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Sleep overnight at Melbourne Zoo!

Zoo Snooze provides school and community groups with a unique overnight educational experience at Melbourne Zoo.

Students will be engaged in a “survival camp”, where they will get to know the animals of the Zoo as they have never known them before. They will learn their stories, their secrets and the adaptations that allow them to survive.

Throughout their adventures, students will develop their own survival instincts as they work together in “tribes” to out-smart, out-eat and out-play the challenges that Melbourne Zoo presents after dark.

Arrive at 6:00pm and enjoy dinner before heading out in to the Zoo for your night-time ZooVivor adventure. After a good night's sleep under the stars it's up early for breakfast and a special animal encounter, before the experience concludes at 9:00am.

You’re then welcome to stay on and enjoy Melbourne Zoo during the daylight hours.

What is included?

• Night tour
• Dinner, supper, breakfast
• Camp activities
• Animal encounters
• General admission to the Zoo the following day
• Tents in secure site (mattresses also supplied)

Teachers will be required to allocate students into the supplied four-person tents (2.6m x 2.6m) before they arrive for their camp.

Zoo Snooze has been designed to align with the AusVELS levels 3-4 standards and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your group.

Related Information

  • School Programs

    Extend the learning experience and book a school program for students following their Zoo Snooze adventure.

Program details

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Year level 
Year 3 - Year 10
2017 PRICES: $3,343 for up to 24 participants and up to 2 adults. Additional students are $141 each and additional adults are $156 each. 2018 PRICES: $3,443 for up to 24 participants and up to 2 adults. Additional students are $145 each and additional adults are $160 each.
6:00pm until 9:00am the following day (you can spend the day at the zoo if you want)
Student ratio 
Maximum of 28 students with 2 adults
Monday to Thursday during school terms
What to bring 
Sleeping bag, pillow, warm clothes, torch and a sense of adventure.

To book call (03) 9340 2788

Note: there is no refund on these bookings