Take a step out of the ordinary and jump into a wild adventure at the Santa Barbara Zoo!
What is a Zoo Snooze?
Your adventure starts in the evening when you set up camp on a lawn next to the lion exhibit or in our heated, indoor classroom. Then our instructors lead your group through a series of exciting, hands-on educational activities including up-close animal encounters and behind-the-scenes explorations. An evening snack is also provided.
In the morning, your group will enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast, another up-close animal encounter with one of our zookeepers, a train ride, and creating a special breakfast treat for one of our Zoo animals. At the conclusion of our program, you are welcome to explore the Zoo with your group on your own to see all of your favorite animals in the light of day!
When can I book a Zoo Snooze?
Zoo Snoozes are available year-round: on weekends during the school year, and any day of the week once school lets out. Dates fill up quickly, so call now to find out about current availability: (805) 962-5339, ext. 150.
Who can book a Zoo Snooze?
Zoo Snoozes are designed for children 5-13 with adult chaperones. A modified program is also available for middle and high school groups. Snoozes are very popular with Girl Scout and Cub Scout troops, but they are also great for birthday parties, classes, or even groups of friends! Zoo Snoozes are not available for groups of adults (over 18) or for children under 5.
How many people can a Zoo Snooze accomodate?
We require a minimum of 15 participants to book a private Zoo Snooze. Zoo Snoozes sleeping in the education classroom can accommodate a maximum of 20 participants, while groups sleeping outdoors can be as large as 100 participants. If you are a small group that would like to participate in a Zoo Snooze, please check the families page for information about upcoming Family Zoo Snoozes. We would be happy to see you then!
How much does a Zoo Snooze cost?
Zoo Snoozes cost $60 per participant.
How do I book a Zoo Snooze?
To request more information about a Zoo Snooze, including available dates, please complete and submit this form.
Here's what they're saying about Zoo Snooze:
"The instructors related so well with the kids."
"The snooze held everyone's interest, kids and adults."
"It exceeded our every expectation."