Family and Deluxe NightCrawlers

As the sun sets and Zoo Atlanta closes its gates for the evening, you and your family can go behind-the-scenes to see what happens in the Zoo after hours! Spend the night at a NightCrawler overnight for a nocturnal adventure that you and your family will never forget!

Parents - to find out if this program is right for your family and for guidelines, please review this Program Packet.

Bring your own group of ten or more to Group NightCrawlers

Each unique Family NightCrawler includes:

  • Animal encounters
  • Themed games and activities
  • Nighttime visit to Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience
  • Continental breakfast
  • Private guided tour of the Zoo
  • Admission to the Zoo the following day and tons of fun!

Upcoming Family NightCrawlers

Night Under the Stars
September 24
Join us for an astronomical night learning about the stars and the nocturnal creatures who enjoy the dark. Meet animal ambassadors, go on a behind-the-scenes tour, and even create your own animal-themed constellation!
Boo at the Zoo
October 21 
Join us for a Boo-tiful night at the Zoo! Explore the Zoo by moonlight, go behind the scenes to meet animal ambassadors, and enjoy Boo at the Zoo the following day.
If I Ran the Zoo
November 12
If you ran the Zoo, said the Zoo Atlanta crew, you'd have to know the secrets and clean up lots of poo. Join us for activities and interesting animals, too. When the morning comes, you'll know just what it is we do!

Upcoming Deluxe Family NightCrawlers

Get up-close-and-personal with our animal ambassadors by upgrading to a Deluxe Family NightCrawler. All Deluxe Family NightCrawlers include the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and feed your favorite Zoo residents! (Different arrangements may be needed to accommodate large groups).

Vital Vultures
September 17
Join us for an amazing adventure learning about our Vital Vultures! Enjoy an interactive night of fun, including the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes to meet and greet some of our vultures.
Terrific Tigers
October 15
Join us for an overnight adventure centered on some of the Zoo's rarest and most magnificent predators - Sumatran tigers. Learn more about these charismatic cats, make an enrichment surprise for our resident felines, and go behind-the-scenes to meet and feed a tiger!
Tusks at Dusk
November 5
Join the herd! Join us for an unforgettable overnight devoted to Earth's largest living land mammals - African elephants. Go behind-the-scenes for the exclusive opportunity to meet and feed one of our resident pachyderms!
Program Information

6:00 p.m. through 10:30 a.m. the next morning
  • Program participants must be at least six years of age; children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Additional age/activity restrictions may apply to NightCrawler programs, as determined by specific animal keepers.
  • All sleeping facilities are indoors and climate-controlled.
  • Reservations are required prior to the program start date. Full payment is due upon reservation.
  • Cost includes Zoo admission after the morning tour is completed.
  • Family Programs are subject to cancellation if fewer than 12 participants are registered.

Family NightCrawlers cost per person



Non-Member $65

Deluxe NightCrawlers cost per person

Member $100


Family NightCrawler Gift Certificate

Give the adventure of lifelong learning. Here’s an idea we can promise won’t be re-gifted: give a certificate for one of Zoo Atlanta’s award-winning education programs! You may also purchase gift certificates in $25 increments up to $100. Program restrictions apply.

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