Zoo Snoozes

2018 Private Snoozes are FULL for the year. Please contact us at reserve@pdza.org to be added to a waiting list for 2018 and/or 2019.

Enjoy an evening of adventure at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium! Explore the secret world of the Zoo after dark, dive into hands-on activities, and learn more about your favorite Zoo animals.

Private Snoozes

Perfect for organized groups such as Scouts, church groups and schools: sleep with the sharks and discover the watery world of ocean creatures in our exciting Sea Snooze. These programs are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, so please call for availability.

Time: 7 pm Friday - 9:30 am Saturday
Ages: 5-18 with adults
Fees: Group of 12-19 participating youth: $50 per child
Group of 20+ participating youth: $40 per child
One adult free with every 5 children. One adult per five children must be present.
$15 per extra adult
Please note that a 10.1% sales tax fee will be added to each transaction

Program Deposit & Fees:  Zoo Snooze overnight programs require a non-refundable deposit, for complete details regarding fees and cancellation policy, please refer to your snooze contract.


Public snoozes - sold out for 2018

These special snoozes designed just for families with children - choose a program listed below, have fun, and meet new friends! These programs are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, so please call for availability.

Time: 7 pm Friday - 9:30 am Saturday
Ages: 5-12 with family
Fees: $65 for 1 adult and 1 child ($55 for Zoo members)
$15 for each additional family member
Please note that a 10.1% sales tax fee will be added to each transaction
Program Deposit & Fees: Programs are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservation is secured only when full payment is received. For cancellations made at least 14 days in advance of program date, an 80% refund will be given.

2018 Public Snooze Dates:

Spring Sanctuary Snooze (April 13-14)- FULL - Please contact us at reserve@pdza.org to be added to a waiting list.
A special snooze to celebrate spring - sleep in the Asia Dayroom with some swinging guests, participate in an animal egg hunt and construct a special springtime snack! Maximum of 20 participants.

Snoozin' on the Sound (September 21-22) - FULL
Bring the tent and camping gear along for a wild night at the zoo! Learn how to set up the perfect campsite, play special camp games, and enjoy a fabulous night under the stars at the zoo. Maximum of 20 participants.

Boo Snooze (October 19-20) - FULL - Please contact us at reserve@pdza.org to be added to a waiting list.
Spooky animal close encounters, nighttime stories and a special treasure hunt are guaranteed to put the howl in Halloween this year. Maximum of 20 participants.



Due to fire safety regulations, no child under 5 years of age may attend a Snooze. Each Snooze is limited to a maximum of 40 people and a minimum of 12, unless otherwise indicated. At least one adult is required for every five children.

Contact reserve@pdza.org for registration and additional information.
Read our program policies.

Participation Forms are required for all program attendees:
Participant Form for Children
Participant Form for Adults

To contact a staff person after 5 p.m. on the night of your Zoo Snooze, please call 253-888-2746.