Snorin' Roarin' Sleepovers

Spend a night with your favorite creatures at the Zoo, and you'll see the animals in a whole new light - the dark!


We'll go behind the scenes, play games, tell stories, enjoy zookeeper presentations, experience special animal encounters and more! Programs are from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m. and include breakfast and a light evening snack. Day passes to the Zoo for the next day are included in the price of the overnight. Snorin' Roarin' Sleepovers are offered to families according to the following schedule and to groups on the date of your choice.


Year-round seasonal programs

The following overnight program themes are offered year-round:


  • African Savannah, Franklin Park Zoo
  • Tropical Forest Trek, Franklin Park Zoo
  • Outback Overnight, Franklin Park Zoo
  • Southwestern Siesta in the Sierra Madre, Stone Zoo
  • Yukon Creek, Stone Zoo

*Seasonal camp-out overnights are also available—call for more information.



Pre-registration is required.


Dates: Offered every Friday and Saturday, year-round, by request

Times: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Prices: $45 per person for Zoo New England members, $50 per person for scout groups, $55 per person for non-members

Maximum number of participants: 24 at Stone Zoo, 60 at Franklin Park Zoo

Minimum number of participants:  10

Minimum fee:  $700 (for up to 15 participants, each additional participant pays at the rate listed above)

Additional fees: For groups of 30 or more, please inquire for details.

Minimum participant age: 6 years old

Required adult/child ratio: 1:4



Frequently asked questions:


  • How much advance notice do you need to schedule an overnight?
    We have a 4 week minimum advance notice to schedule an overnight event.


  • How far in advance is a deposit required?
    A deposit is required 4 weeks in advance to reserve your scheduled overnight date.


  • When does the total number of participants need to be registered?
    We must have the total number of participants along with final payment 2 weeks prior to the overnight.


For an unforgettable scout program, family outing, team-building activity, or corporate retreat, book your overnight adventure today! For more information or to register, please call 617-989-3742 or e-mail


*Scout groups:  contact your council for special overnight discounts!


Quotable Quotes


“We've stayed at other overnights at various education places and this was the best!!! Staff was great with the students.” --Overnight Program Chaperone, The Bates School


“This was the most fun overnight I have ever attended with a scout troop!!” --Overnight Program Chaperone, Girl Scouts


“Great program. My daughter wanted to spend a second night!!” --Overnight Program Chaperone, Girl Scouts


“It was truly a once in a lifetime experience. I will definitely do it again when my youngest is old enough.”--Overnight Program Chaperone, Cub Scouts