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Creature Camp Out

Program Information

Dates: See list below


Program Times: Saturday 6:30 p.m. to Sunday 10 a.m.


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.

This summer, grab your sleeping bag and prepare to experience the Zoo like never before. Sleep in a tent under the stars and listen to the nighttime sounds of the zoo. This outdoor experience includes guided evening and morning tours of the Zoo, interactive programs for young and old, a nighttime snack, and live animal presentations. Continental breakfast is included as well. Perfect for families and groups who love camping and the outdoors without the travel!

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: 5 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
September 29-30, 2018July 27, 2018

Wild Wonder Family Slumber Cancellation Policy

NO refunds are given for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the Wild Wonder Family Slumber 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 Wild Wonder Family Slumber Date you are asking to cancel, your confirmation number, and your phone number.

Wild Wonder Family Slumber: L.A. Zoo Lights Overnight Adventure

Program Information

Dates: See below


Ages: 5 and up


Program Times:  5:30 p.m. to 9:15 a.m. the next morning


Program Cost: $85/person


For more information please email [email protected].

Gather your family or your group, your sleeping bags, and get ready for an overnight L.A. Zoo Lights adventure at the Los Angeles Zoo. This exciting indoor overnight includes a nighttime guided tour of the L.A. Zoo Lights experience as well as the rest of the Zoo, a pizza/salad dinner, and an evening snack. Get snuggled up at the end of the night in one of our education classrooms and listen to a beastly bedtime story.  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 and groups. Come and join us for this unique and awesome L.A. Zoo Lights overnight experience.

Camp Out & Registration Dates

Overnight DateRegistration Opens
December 8-9, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)Saturday, September 29, 2018
January 5-6, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)Saturday, September 29, 2018

Zoo Lights Overnight Cancellation Policy

NO refunds are given for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the Zoo Lights Overnight 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 Zoo Lights Overnight Date you are asking to cancel, your confirmation number, and your phone number.

Zoopendous Nights

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

  • October 6-7, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)
  • October 19-20, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
  • January 11-12, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)
  • January 19-20, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)
  • February 8-9, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)
  • February 22-23, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)
  • March 8-9, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)
  • March 30-31, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)
  • April 27-28, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)
  • May 4-5, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)
  • October 12-13, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
  • November 3-4, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)
  • January 12-13, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)
  • January 25-26, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)
  • February 16-17, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)
  • February 23-24, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)
  • March 9-10, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)
  • March 29-30, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)
  • April 26-27, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)
  • May 31-June 1, 2019(Friday-Saturday)
  • October 13-14, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)
  • November 9-10, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
  • January 18-19, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)
  • February 2-3, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)
  • February 9-10 (Saturday-Sunday)
  • February 15-16, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)
  • March 2-3, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)
  • March 15-16, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)
  • April 6-7, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)
  • May 3-4, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)
  • October 20-21, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)
  • February 1-2, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)
  • April 5-6, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)

Please click on the group (Cub Scouts, Brownies, Junior Girl Scout, or community/school group) appropriate link to fill-out a reservation request. Submission of the reservation request does not guarantee the reservation. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis until the Zoopendous Nights programs are filled. Please make sure you are filling out the appropriate reservation request for your group. Once we receive your reservations request we will send a confirmation email within one week from the date that the reservation request was received. This email will contain all the information for the “next steps” in the reservations process.

Zoopendous Nights Cancellation Policy

Reservations for the Zoopendous Nights may be cancelled up to 4 weeks prior to the reserved program date. All payments made prior to 4 weeks from the programming date will be refunded minus the $300 non-refundable deposit that was paid at the time the reservation was processed. NO refunds are given for cancellations made less than 4 weeks prior to the Zoopendous Nights program date. Cancellation requests must be made in writing and sent to [email protected]. Please include your name, troop # or community group/school name, the Zoopendous Nights Date, your confirmation number, your phone number, and the number of spots you want to cancel.

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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