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Creature Camp Out

Program Information

Dates: Coming soon


Program Times: 6:30 p.m. to 10 a.m. the next morning


Program Cost: $85/person


This event is designed for children ages five and up. Each tent must have at least one adult chaperone.

For more information please email [email protected]. Please include the name of the program you are inquiring about.

Have you ever wondered what happens at the Zoo when the last guest leaves?

Your adventure begins with a special guided tour of the Zoo’s hundreds of animals leading you to base camp where your tent will be waiting for you. Enjoy a fun-filled night of interactive family adventures complete with a sweet treat and beastly bedtime stories at the end of the evening.

In the morning wake up to the roar of the lion and the hoot of the chimps, enjoy a continental breakfast, a guided walk, and a special animal encounter. Take all of these memories home with a souvenir Creature Camp Out t-shirt.

Creature Camp Out Cancellation Policy

NO refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the program date. For cancellations made 21 days or more in advance of the program date a 75% refund will be given. For cancellations made 14 or more days prior to the program date, a 50% refund will be given. The Los Angeles Zoo reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event that The Los Angeles Zoo cancels a program, all program fees will be refunded. Cancellation requests must be made in writing and sent to [email protected] Please include your name, the program name and date you are asking to cancel, your confirmation number, and your phone number.

Wild Wonder Family Slumber

Program Information

Dates: See below


Ages: 4 and up


Program Times: Saturday 6 p.m. to Sunday 10 a.m.


Program Cost: $85/person


For more information please email [email protected]. Please include the name of the program you are inquiring about.

Gather your family, your sleeping bags, and get ready for an overnight adventure at the Los Angeles Zoo. This exciting indoor overnight includes a nighttime guided tour of the Zoo, pizza/salad dinner, and an evening snack. Go to bed with a beastly bedtime story and sleep under cliffs and trees in our California Condor Rescue Zone. In the morning wake up with a walk in the Zoo and then enjoy a full continental breakfast. Finally, join us for a meet and greet with some of the Zoo’s ambassador animals. This program is available to all families. If you love nature, the Zoo, and fun, this is the perfect program for you and your family!

Camp Out & Registration Dates

Camp Out DateRegistration Open
January 6 - 7, 2018November 4, 2017
April 28 - 29, 2018February 24, 2018
June 2 - 3, 2018March 3, 2018

Wild Wonder Family Slumber Cancellation Policy

NO refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the program date. For cancellations made 21 days or more in advance of the program date a 75% refund will be given. For cancellations made 14 or more days prior to the program date, a 50% refund will be given. The Los Angeles Zoo reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event that The Los Angeles Zoo cancels a program, all program fees will be refunded. Cancellation requests must be made in writing and sent to [email protected] Please include your name, the program name and date you are asking to cancel, your confirmation number, and your phone number.

Zoopendous Nights

Reservations are closed for the 2017-2018 program.

Program Information

Dates: See below


Program Times: 6 p.m. to 9:15 a.m. the next morning


Program Cost: $60/person


For more information please email [email protected]. Please include the name of the program you are inquiring about.

Bring your group, troop, or pack to the Zoo for an indoor all-night interactive experience. Tour the Zoo after dark, enjoy a pizza/salad feast, participate in hands-on animal activities, and fall asleep to beastly bedtime stories. In the morning enjoy a continental breakfast and then meet some of the Zoo’s amazing animal ambassadors. Scout groups have the opportunity to earn a badge during this overnight experience. This event is designed for children ages 6 through 12.

Program Dates

Program dates for the 2017-2018 academic year are sold out, please check back in July for 2018-2019 dates.

October 21-22, 2017 (Saturday-Sunday)
December 8-9, 2017 (Friday-Saturday)
January 13-14, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)
February 2-3, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
February 23-24, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
March 9-10, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
March 17-18, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)
May 11-12, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)

October 13-14, 2017 (Friday-Saturday)
November 4-5, 2017 (Saturday-Sunday)
December 1-2, 2017 (Friday-Saturday)
December 9-10, 2017 (Saturday-Sunday)
January 19-20, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
February 9-10, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
March 2-3, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
March 16-17, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
April 14-15, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)
May 5-6, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)

October 14-15, 2017 (Saturday-Sunday)
December 2-3 (Saturday-Sunday)
January 12-13, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
January 26-27, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
February 3-4, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
March 3-4, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)
April 13-14, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
May 4-5, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
May 18-19, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)

October 20-21, 2017 (Friday-Saturday)
November 3-4, 2017 (Friday-Saturday)
January 20-21, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)
March 10-11, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)
April 20-21, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
May 19-20, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)

Zoopendous Nights Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my group has been confirmed for a reservation for a Zoopendous Nights Program?

You will receive a Zoopendous Nights confirmation email within one week from the date that the reservation request was received. Reservations will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and we will fill the available Zoopendous Nights programs in the order received. If your group is confirmed fora Zoopendous Nights program, a confirmation email will be sent by the end of August to the contact email on the reservation. This email will confirm the Zoopendous Nights program date for your group and the total number of adults and children included in the reservation.

Once my group has received a confirmation email for our reservation, what happens next?

The confirmation email will include a link to the Zoo webstore where your group will be required to pay a $300 non-refundable deposit to reserve your date. The balance for the reservation is due eight (8) weeks prior to your Zoopendous Nights program date.

What if I have to cancel my entire reservation?

Cancellations requested up to four (4) weeks prior to your Zoopendous Nights program date will be issued a full refund  less the $300 non-refundable deposit. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than four weeks prior to your Zoopendous Nights program date.

What if I need to ADD participants to my reservation?

If you need to add participants to your reservation please email us at [email protected].  Additional participants will be accommodated subject to available capcity for your Zoopendous Nights program date. There is no guarantee that additional participants can be accommodated after your initial reservation confirmation.

What if I need to DELETE participants from my reservation?

Once your reservation is confirmed, no refunds will be given for participants who do not attend.

If I am signing up for the Zoopendous Nights “Scout” program, do my kids earn a badge?

Everyone (adults and children) participating in  the “Scout” Zoopendous Nights programs (Cub Scouts, Brownies, or Junior Girl Scouts) will receive a Zoo Overnight badge as part of the program.

Are badges included for Community/School Group Zoopendous Nights programs?

Badges are not included with the Community/School Group Zoopendous Nights programs.

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