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Bring your creatures to spend a night with ours!  

ZoosnooZ is a unique sleepover experience and a great way for your students to learn about animals and the environment.

Your students will:

  • Enjoy a great BBQ dinner and supper under the stars
  • Discover wild creatures on your night zoo walk!
  • Get close to amazing animals with a special encounter in the Education Centre
  • Enjoy a yummy breakfast then go on a behind-the-scenes early morning walk
  • Spend the following day at the Zoo

ZoosnooZ is great fun and can be incorporated into any curriculum-related excursion for your students. It's also good for team building.

To view our FAQ sheet, please see our downloads section at the bottom of this page. 

NOTE: Our ZoosnooZ Venue is changing in Semester 2 (Terms 4)! 
As part of Centenary celebrations, Taronga Zoo's Education Centre is being re-developed to make way for the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning. This brand new building will be an innovative commitment to educating students, with a particularly strong focus in STEM subject. In the meantime however, many our our Education programs are moving venues. If you've attended a ZoosnooZ previously, please take careful note of changes for Terms 4 in 2016.  Please see the ZoosnooZ Availability Dates 2016 for more information on changes to venue and student ratios and our ZoosnooZ FAQs Semester 2 2016 sheet in the downloads section.


Educational experience for Kids

ZoosnooZ is available on Monday to Thursday nights during the school term. 

At Taronga Zoo, Sydney we book a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 80, including students and adults. Please note for Semester 2 (term 4), minimum and maximum numbers are subject to venue selection. Please see the ZoosnooZ availability dates for more information. 

At Taronga  Western Plains Zoo it is a minimum of 22 and a maximum of 80, including students and adults.


New program start time for ZoosnooZ is 5.15pm - entry is not permitted before this time. Hosts will meet you at your coach/the ferry to escort you into the Zoo.


The cost is $74.00 per primary student and $79.00 per secondary student. Supervising teachers and parents are free at a ratio of one per 10 students. Extra adults pay $90.00 each. Extra adult numbers must be negotiated with Zoo Education prior to arrival.  All prices include GST and must be paid prior to your arrival at Taronga Zoo. 


Your own sleeping bag, pillow, warm clothes, camera, wet weather gear if it looks like rain, plus a sense of fun and adventure. Taronga Zoo will provide a camping mat. Students will not need torches for the duration of the program.


To make a booking, please complete our Booking Enquiry form (Click here for Primary Students, or here for Secondary Students) located at the bottom of this page and email it to 
We'll be in touch to confirm if the date is available, before we progress the booking to the Booking Contract/Invoice stage.


All cancellations must be notified in writing to within one month of booking. Any cancellation of ZoosnooZ bookings within 14 days of booking will incur a fee of $1580. Full costs will be charged for cancellation within 24 hours of booking.



There’s a three step process for ZoosnooZ Bookings:

Step 1: School submits an Enquiry Form for your relevant date period (found below.)
This is to see if the date that works for you is available! If so we’ll be in touch. 
If this date is already taken we'll be in touch to discuss another alternative. 

Step 2:  Taronga Education sends Booking Contract to your School via e-mail
This contract needs to be read carefully and then sent back to Taronga Zoo before we can confirm your booking.

Step 3: Contract Received - the booking  can now be confirmed
Thank you! All relevant information is sent to your school for you to prepare for your excursion.