Zoo News and Updates


Group Programs

Custom Programs

Looking for a fun, educational experience for your group? The Education Department can design a special program for your group. Night tours, overnights, scout programs, team building events and behind the scenes opportunities can be arranged; as scheduling permits.

Call (210)734-7184 ext.1501 for details.

Roars and Snores

Ages 6 and up
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $45 per person, 20 person minimum
Click on "Register Now" for available dates

Grab your sleeping bag and invite your group, your troop, your neighbors and your friends for the wildest slumber party in town! Tour the Zoo by flashlight, participate in a challenging activity and even meet some animals up close.  An evening snack, continental breakfast, morning adventure and admission to the Zoo the next day are included. 

Click here for more information about our Roars & Snores Program!

Africa Live! Sleepover

Ages 6 and up
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $60 per person, 20 person minimum 

Imagine sleeping along the riverbank under the watchful eyes of hippos and crocodiles...that's just part of the exciting adventure you'll experience when you spend the night in Africa Live! 
Join us for an after hours tour of the Zoo, animal presentations and an activity before you drift off to sleep; then spend the rest of the next day exploring the Zoo on your own.  Evening snack and continental breakfast are included.

Read more about the Africa Live! Sleepover here.

Zootennial Overnight 

Ages 6 and up
Cost: $45 per person
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.

May 16
Jul. 12

Designed for families, friends and small groups, this overnight adventure is one you won't want to miss! Visit animals from around the world as you tour the Zoo after dark, meet animals up
close and participate in an animal related activity.  Enjoy an evening snack before snuggling into your sleeping bag for the night.  Start the next morning with a continental breakfast and animal presentation, and then spend the rest of the day exploring the Zoo on your own.


Evening AdventureTour

$20/member adult, $15/member child; $24/nonmember adult, $19/nonmember child

Mar. 13:  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Apr. 25:  6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
May 30:  6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Are you ready for an adventure? Join us after the Zoo closes for a special flashlight tour with Zoo experts.  You'll even get to meet an animal ambassador!


Calling All Scouts!

Boy Scouts
Cost: $16/members; $21/nonmembers; $13/parent
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Calling all Scouts! Discover more about animals and the Zoo in a fun-filled program that compliments badge or pin requirements. Prescheduled workshops make it convenient to earn a Scout the Zoo patch, while making new friends from other Scout groups!

Feb. 8        Boy Scouts     Wildlife Conservation 
Mar. 1        Bears             Insects 
Apr. 5        Webelos         Naturalist 
May 10      Wolves           Sharing Your World with Wildlife

Girl Scouts
Cost: $16/members; $21/nonmembers; $13/parent
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Feb. 8        Junior             Wildlife  
Feb. 22      Brownie          Insect Friends
Apr. 5        Daisy               Plants and Animals
May 10      Junior             Butterflies 

More Scouting Opportunities!

Reserve a custom Scout program for your troop- you pick the topic and the date! Custom Scout programs
require a minimum of 15 participants.

Boy Scout Topic                    
Girl Scout Topics
All About Birds                                      Animal Habitats
Mammal Study                                      Love Water
Naturalist                                               Butterflies
Sharing Your World w/Wildlife           Hooray for Hippos!
Wildlife Conservation                          Wildlife
Insects                                                   Insects
                                                                Plants and Animals
How about an Overnight Adventure? Schedule an overnight program for your troop of at least 20 participants
or bring your smaller group to a Zootennial Overnight, and earn your Roars & Snores patch!

Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks advance notice to book a private program.
Register online or call (210) 734-7184 ext. 1501 for details.