Thursday, November 8, 2012

Check Out A Zoo Overnight

How many people are aware that their closest zoo might actually offer zoo overnights for families? Well, I was not until last year. We had been members of our local zoo for many years and I had never noticed the zoo overnight advertised in the newsletter we receive quarterly.

I am so glad that I finally read and researched about our zoo overnight offerings. It was an awesome experience for my daughter and one that we will definitely repeat. From San Diego to Houston and Atlanta, most zoos now have some type of family overnight. We picked the manatee experience- what a way to wake up in the morning with a manatee pressing its nose up to the glass watching you sleep. It was extremely economical for what we received. A special night tour of the zoo, animal shows, breakfast in the morning and behind the scenes tours of some of the animal buildings.  This may not be the case at all zoos, but we were able to just sign up as a family and did not have to attend with a larger group in order to participate.

Check it out, what a wonderful memory for your kids and something they will always remember!! We are already planning our next overnight trip and looking forward to it!


  1. Thanks for hopping with us!

  2. I've heard about this, but I thought it was for group trips like Girl Scout Troupes. I had no idea that individual families could go. This is so cool! I'm going to pin this idea to try later. Thank you for linking up to the Mommy Moments Blog Hop!

    Following you back!

  3. Thank you for the post. I read about it at our local zoo and thought it would be a fun way to spend our time. Following you back from Thumping Thursdays Blog Hop.


  4. That is so awesome. They have that at our aquarium here in Boise Idaho. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!