Wild Nights



Here’s what past Wild Nights participants had to say:

“Will recommend to all I know who plan overnight trips”

“Awesome experience”

“Worth every penny! Educational and fun”

“I was extremely impressed from beginning to end”

“[Wild Nights] exceeded our expectations”

“Would definitely do it again.”



Family Wild Nights Sponsored by

Find out what happens at the zoo when the lights go out! You’ll enjoy educational activities, food, and lots of fun, then bed down in the Aquarium Gallery (unless otherwise noted). 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.

Adults must accompany children.

Fee: $30 child/$20 adult

Group Wild Nights

Offered every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from April 30-October 10 (except Family Wild Night dates listed below) to organized groups such as schools, scouts, and youth groups serving children age 7-12. $50 deposit required; $450 minimum. Maximum group size 35 people.  Call 260-427-6808 or e-mail education@kidszoo.org for availability before sending payment.

Choose Your Theme: Under the Sea, Creatures of the Night, or Birthday Party

Family Wild Nights

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

For age 5 & up with adult.   May 9, (Mother’s Day weekend), August 1, September 11, October 2

Sleep Under the Stars Family Wild Nights

Pitch your own tent at the zoo! For age 5 & up with adult.  June 20 (Father’s Day weekend), July 17, September 5

Fun with the Fishes Preschool Family Wild Nights

For age 3 to 5 with adult.  June 6, August 28


To Register:

  • All programs require advance registration.
  • Register online
  • Print and fax registration form with credit card payment to 260-427-6820
  • Print and mail or bring  registration form with check or cash payment to the Education Department, 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Programs are held rain or shine. You will receive confirmation. Openings are limited, so register early to avoid disappointment. Children must meet age requirements on the first day of all programs (no exceptions). 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 programs with insufficient registration. In the event of such a cancellation, all of your fees will be refunded.

Questions? Please call 260-427-6808 or e-mail education@kidszoo.org

Edit this entry.