Sleepover with the Animals

Sleepover with the Animals

February 21 and March 28, 2015

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

Families with children ages 5-12 enjoyed a truly unique experience during our most recent Sleepover with the Animals overnights. Adults and kids took part in evening activities at the zoo—including fun, zoo-themed games, dinner and after-hour tours of the exhibits—before laying their air mattresses and sleeping bags  next to the furry, scaled and feathered residents in the zoo’s animal houses for the wildest sleepover imaginable. Some participants opted to enjoy just the evening activities before heading home.

Look for Sleepover for the Animals to return in fall-winter 2015!

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

Important Information Guide

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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.