After Dark Adventures

There are TWO Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

One you see by day, and the other you experience by NIGHT!

The Education Department’s After Dark Adventures are unique events that take you behind the scenes to meet the exotic animal collection up-close. Whether you want to spend the night or enjoy a twilight stroll, we have a variety of programs for nearly all ages.

Safari Sleepovers – 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. (available every day except holidays)

Safari sleepovers have a 18 person minimum and are for ages 5 and up. Please Note: We require at least 1 adult per 6 children.


All sleepovers include:

  • Pizza, dinner and drinks
  • Animal encounters
  • Behind the Scenes tour (2-3 hours)
  • Snack after the tour
  • Craft and/or Movie
  • Light breakfast the following morning

 

Sleeping Locations:

Tiger Building- 40 guests maximum
Guests will sleep in a climate controlled indoor space, and will be able to bring sleeping bags and air mattresses. Guests will have access to restrooms, but not showers.

Platinum: - $65/person
*Includes sleepover, Stingray Bay feeding, special program patch and Zoo Admission the following day.

Gold: - $55/person
*Includes sleepover, Stingray Bay feeding, special program patch.

Silver: - $50/person
*Includes sleepover only.



Education Auditorium- 40 guests maximum
Guests will sleep in a climate controlled indoor space, and will be able to bring sleeping bags and air mattresses. Guests will have access to restrooms, but not showers.

Platinum: - $60/person
*Includes sleepover, Stingray Bay feeding, special program patch and Zoo Admission the following day.

Gold: - $50/person
*Includes sleepover, Stingray Bay feeding, special program patch.

Silver: - $45/person
*Includes sleepover only.

 

Programs Offered

*All animals have access to their nighttime holding areas after hours, so some animals may not be visible during your tour.

African Plains:

  • Take an afterhours tour through dense forests and wide-open savannas to discover some of the animals of this vast mysterious continent.

Nocturnal Adventures:

  • Experience life as an animal of the night! Find out who comes out when the sun goes down as you stalk and slither your way through the Zoo to see nocturnal animals in action.

Endangered Species:

  • Explore our newest habitat, Land of the Tiger. This is a one of a kind tour bringing you up close and personal with tigers, pigs, and birds throughout the Land of the Tiger. You will also learn about many of our other endangered species throughout the Zoo while touring Australia and Range of the Jaguar.


Please fill out our registration form and mail it to 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218 with your top three dates and your $150 non-refundable deposit to secure your date today. Each individual will need to fill out our Liability and Consent Form before attending the event. If you have other questions please contact 904-757-4463 ext. 501

Click here to download the After Dark Adventure Registration Form.
Click here to download the Liability and Consent Form.

Bookings are to be done 30 days in advance accompanied by a $150 non-refundable deposit at time of booking.


Payment should be paid in full no later than 2 weeks before your scheduled date. You can reschedule your event up to 2 weeks before the event with no additional cost. Anything within 2 weeks of your event is non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Friday, July 29th (SOLD OUT)
Monday, August 8th

Wednesday, August 10th

Friday, August 12th (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, August  16th

Thursday, August 18th

Monday, August 22nd

Wednesday, August 24th

Friday, August 26th (Limited Availability) 

Tuesday, August 30th

Thursday, Sept. 1st

Friday, Sept. 16th (Limited Availability)