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 December 2014.  Please note:  our Scout overnights are for children in grades 1-6; we are sorry but we are unable to accommodate older aged groups. 

 

  • Families Only - 2014 Fall Overnights
    • Adventures in the Amazon  - Sold Out

      KinkajouSaturday, November 15 - Sunday, November 16, 2014                        
      Ages 6-12 with an adult
      6:00pm-9:00am

      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.

       

      Frozen Friends - Sold Out

      Polar BearFriday, December 12 - Saturday, December 13, 2014
      Ages 6-12 with an adult
      6:00pm-9:00am

      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.


      Check back soon for our Winter/Spring 2015 Family Overnights!
  • 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 May, 2015:
       
      Friday, November 21 - 10 spaces available for a Brownie group
      Saturday, November 29
      Friday, December 12
      Saturday, December 13
      Friday, December 19
      Saturday, December 20
      Friday, January 2
      Saturday, January 3
      Friday, January 9
      Saturday, January 10
      Friday, January 16
      Saturday, January 17
      Friday, January 23
      Saturday, January 24
      Friday, January 30
      Saturday, January 31
      Friday, February 6
      Saturday, February 7
      Friday, February 13
      Saturday, February 14
      Friday, February 20
      Saturday, February 21
      Friday, February 27
      Saturday, February 28
      Friday, March 6
      Saturday, March 7
      Friday, March 13
      Saturday, March 14
      Friday, March 20
      Saturday, March 21
      Friday, March 27
      Saturday, March 28
      Friday, April 3
      Friday, April 10
      Saturday, April 11
      Friday, April 17
      Saturday, April 18
      Friday, April 24
      Saturday, April 25
      Friday, May 1
      Saturday, May 2
      Saturday, May 9
      Friday, May 15
      Saturday, May 16
      Friday, May 22
      Saturday, May 23
      Friday, May 29
      Saturday, May 30



      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 May, 2015:

      Saturday, November 29
      Friday, January 2
      Saturday, January 3
      Friday, January 9
      Saturday, January 10
      Friday, January 16
      Saturday, January 17
      Friday, January 23
      Saturday, January 24
      Friday, January 30
      Saturday, January 31
      Friday, February 6
      Saturday, February 7
      Friday, February 13
      Saturday, February 14
      Friday, February 20
      Saturday, February 21
      Friday, February 27
      Saturday, February 28
      Friday, March 6
      Saturday, March 7
      Saturday, March 14
      Friday, March 20
      Saturday, March 21
      Friday, April 10
      Saturday, April 11
      Friday, April 17
      Saturday, April 18
      Friday, April 24
      Saturday, April 25
      Friday, May 1
      Saturday, May 2
      Saturday, May 9
      Saturday, May 16
      Friday, May 22
      Saturday, May 23
      Friday, May 29
      Saturday, May 30


      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
    •  
      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 May, 2015:

      Friday, January 2
      Saturday, January 3
      Friday, January 9
      Saturday, January 10
      Friday, January 16
      Saturday, January 17
      Friday, January 23
      Saturday, January 24
      Friday, January 30
      Saturday, January 31
      Friday, February 6
      Saturday, February 7 
      Friday, February 20
      Saturday, February 21
      Friday, February 27
      Saturday, February 28
      Friday, March 6
      Saturday, March 7
      Friday, March 13
      Saturday, March 14
      Saturday, March 21
      Friday, March 27
      Saturday, March 28
      Friday, April 3
      Saturday, April 11
      Saturday, April 18
      Friday, May 1
      Saturday, May 9


      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.