Slumber Safari

Sleep Under the Stars at the Racine Zoo!

September 26 – 27, 2020  |  5PM – 9AM  |  Racine Zoo

THEME: Creatures of the Night

Are you looking for a social distanced, outdoors, 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, and 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 with the Zoo’s giraffes and offer them an evening snack. Then, join your fellow campers at separate picnic tables to enjoy a pizza dinner, or bring your own food!
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 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!


Your Slumber Safari Includes:

• Pizza dinner

• A guided, themed tour throughout the zoo

• Animal ambassador encounter

• A behind-the-scenes experience with one of our animals

• Hands on, themed crafts

• S’mores by the campfire

• Breakfast the following morning


Want a more personal experience? Ask about our private Slumber Safaris! Minimum 30 guests. Email or call 262.636.9580.


Pre-registration is required.

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:




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

Contact the Conservation Education Department at 262-636-9580 or for any questions.


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.