Houston Zoo

Adults Only Overnight (Ages 18+)

Saturday, May. 4, 2019 – Sunday, May. 5, 2019

06:00 PM – 10:00 AM

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Do you love animals? Love the Zoo? Just love trying new things? Adults, this is your chance to live out your childhood dream of spending the night in a Zoo. Bring your friends, your family (age 18+), your neighbors, or just yourself, and come to the Houston Zoo for a wild adventure!


  • Next-day admission to the Zoo, immediately after your program
  • A full dinner, a late-night snack, and a light breakfast (with lots of coffee!) the next morning
  • A variety of educational activities, intimate animal encounters, and staff guided front-of-scenes Zoo tours. We’re capping this program at a maximum of only sixty people, to give everyone a personalized, special experience
  • Exclusive time in the Zoo after-hours, including the chance to sleep at the Zoo in your own tent!
  • A meet and greet with a zookeeper
  • Commemorative glow-in-the-dark overnight t-shirt

The overnight starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 10 a.m. the following morning. We need a minimum number of people for the overnight to take place.



  • Daylight Savings Time, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (last admission 6pm)
    Central Standard Time, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (last admission 5pm)
    Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, All hours subject to change - See website for more details
    Zoo Lights Times: Daytime 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Zoo Lights: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Adults 12-64: $19.95 Children 2-11: $15.95 Seniors 65+: $14.95 Children 1 and under are free. | The Houston Zoo offers free admission to guests on the first Tuesday of each month September through May from 12:00 p.m. until closing. Does not apply to June, July and August.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • The Houston Zoo does not have its own parking lot; free parking is available in Hermann Park. Please note, parking is limited so consider arriving early or using public transportation.

Special Offers / Dining

Wherever you are in the Houston Zoo, you’re never far away from a snack. Cafes, carts and kiosks are located throughout the Zoo and feature items such as burgers, salads, hot dogs, soft pretzels, popcorn, fresh fruit, beverages and more.


Food Trucks

Our chefs are constantly working to provide Zoo guests with exciting new options for refreshments. The latest addition includes themed food trucks with a variety of savory and sweet options. Visit the Masakan truck located near our jaguar habitat for Asian inspired cuisine, and our BBQ Americana trailer for smoked meats and classic sides.


Macaw Café

The perfect place to grab a quick bite as you enter the Zoo, Macaw Café offers a seasonal rotation of market salads and wraps, sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, fries, and a variety of treats such as parfaits, cookies, trail mix, and fresh fruit.


Herzstein Trading Post

Feeling the need for a sweet treat? Here’s your place. Located at the entrance of African Forest, the Trading Post offers Dole Whips as well as a variety of other snacks and treats, including cookies, large pretzels, and popcorn. You’ll also find beverages like soda, juice and Saint Arnold beer.

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