Overnight Experiences

Spend a Night at the Zoo!

The Potter Park Zoo Society offers a choice of two overnight zoo experiences for adults and kids to spend a memorable night at the zoo. Camp out beneath the stars surrounded by animal exhibits or enjoy the indoor comforts of our Discovery Center.

Sundown Safari

Fee: $35 per person

(minimum of 18 people)

Start Time: 6:30 pm

Outdoor Sundown Safaris can be scheduled mid-April through mid-October

 

 

Sundown Safaris are great activities for scouts, 4-H, schools, and youth groups.  Scout badge activities can be added for an additional fee.

Sundown Safaris include:

  • A guided tour of the zoo by our fun and knowledgeable docents
  • An evening snack by the campfire
  • Continental breakfast in the morning
  • A special education program after breakfast
  • On-site counselors
  • Zoo admission and parking included

Indoor Sundown Safari

Fee: $35 per person (minimum of 18)
Start Time: 6:30 pm
Indoor Sundown Safaris can be scheduled year round

Just as fun as outdoor Sundown Safaris, except that you will spend the night inside the Discovery Center! Scout badge activities can be added for an additional materials fee.

Indoor Sundown Safaris include:

  • An indoor education program featuring some of our live animal ambassadors
  • For your evening snack, you will enjoy our special “Rainforest Sundae Bar”
  • Continental Breakfast
  • A special education program after breakfast
  • Convenient restroom facilities
  • On-site counselors
  • Zoo admission and parking included

What Do I Need to Bring?

Each camper will need to bring their own sleeping gear, including tent if sleeping outdoors, sleeping bag, pillows, toiletries, bug spray, flashlight, rain gear, etc. (no trailer campers or motor homes are allowed) Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and it is not recommended that children under four years of age attend the overnight.  In case of severe weather, campers will be moved indoors.

To make a reservation, email or call us at (517) 342-2713.