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Group Programs

Custom Programs

Looking for a fun, educational experience for your group? The Education Department can design a special program for your group. Night tours, overnights, scout programs, team building events and behind the scenes opportunities can be arranged; as scheduling permits. Call 210-734-7184, ext.1501 for details.

Roars and Snores

Ages 6 and up
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $45 per person, 20 person minimum
Click on "Register Now" for available dates

Are you ready to choose your own adventure?  Roars & Snores overnight programs include the activity theme of your choice, animal presentations, a night tour of the Zoo, and evening snack, a continental breakfast, a Roars & Snores patch and all day admission to the Zoo after your program.

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Roars & Snores:  Up All Night - Explore the special adaptations that nocturnal animals have developed and find out which animals are up all night!  Of course we will need to get some sleep for more fun in the morning.

Roars & Snores:  Jaws and Claws - Predator or prey?  Jaws and claws can help us determine which animals have been in the area.  Sharpen your observation skills and study the clues to solve the mystery.

Roars & Snores:  Scutes and Scales - The race is on!  Slither your way through a reptile scavenger hunt while learning all about snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilians.

Roars & Snores:  Camouflage and Colors - Why are some animals camouflaged while others display bright colors?  Discover the science behind coloration and patterns, then take the camouflage challenge.


Click here for more information about our Roars & Snores Program!

Upgrade Your Roars and Snores: Africa Live!

Additional $15 per person

Imagine sleeping along the riverbank under the watchful eyes of hippos and crocodiles...that's just part of the exciting adventure you'll experience when you spend the night in Africa Live! Choose your theme and spend the night in our Africa Live! exhibit.  Limited dates available - call and Upgrade your Roars & Snores to Africa Live!

Read more about the Africa Live! Sleepover here.


Overnight Adventures for Families and Small Groups

Ages 6 and up
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m
Cost: $45 per person
(No minimum participants required; multiple registrations are expected.)

March 13 - Up All Night

May 22 - Jaws and Claws

July 11 - Camouflage and Colors

Designed for families, friends and small groups, this overnight adventure is one you won't want to miss! Visit animals from around the world as you tour the Zoo after dark, meet animals up close and participate in an animal related activity.  Enjoy an evening snack before snuggling into your sleeping bag for the night.  Start the next morning with a continental breakfast and animal presentation, and then spend the rest of the day exploring the Zoo on your own.


Evening AdventureTour

$20/Member adult; $15/Member child
$24/Monmember adult; $19/Nonmember child

March 14, April 24, May 23
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Are you ready for an adventure? Join us after the Zoo closes for a special evening tour with Zoo experts.  You'll even get to meet an animal ambassador!
Do you have your own group of 15 or more participants? Book a custom Adventure Tour! For more information contact our Community Programs Coordinator at 210-734-7184, ext. 1503.