) to book a date for your group. If you have less than 24 people, your group will be combined with another similar group, when possible.

      Overnights are $36 per person, children or adults. There is no member discount for Scout overnights. To book this overnight, you will need to submit an overnight reservation form either by mail or fax (412-365-2523). Do not send any money until you have received your confirmation/deposit request email.  Please contact the Education Reservations department at 412-365-2528 or learn@pittsburghzoo.org with any questions.  Sorry, we currently do not offer online registration for Scout overnights.