Sleepover with the Animals

Sleepover with the Animals

Saturdays–Sundays, February 20–21 and March 12–13

Father and daughter sleeping next to sand cat exhibit at Lincoln Park Zoo's Regenstein Small Reptile-Mammal House

Interested in sleeping among Lincoln Park Zoo’s amazing animals? Grab your nighttime gear and join us for an indoor overnight adventure!

The evening begins with dinner, and then you’re off to explore a few of the buildings after hours, checking in on some of the zoo’s residents as they prepare for their nighttime routines. Catch a late-night look at the lynx outside the Kovler Lion House, sneak a peek at the sloth in Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House and learn how the zoo is helping conserve species in Chicago and all over the world! Travel around with zoo experts as your guides and take home fun facts to share with friends and family. Wind down at the end of the night with snacks, games and stories as you settle in to sleep next to some of the coolest creatures around!

Participants can choose to attend just the evening activities OR they can stay for the entire program and sleep over at the zoo.

Evening Encounter (6–10 p.m.): $42 per person ($35 for Lincoln Park Zoo members)

Full Overnight (6 p.m.–8:30 a.m.): $70 per person ($60 for Lincoln Park Zoo members)

For families and groups with children ages 5–12 (at least one adult required for every five children)

Includes dinner and continental breakfast

Register for February 20-21 Sleepover with the Animals

Register for March 12-13 Sleepover with the Animals

Invite your friends! The zoo requires a minimum of 20 participants in order to offer a Sleepover program.

Cancellation deadline for Sleepover with the Animals is two weeks before the program. Lincoln Park Zoo adheres to a strict cancellation and refund policy. If the zoo must cancel a program, full refunds will be issued. If, for any reason, you need to cancel your registration before two weeks prior to program, a refund will be issued, less a 12.5 percent processing fee. After two weeks prior to program, Lincoln Park Zoo will not be able to offer any refunds for cancelled registrations.

For more information, email or call 312-742-2056.

Important Information Guide

  Download the Important Information Guide for Sleepover with the Animals

Registering a Group?

Interested in registering a group of 10 or more people for an overnight at the zoo? Contact the zoo’s educators at or 312-742-2056 for details.


Sleepover with the Animals Slideshow
See photos of families enjoying animal encounters and wild activities at this indoor overnight.