Sleepover with the Animals

Sleepover with the Animals

Saturday-Sundays, October 17–18 (Sold Out) and November 21–22

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, followed by opportunities to explore the nightlife of the zoo’s residents. Slide your hands over the scales of a blue-tongued skink at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House or see the chimpanzees settle into their nests at Regenstein Center for African Apes. Hear stories from zoo experts and wind down with quiet games and a bedtime snack before you—and the rest of the zoo—turn in for the night.

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

The October 17–18 Sleepover with the Animals program is sold out.

Register for the November 21–22 Sleepover with the Animals

Invite your friends! We require a minimum of 20 participants to run a Sleepover program.

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.