Create a unique, once-in-a-lifetime Night Camp experience for your students!

Our program allows you to choose what date, type of camp, sleeping location, and theme would be best for you.

Begin planning your own Night Camp experience in 4 easy steps!

Create your School Group Night Camp

Create a unique, once-in-a-lifetime Night Camp experience for your group! Our program allows you to choose what date, type of camp, sleeping location, and theme would be best for you. Perfect for birthday parties, family reunions, or other gatherings for special groups.

A minimum of 25 participants is required for all Night Camps. Camps may be reserved Thursday, Friday or Saturday night from January – May. Reservations require at least three weeks advanced notice. Advanced payment is required. Call 602.914.4333 to reserve your camp.

This year we have a MAXIMUM of 75 participants a night, so please have two dates in mind for groups larger than 75.

Standard Night Camp:

Experience the Zoo from dusk till dawn! Overnight night camps include guided trail hikes, animal encounters, engaging activities, games, and  a delicious pizza dinner, late-night snack and a continental breakfast. Best for campers ages 7 and up, you will have the unique opportunity to experience the Zoo when the nocturnal animals are waking up at night and the diurnal animals are waking up in the morning. The only question is will your campers wake up to the sounds of the coyotes yipping or the lions roaring?!

  • Duration: Sleep over at the Phoenix Zoo! Camp begins at 6:15 p.m. and ends at 9:00am the next morning.
  • Group Size: Groups require a minimum of 25 paid campers. One adult chaperone (at least 18 years of age) is required for each 10 children that attend.
  • Dinner: Hungry Howie’s Pizza is included in the price of camp

Twilight Camp:

Visit the Zoo after hours but go to sleep in your own bed! This memorable experience will include guided trail hikes, ambassador animal encounters, hands-on activities, a healthy snack, and a souvenir water bottle. A Twilight Camp is perfect for younger campers, ages 5 and up.

  • Duration: Camp begins at 6:15 p.m. and ends at 10:15 p.m. the same evening.
  • Group Size: Groups require a minimum of 25 paid campers. One adult chaperone (at least 18 years of age) is required for each 10 children that attend.
  • Dinner: Hungry Howie’s Pizza

Neely Events and Education Center

  • Climate-controlled classroom
  • Sleeps up to 75 campers in partitioned sections

Desert Tents

  • Permanent concrete-floored canvas tents with ceiling fans
  • Sleeps up to 75 campers in four separate structures
  • Includes centralized outdoor fire pit (weather permitting)

The Phoenix Zoo is excited to offer two Night Camp programs! These programs are all aligned to current Arizona State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

All program topics are offered with the option of adding Stingray Bay the next morning at a discounted price.

Food Webs (Recommended for 3rd-5th grade): Campers will come face-to-face with creatures of all different trophic levels. Using the design process to create a food web model, campers will discover everything on Earth has an important place in our global ecosystem!

STEM at the Zoo (Recommended for 5th – 8th grade and above): Animals need food, water and shelter to survive, but what do they need to thrive? Observe for yourself the complex needs of animals and how the Zoo uses STEM to meet those needs. Using the engineering design process, campers will be challenged to design a new invention for an animal at the Zoo and discover just how YOU can care for native animals in your community.

Duration: Overnight Camps (6:15 p.m. – 9 a.m.)
Twilight Camps (6:15 – 10:15 p.m.)
When: Thursday – Saturday, January – May
Cost (per person): Twilight Camp: $54
Standard Night Camp: $64
(Prices include one free chaperone for every 10 campers and pizza dinner for all participants.)
Group Size: 25 – 75 people per night (subject to COVID modifications)
How to Book: Call 602.914.4333 (three weeks advance notice required for scheduling)