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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, click here.

Dates

Educational experience for Kids
 

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

At Taronga Zoo we book a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 60, including students and adults. At Taronga  Western Plains Zoo it is a minimum of 22 and a maximum of 50, including students and adults.

Time

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

Costs

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. 

Bring

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.

Bookings

To make a booking, please complete our Booking Enquiry form located at the bottom of this page and email education@zoo.nsw.gov.au or fax to (02) 9978 4508.  We'll be in touch to confirm if the date is available, before we progress the booking to the Booking Contract/Invoice stage.

Conditions

Please provide two weeks notice of cancellation. A fee of $100 is to be paid if the booking is cancelled within seven days of the admission date, and full cost of booking will be charged for cancellation within 48 hours of the admission date.

ZoosnooZ is a proud partner of the “Love Food Hate Waste Program.’

TO BOOK A ZOOSNOOZ:

There’s a three step process for ZoosnooZ Bookings:

Step 1: School submits an Enquiry Form (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
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.