Sleepover with the Animals

Sleepover with the Animals

Saturdays, February 21 (Sold Out) and March 28 (Sold Out)

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 ($35 for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
Full Overnight (6 p.m.–8:30 a.m.) $70 ($60 for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
For families and groups with children ages 5–12
Includes dinner and continental breakfast

Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House and the Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo are the sleeping locations for the winter 2015 programs.

The February 21 and March 28 Sleepover with the Animals programs are sold out. Registration is now closed.

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.