Bedtime with the Beasts

With the Bedtime with the Beasts program, your group doesn’t only see the zoo, you get to spend the night up close and personal with our residents.

Go on a starlight zoo safari.

Make friends with an animal ambassador.

Fall asleep to the roar of a tiger.

If you thought the zoo was fun during the day, just imagine the adventure when the sun goes down!

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THEME OPTIONS

Bedtime with the Beasts has two different themes available to cater to your group:

Creatures of the Night: (appropriate for all ages) Not all animals are awake and active during the day. Many only start moving after the sun goes down! Learn about all of the wild nocturnal and crepuscular animals that live at Zoo Knoxville.

Keeper for a Night: (appropriate for 4th grade and up) Think you have what it takes to work in a zoo? Find out as we explore Zoo Knoxville through the eyes of a zookeeper, learning what it takes to keep our animals happy and healthy.

ACTIVITY DETAILS

All programs include a private after-hours tour of Zoo Knoxville, hands-on educational programming, an encounter with one of our animal ambassadors, continental breakfast, and an adventurous night sleeping at Zoo Knoxville!

  • Offered by reservation only.
  • For ages 6 and up.
  • Year round from 6:00pm – 9:30am.
  • $45 per person (includes zoo admission the next morning)
  • Group dinner options are available for $9 per person.
  • Minimum group size 15 people.
  • Participants will need to bring their own sleeping bags, sleeping pads and overnight gear. Campers will “rough it” by sleeping on the floor of a climate-controlled building with bathrooms nearby. Outdoor camping options are also available.

Request a Date

For more information contact us at zkcommunity@zooknoxville.org.

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BOO at the ZOO Bedtime with the Beasts!

Come to Boo at the Zoo and spend the night, too! Start your evening by trick or treating through the zoo with your group, then change from pirates and princesses into your pajamas! After all the other ghosts and goblins head home, get a private tour of the zoo creatures that go bump in the night.

  • Offered by reservation only.
  • For ages 6 and up.
  • Available only Thursdays – Sundays during Boo at the Zoo.
  • $55 per person (includes Boo at the Zoo admission and zoo admission the next morning)
  • Dinner option is not available.
  • Minimum group size 15 people.
  • Participants will need to bring their own sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and overnight gear. Campers will “rough it” by sleeping on the floor of a climate-controlled building with bathrooms nearby. Outdoor camping options are not available during Boo at the Zoo.

Request a Date

For more information or to request a reservation contact us at zkcommunity@zooknoxville.org.