Bring your group for a magical Zoo Sleepover and get to experience behind the scenes at Wellington Zoo after everyone else has gone home.
During your Zoo Sleepover you will get out and about in the Zoo after the other visitors have gone. See what happens behind the scenes at the Zoo and tempt one of our amazing animals with a night-time snack.
After all that excitement, you get to bed down with your buddies – you could be snuggling up at the Archibald Centre, which overlooks Monkey Island, or snoozing in our Living Room, in close quarters with some cute critters.
The next morning you get to see what happens at the Zoo before our visitors arrive and make a special gift to keep our animals stimulated and happy, with your adventure ending as we open the doors at 9.30am.
Bring your sleeping bag and pillow and some warm clothes for night-time adventuring. We’ll provide sleeping rolls but you’re welcome to bring your own mattress if you like. Don’t forget your camera to snap some precious photos to remember your wild night!
Age: 5 years old and up
Participants: Maximum 70 people
Cost: $1100 for up to 20 people, $55 for each extra person for larger groups. A $400 deposit is required to secure your booking.
The cost includes free Zoo entry, a light snack and continental breakfast. Please note – eat dinner before you arrive.
Time: 7pm – 9.30am the next day, though you are welcome to spend time in the Zoo after your sleepover.
Please be assured, all staff who will be interacting with your group are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will wear a mask throughout your visit.
It is a condition of entry that all visitors to Wellington Zoo aged 12 years and above must wear a mask while inside zoo buildings and follow all other guidelines while on-site. We encourage all children from Year 4 and up to wear a mask also while inside.
Our duty of care is to look after our animals, Zoo team, and visitors. This is a decision we take seriously, and we will be regularly reviewing in line with government advice to ensure it is still the right approach.