Slumber Safari

Sleep Under the Stars at the Racine Zoo!

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!

 

Bird Bonanza

Saturday, May 29 – Sunday, May 30, 2021 | 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

Friday, June 11 – Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 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!

 

Nighttime Natives

Saturday, July 10 – Sunday, July 11, 2021 | 5PM – 9AM

Meet our resident Andean bear, Diamond, and learn how our native black bears stay out of sight. Visit with other nocturnal animals, both from our ambassadors and around the Zoo, and create your own nighttime native craft!

 

Animals of the Serengeti

Friday, August 13 – Saturday, August 14, 2021 | 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!

 

 

Pre-registration is required.

 

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

 

Cost: $70 per participant

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

Download the Registration Form here

  • 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.

 

Return completed forms to:

Email: 

education@racinezoo.org 

or

Mail: 

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

 

Want a more personal experience? Ask about our private Slumber Safaris! Minimum 30 guests. Email education@racinezoo.org or call (262) 635-7959.

 

Masks and social distancing required while socializing. Masks may be taken off while eating/drinking, but must be replaced after. Sanitation stations will be located nearby for your safety. Bring your own mask or we can provide you with one.