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Zoo Snooze

Zoo Snooze

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to stay at the zoo after all the animals are tucked in for the night? Join us for a Zoo Snooze and find out! Our zoo education staff will ensure a fun and educational experience that can only be had at the Birmingham Zoo and will build memories that last a lifetime!

Zoo Snooze

Spend the night at the Zoo! Zoo Snoozes are great for groups, families, and friends to spend special time at the Zoo. Beginning at 7pm with arrival and campsite set-up, Zoo Snoozes include a tour, education activity, and games before bed. Rise with the call of the wild to enjoy breakfast and a special morning experience before the Zoo opens.

This overnight program allows all types of groups to experience the excitement of the Birmingham Zoo after dark.  Zoo Snooze programs are perfect for scouts, church groups, birthday parties, and anyone who enjoys camping (with bathrooms nearby.)

Join the fun! Any size group can register for scheduled Snoozes, space permitting.

Groups of 20 or more, can book a private campout. Email for availability.

Click here to register. Members must navigate to “Sign in” on the upper right on the booking page to receive discounted rates.

Zoo Snoozes 2024 Dates

October 25-26

Member Night Zoo Snooze

June 28-29

Still want an evening tour of the Zoo but don’t’ want to spend the night? Check out our Twilight Tours!

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Registration is per person. Zoo Snoozes are not private experiences. If you would like to book a private Zoo Snooze, email for pricing and availability.

Online registration ends a week  in advance of each Zoo Snooze program.  Members must select “member rate” and be logged to receive discounted rates. Registration includes space outdoors for sleeping,* tour and education activities, breakfast, and admission to the Zoo on the second day of the Snooze. Participants will have access to public restrooms throughout the program.

*Tents, sleeping bags, etc. are not provided.  A limited number of tents are available to rent for a fee and must be booked at the time of registration.

Zoo Snooze Member Rate – $65 per person*

Zoo Snooze Non-Member Rate -$85 per person*



  • AGE: Guests 5 years old and older are welcome at Zoo Snooze programs. Children younger than five years old are not permitted unless prior written approval has been given by the Birmingham Zoo Education Department.
  • ACCESSIBILITY: Some of our programs enter areas of the Zoo that may not be wheelchair accessible. Modifications for accessibility can be accommodated. Please contact us with accommodation requests at least 48 hours prior to your program to help us build the best possible experience.
  • CANCELLATION: Program registration fees are non-refundable. Requests to reschedule experiences must be received at least two weeks in advance and are subject to availability. Programs missed without prior notification will not be rescheduled. Any program involving animals is subject to change or cancellation by the Zoo based on animal or human safety considerations, including severe weather. Every effort will be made to offer alternate areas or reschedule programs.
  • WAIVER: All participants must complete a liability waiver prior to the encounter. Parent/guardian signatures will be required for all participants 18 and under.
  • CONDUCT: Participants may working areas of the Zoo and be in close proximity to Zoo animals. Participants must follow instructions from Zoo staff at all times. Participants who are disruptive and/or do not follow staff instructions may be removed from the program without a refund.

Questions and Reservations

If you have questions about our Zoo Snooze program, our Education Department is here to help!

Please contact us at (205) 909-4558 or by email at