Family Wild Nights

Experience the Zoo after dark at this popular sleepover program!

Find out what happens at the zoo when the lights go out! You’ll enjoy educational activities, food, lots of fun and either bed down in the Aquarium Gallery or pitch a tent at the Zoo depending on the Wild Night theme you choose!

Programs begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 a.m. the next day. Fee includes pizza dinner, snack, continental breakfast, and guided educational activities led by Zoo Education Staff.

The ultimate family adventure! Choose the date, sleeping location, theme, and age level that fits your family. Register online or print a registration form.

Sleep with the Sharks Family Wild Nights

AgesFor age 5 – 12 with adult. Adults must accompany children.
Fee$30 child/$20 adult
DatesAugust 1, September 11, October 2

Sleep Under the Stars Family Wild Nights

Pitch your own tent at the zoo!

AgesFor age 5 – 12 with adult. Adults must accompany children.
Fee$30 child/$20 adult
DatesJune 20 (Father’s Day weekend), July 17, September 5

Fun with the Fishes Preschool Family Wild Nights

AgesFor ages 3 to 5 with adult. Adults must accompany children.
Fee$30 child/$20 adult
DatesAugust 28

To Register For Family Wild Nights

All programs require advance registration and openings are limited, so register early to avoid disappointment! You will receive confirmation of your registration.

There are three ways to register:

Print and fax registration form with credit card payment to 260-427-6820

Print and mail registration form with check to the Education Department, 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808.

Register online:

Wild Nights Cancellation and Refund Policies

Children must meet age requirements on the first day of all programs (no exceptions).

Programs are held rain or shine.

Refunds (minus 10% processing fee) are available if you cancel at least 2 weeks in advance.

No refund if you cancel less than 2 weeks in advance.

The zoo reserves the right to cancel camps with insufficient registration. In the event of such a cancellation, all of your fees will be refunded.