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Experience the Zoo After Dark

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.


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Roars & Snores Overnights

Family Campouts

Evening Adventure Tours


Roars & 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

Are you ready to choose your own adventure?  Roars & Snores overnight programs include the activity theme of your choice, animal presentations, a night tour of the Zoo, and evening snack, a continental breakfast, a Roars & Snores patch and all day admission to the Zoo after your program.

NEW--Choose your own theme!

Roars & Snores:  Up All Night - Explore the special adaptations that nocturnal animals have developed and find out which animals are up all night!  Of course we will need to get some sleep for more fun in the morning.

Roars & Snores:  Jaws and Claws - Predator or prey?  Jaws and claws can help us determine which animals have been in the area.  Sharpen your observation skills and study the clues to solve the mystery.

Roars & Snores:  Scutes and Scales - The race is on!  Slither your way through a reptile scavenger hunt while learning all about snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilians.

Roars & Snores:  Camouflage and Colors - Why are some animals camouflaged while others display bright colors?  Discover the science behind coloration and patterns, then take the camouflage challenge.

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

    Add Pizza!

Enjoy hot, fresh cheese pizza, carrots and ranch, and lemonade while you wait for you group to arrive and your program to begin! Upon registration, choose the option to add a Pizza Dinner to your program.

Register Now - Roars & Snores!


Upgrade your Roars and Snores sleeping experience for an additional $15 per person!

hippo    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! Choose your theme and spend the night in our Africa Live! exhibit.  Limited dates available - call and Upgrade your Roars & Snores to Africa Live!



Overnight Adventures for Families and Small Groups

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.

Africa Live!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Ages 6 and up

6:30 pm. - 8:30 am.

Cost:  $60 per person

(No minimum participants required; multiple registrations are expected)

Camouflage and Colors

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Ages 6 and up

6:30 pm. - 8:30 am.

Cost:  $45 per person

(No minimum participants required; multiple registrations are expected.)

Up All Night!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Ages 6 and up

6:30 pm. - 8:30 am.

Cost:  $45 per person

(Mo minimum participants required; multiple registrations are expected.)


Evening Adventure Tour

A guided tour with Zoo experts is the perfect way to discover the personal stories and amazing facts about your favorite San Antonio Zoo animals.

$20/Member adult; $15/Member child
$24/Monmember adult; $19/Nonmember child

6:30 pm. - 8:00 pm.

Monkey Madness

Friday, September 18

5:30 pm. - 7:30 pm.

You'll go bananas for this tour highlighting some of the Zoo's favorite primates!

The Americas!

Friday, October 10

6:30 pm.-8:30 pm.

Thank you Columbus!  Discover the animals of the New World, as well as our favorites from  around the globe.

Flashlight Tour!

Wednesday, November 25

6:30 pm. - 8:30 pm.

Bring the whole family for flashlight fun before the feast!

Winter Safari...San Antonio Style!

Saturday, January 23

6:30 pm. - 8:30 pm.

Cocoa provided, mittens optional.

Spring Break Flashlight Tour!

Friday, March 18

6:30 pm. - 8:30 pm.

Take a break from the heat and crowds, and enjoy the nightlife at the Zoo.

African Adventures

Saturday, April 1


Go on Safari with us, sure to be a trek you won't forget!

Scutes and Scales

Friday, May 27

6:30 pm. - 8:30 pm.

We'll slither our way through the Zoo on a tour of the most impressive reptiles the San Antonio Zoo has to offer!



5:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Cost per person: $45/member adult; $22/member child
$55/nonmember adult; $27/nonmember child

Don't hesitate, this popular program fills quickly! Bring the family for a great campout experience inside the Zoo.  Complete with an open fire, sleeping outside in a tent, outdoor activities, campfire stories, animal encounters, and an evening Zoo tour. This fall join us for some Texas fun outdoor living!

Ages 3-8 years:

November 7

November 14