ZooSnooz Overnight Program

ZooSnooz Overnight Program

Stay overnight at the Zoo.

This unique overnight experience offers school students the opportunity to learn about animals, the environment and what we can all do to help make a difference for wildlife.

This program is only suitable for Stage 1 (Year 2) students or older.

What's involved

Your ZooSnooz experience will include: 

  • Dinner
  • Close encounter with some iconic Australian animals 
  • Breakfast
  • Early morning walking tour
  • Zoo entry the following day 

At the Zoo

ZooSnooz offers two accommodation locations depending on the number of students attending, allocated by the Taronga team at the time of booking.

  • Backyard to Bush House indoor accommodation for up to 40 students
  • Semi-permanent tent accommodation for up to 60 students
  • Or a combination of both up to 100 students

Need to know

  • Arrival time: The arrival time for ZooSnooz is 5:15pm. Check in point is at the Main Entrance to Taronga Zoo Sydney on Bradleys Head Road, Mosman.
  • What to bring: Make sure you pack your own sleeping bag, pillow, torch, warm clothes, enclosed shoes, camera, wet weather gear, plus a sense of fun and adventure. 
  • How to book: To make a booking enquiry, complete the booking form available on this page. We’ll be in touch to confirm if your date is available and to send a booking confirmation.

Booking conditions

  • A deposit of $1000 is required to secure your booking, paid within two weeks of invoicing. The remaining balance will be required 14 days prior to your arrival date
  • Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be notified in writing to education@zoo.nsw.gov.au and will result in the loss of the deposit fee of $1,000.00
  • Full costs will be charged for cancellation within 48 hours of your arrival date
  • No refunds will be given to students or adults who do not attend on the day
  • Package selection cannot be changed after confirmation. Please contact us immediately if your expected numbers change

Availability and costs

Check available dates

ZooSnooz is available to book during school terms, Monday through Thursday from 5.15pm to 10.00am and includes Zoo entry the following day.

2024 Availability Status: 


Availability Status


All ZooSnooz nights for 2024 are booked out. Taronga Zoo Twilight Safari dates are still available in 2024.

Bookings for 2025 will open up Week 1 Term 4 2024. 

To be placed on our waiting list, please email education@zoo.nsw.gov.au with your school name and student numbers. We will email wait-listed schools throughout the year if any dates become available.

See pricing

Booking typeCost

Per student

Minimum of 12 students required to book.

Supervising adults - 1 per 10 studentsFREE
Supervising adults - additional*$130.00 per adult
Non-refundable deposit$1,000.00
Cancellation fee - within 30 days of visit**$500.00 + deposit
Cancellation fee - within 48 hours of visit**100% of total cost

*Extra adult numbers must be negotiated at the time of booking.

**All cancellations must be notified in writing to education@zoo.nsw.gov.au as soon as possible.