Slumber Safari

SKU: SlumberSafari

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Sleep Under the Stars at the Racine Zoo!

2022 Themed Days:

Bird Bonanza | Saturday, June 25 – Sunday, June 26, 2022 | 5PM – 9AM

Meet Gumby, our laughing kookaburra, in person as he flies over your heads, and visit one of our raptors for an animal chat and some evening enrichment. Enjoy a bird-themed craft and zoo tour as a part of this fantastic experience!

Crazy Camouflage | Saturday, July 23 – Sunday, July 24, 2022 | 5PM – 9AM

Learn all about how our amazing animals around the Zoo stay hidden through your guided tour, including an up-close and personal meet-and-greet with Dewey, our giant African spurred tortoise! Create your own crazy camouflage animal craft and meet a variety of amazing ambassador animals!

Animals of the Serengeti | Saturday, Aug. 13 – Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 | 5PM – 9AM

Discover the animals that call the Serengeti home, including an up-close encounter with our Masai giraffes, the tallest giraffes in the world! Meet some of the smaller animals of Africa in an ambassador encounter, and complete a themed craft during your Zoo adventure!

About The Experience

Are you looking for a social distanced, outdoor, fun family event? Look no further than the Racine Zoo’s Slumber Safari! The night begins with entering the Zoo just as we’re closing, setting up your tents while hearing our tiger’s nightly roars or our primates end of day calling. Once you’re all set, it’s time to visit an animal for a behind-the-scenes encounter. Then, join your fellow campers at separate picnic tables to enjoy a pizza dinner, or bring your own food! Each camper will also complete a craft that matches that slumber safari’s theme.
After dinner, the fun continues with a visit from some of our ambassador animals. If that wasn’t enough animal time (and it never is!), your family will then be treated to a late night, themed tour of our Zoo. See how the animals behave differently when our guests are gone and the sun is setting, before wrapping up the night with s’mores around the campfire near our pavilion overlooking Lake Michigan. After a night under the stars in your tent, wrap up with individually wrapped continental breakfast items, and enjoy complimentary admission to the Zoo the next day.


Sign Up!

Scroll down to register online or download and fill out the registration form here.


Cost: $70 per participant; 10% discount for members (Discount applies to the same number of admissions covered by your membership maximum.)

$25 per tent rental (We have both 4 person and 8 person tents)

Pre-registration is required.

  • Please complete one form per group and be sure to complete one release form for each participant.
  • All payments are non-refundable.
  • All participants must be at least 6 years of age. Guests under 6 may be admitted with special permission, but may not be able to participate in all activities.
  • All registrations must be received no later than the Monday prior to the event by 5:00pm.

For more information or to book a program, please email us at or call (262) 635-7959. All behind the scenes encounters subject to change due to COVID conditions or animal concerns.


Return completed forms to:




Conservation Education Department
Racine Zoo
200 Goold Street
Racine, WI 53402


Want a more personal experience? Ask about our private Slumber Safaris! Minimum 20 guests. Smaller groups are welcome to pay for 20 guests with fewer in attendance. Email or call (262) 635-7959.


Masks are required inside buildings and near animals. See our current COVID-19 policy. Sanitation stations will be located nearby for your safety.


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If doing a group registration (15 or more people), please skip this step.
Limited tents available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will receive an email confirmation regarding your tent request.
Please type the type of group attending (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, school group, etc.)