Family 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


Tusks at Dusk
March 18
Join the herd! Feed an elephant! 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!
The Vet Is In!
April 15
Spend the night with us and learn about the commitment and hard work our veterinarians dedicate to our animals. With a behind-the-scenes look and some up-close encounters with our program animals, you’ll learn what it takes to keep our animals healthy!  
Zoo Technology
May 20

Use the same technology as real field researchers while searching for an elusive Zoo Atlanta animal! Meet animal ambassadors up close, go on a behind-the-scenes tour, and enjoy a continental breakfast in the morning!


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 NightCrawler cost per person



Non-Member $65

Tusks at Dusk NightCrawler cost per person

Member $100


Click "Register Online" button to see additional dates.





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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