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 child/ren 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
  • Scavenger hunt in the World of Reptiles
  • Continental breakfast
  • Private guided tour of the Zoo
  • Admission to the Zoo the following day and Tons of fun!

Upcoming Family NightCrawlers

Fabulous Felines
July 26

Hey, you! Don't be afraid! Follow in the tracks of our fabulous felines with interactive activities. Wake to a continental breakfast and exclusive tour of the Zoo.
Outrageous Orangutans
August 23

Knock, Knock. Who's there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad you can learn all about orangutans in this overnight adventure? Learn more about these amazing apes and their cousins, with interactive lessons and games. Wake to a continental breakfast and an exclusive tour of the Zoo.
Partyin' with Pandas
September 13

Bust a move at a giant party for the pandas! Put on your party hat to learn more about these amazing black-and-white bears, with interactive lessons and hands-on activities. Make a birthday present for the pandas and take home a panda keepsake. Wake to a continental breakfast and an exclusive tour of the Zoo.

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).

Turtle-rific Terrapins
August 9
Flip your shells for the turtle-rific terrapins of Zoo Atlanta. Learn about native and non-native terrapin species through hands-on activities and animal encounters. Wake-up to an exclusive guided tour of the Zoo, a behind-the-scenes peek at our turtle home and the turtle-rific opportunity to feed a shelled friend. Turtle power!
Groovy Great Apes
September 26
Get groovy with the awesome great apes of Zoo Atlanta. Learn all about orangutans, gorillas and their cousins with interactive lessons. Wake to an exclusive guided tour of the Zoo, a behind-the-scenes peek at our ape building and the groovy opportunity to feed a great ape!
Tusks at Dusk
October 11
Discover the world of the largest living land mammal - the African elephant. Spend the evening learning about these majestic creatures through hands-on activities, crafts, observations through night-vision scopes and much more. Wake to an exclusive guided tour of the Zoo, a behind-the-scenes peek at our elephant barn and the unique opportunity to feed one of our pachyderm pals!

Program Information

  • Time: 6:00 p.m. through 10:30 a.m. the next morning
  • Family NightCrawlers cost per person




    Deluxe NightCrawlers cost per person

    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 less than 12 participants are registered.

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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