Overnights

Fun at the Zoo doesn't have to end when the sun goes down. Overnights are an exciting 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 listed through September, 2015.  Please note: our Scout overnights are for children in grades 1-6, please no younger participants. We are sorry but we are unable to accommodate older aged groups.

 
  • Families Only - Winter & Spring Overnights
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      Saturday, March 14-Sunday, March 15
      Ages 6-12 with an adult (no younger participants, please)
      6pm-9am 

      Live from the Pittsburgh Zoo, it's Caturday Night! Join us for our
      brand-new overnight and learn all about the fancy felines that call
      the Zoo home. From cheetahs to tigers, you'll meet them all during 
      this purr-fect overnight adventure.


      Click here for this overnight's FAQs.

      This overnight is sold out. Please email learn@pittsburghzoo.org or call
      412-365-2528 to be placed on the waiting list.

       

      Sea Turtle Overnight - Sold Outsea turtle
      Saturday, March 21 - Sunday, March 22
      Ages 6-12 with an adult (no younger participants, please)
      6pm-9am

      One of our most popular overnights is back! Learn all about how our aquarists rescue and rehabilitate sea turtles and the role our zoo plays  in the Sea Turtle Second Chance Program. Enjoy an up-close visit with our sea turtles during this fun-filled overnight.


      Click here for this overnight's FAQs.

      This overnight is sold out. Please email learn@pittsburghzoo.org or call
      412-365-2528 to be placed on the waiting list.




      "When I grow up..." - Sold Out
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      Saturday, April 18-Sunday, April 19
      Ages 6-12 with an adult (no younger participants, please)
      6pm-9am
      Have you ever wondered what it would be like to grow up and work
      at the Zoo? This overnight is for you! Explore zoo careers and "Staff Only" areas as well as visit our interactive Working Wild classroom.  Don't wait to register - this overnight sells out quickly.
      Click here for this overnight's FAQs.


      This overnight is sold out. Please email learn@pittsburghzoo.org or call
      412-365-2528 to be placed on the waiting list.



  • 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.

      Please note:  meeting the minimum does not guarantee a private overnight for your group.
      We reserve the right to add groups to any overnight until our maximum is met.  

      Dates available through September, 2015:

      Friday, June 12
      Saturday, June 13
      Friday, June 19
      Saturday, June 20
      Saturday, June 27
      Friday, July 3
      Friday, July 10
      Saturday, July 11
      Friday, July 17
      Friday, July 24
      Saturday, July 25
      Saturday, August 1
      Friday, August 7
      Saturday, August 8
      Friday, August 14
      Saturday, August 15
      Friday, August 21
      Saturday, August 22
      Friday, August 28
      Saturday, August 29
      Friday, September 4
      Saturday, September 5
      Saturday, September 12
      Friday, September 18
      Saturday, September 19
      Friday, September 25
      Saturday, September 26

      Cost is $38 per person.

      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 $38 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 Science 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

      Please note:  meeting the minimum does not guarantee a private overnight for your group.
      We reserve the right to add groups to any overnight until our maximum is met. 

      Dates available through September, 2015:

      Friday, June 19
      Saturday, June 20
      Friday, July 3
      Friday, July 10
      Saturday, July 11 - 32 spaces available for a Boy Scout group
      Friday, July 17
      Friday, July 24
      Saturday, July 25
      Saturday, August 1
      Saturday, August 8
      Friday, August 14
      Friday, August 21
      Saturday, August 22
      Friday, August 28
      Saturday, August 29
      Friday, September 4
      Saturday, September 5
      Saturday, September 12
      Friday, September 18
      Saturday, September 19
      Friday, September 25
      Saturday, September 26

      Cost is $38 per person.

      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 $38 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
    • BlackTip_Reef_Shark_5New! 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

      Please note:  meeting the minimum does not guarantee a private overnight for your group.
      We reserve the right to add groups to any overnight until our maximum is met. 


      Dates available through September, 2015:

      Friday, July 10
      Saturday, July 11
      Friday, July 17
      Saturday, July 25
      Saturday, August 1
      Friday, August 14
      Friday, August 21
      Friday, August 28
      Friday, September 4
      Saturday, September 5
      Saturday, September 12
      Friday, September 18
      Saturday, September 19
      Friday, September 25 

      Cost is be $38 per person.

      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 $38 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.