ZooSnooz Overnight Program

ZooSnooz Overnight Program

Important notice

After careful deliberation and with consideration to the current situation regarding COVID-19, we have had to come to the decision to postpone all face-to-face school education programs. 

We apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause. However the safety and well-being of our guests, staff, and animals is always our highest priority. Please be assured Taronga is continuing to closely monitor the situation and we will keep you informed as to when normal bookings will resume again. 

In the meantime, we can connect with you and your students through our engaging digital programs. Read more about what you can book to stay connected and feel supported by Taronga’s Education team.

Overview

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.

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 30 students
  • Semi-permanent tent accommodation for up to 60 students
  • Or a combination of both up to 90 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 2021 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.

Please see 2021 availability for up to 30 students below: 

Month

Date(s)

February15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25
March1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
April19, 20, 21, 22, 27
May3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31
June1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24
July12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29
August2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23
September1, 2, 13, 14, 16
October5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27
NovemberTBC
December1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9

Please see 2021 availability for up to 30-60 students below: 

Month

Date(s)

FebruaryThis will be an alternate site to the tent site. Please contact us for more information.
MarchThis will be an alternate site to the tent site. Please contact us for more information.
April19, 20, 21, 22, 27
May3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31
June2, 9, 15, 16, 17, 23, 24
July12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29
August2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23
SeptemberFULLY BOOKED
October5, 11, 25, 26, 27, 28
NovemberTBC
DecemberThis will be an alternate site to the tent site. Please contact us for more information.

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
10 to 20 students$2,100.00
21 to 30 students$2,675.00
31 to 45 students$3,960.00
46 to 60 students$5,380.00
61 to 75 students$6,680.00
76 to 90 students$8,140.00
Supervising adults - 1 per 10 studentsFREE
Supervising adults - additional*$100.00 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.