Bunk with the Beasts

Family and Child-Only Overnights

Family and Child-Only OvernightsCome and spend a night at Denver Zoo! You will explore the zoo and its exhibits, learn about different animals, and participate in games and activities. There is so much to discover when the crowds are gone and the sun goes down, so grab your friends and family and join us for Bunk with the Beasts and CampOuts!


Bunk with the Beasts

  • Members: $68 per person
  • Non-Members: $78 per person


  • Members: $80 per person
  • Non-Member: $86 per person


Scholarships available, apply during registration. More information on Access to Awe Scholarships can be found here.

Dates & Times

Programs run from 6:00pm - 10:00am the next day


Wild Lights, Wild Winter Family Bunk

2020 dates not yet announced

Zoo Year's Eve Child-only Bunk


I Love the Zoo Child-only Bunk

2021 date not yet announced

Family CampOUTs

6:00pm – 10:00am (next morning)


Program Information


Ages 5 – 12

Zoo Year’s Eve (New Year’s Eve)
Children are invited to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a sleepover at a Denver Zoo Bunk with the Beasts adventure! They will explore Zoo Lights, learn about animals and celebrate the New Year in a safe and fun environment. Parents can enjoy a night out on the town.

I Love the Zoo (Valentine’s Day)
Children are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a sleepover at a Denver Zoo Bunk with the Beasts adventure! From peacocks to primates and pachyderms, participants will visit some of the Zoo’s most beloved animals while their parents enjoy a night out! Kids will make a special valentine for a zoo animal and have fun at this special kids-only sleepover in Denver Zoo’s onsite Gates Education Center. The evening includes pizza dinner, snack and full breakfast.



Ages 5 and Up

Wild Lights, Wild Winter

Kick-off the holiday season with a special Zoo Lights "Bunk with the Beasts" overnight! Together, you and your family will enjoy dinner, hot cocoa and crafts and a variety of activities that explore how animals survive even the coldest of winters. Stroll through our lights display and wake up to a warm breakfast and a before-hours private tour of the Zoo.


June - September | 5 years and up with accompanying adult

Bunk with the Beasts CampOUTs are an overnight adventure for your family at Denver Zoo. You'll enjoy private tours of the Zoo after hours, a campout dinner on zoo grounds, live animal encounters, and campfire treats. Conclude the evening by camping out underneath the stars in our safari tents and enjoy breakfast in the morning!

Cancellations and Refunds

This is a nonrefundable program. We encourage you to find age-appropriate substitutes if your participants cannot attend. Your overnight adventure will take place in any type of weather. Outdoor activities occur “rain, snow, or shine” so please bring appropriate clothing and gear. If the Zoo must cancel a program due to weather, transfers or full refunds will be issued.

Important Information

Download the Important Information PDF to make sure you're ready for your overnight.