This overnight event includes:
- A delicious buffet dinner, including dishes like terriyaki chicken, pasta, salad, and dessert
- An evening tour of the Zoo as the animals are getting ready for bed or waking up for their “day”.
- S’mores around a campfire before hitting your tent for the night
- Educational events such as checking out the bio-display, learning bio-facts, playing interactive games, and making crafts
- A continental breakfast in the morning, including muffins, croissants, and juice
- A morning tour to see what happens at the Zoo before we open.
What Is Not Included?
- Camping equipment is not included, all guests are required to bring their own tent
- The buffet dinner and breakfast are included
- Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
- Advance purchase is required, and tours do sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day that you prefer, please book well in advance! Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone with a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
- Is there an age limit?
- Children of all ages are welcome to attend and children under 3 are free. Please note that any children age 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
- Can we take pictures during our visit?
- Absolutely! Photos and video are both allowed.
- Do I have to stay with the group, or can I wander?
- During any of our tours, all participants must stay with the group. IF you would like to wander the zoo on your own, you can come visit during normal hours: 9 am to 4:30 pm.
- Are there restrooms?
- Yes, there are restrooms available on all of our events.
- What happens in the case of bad weather?
- Programs are held, rain or shine.
- Are pets allowed?
- No, pets are not allowed in the zoo or on any of our tours.
- Is parking available at the zoo?
- The Zoo parking lot entrance is on Kapahulu Ave and charges one dollar per hour. The Waikiki Shell parking lot across the street on Monsarrat Ave has free parking.
- Is the zoo wheelchair and stroller accesible?
- Yes, the zoo as well as all tours offered are wheelchair accessible.
- Can we explore the park on our own after hours?
- No, you must stay with your group if you book an after hours tour of the zoo.
- Is there a charge for visiting the Zoo the next day?
- No, there is no charge!
- Do we have to bring our own tent?
- Yes, all guests must bring their own tent!
- Besides the s'mores, are there any other evening pre-sleep activities?
- The activities vary, but there is a classroom facility where the group does crafts, learns bio-facts, checks out skulls and skins, and plays interactive games.
- What kind of food is served at breakfast?
- We offer a Continental Breakfast that consists of food such as muffins, juice, and croissants.
- What type of food is served for dinner?
- There is a full menu that can vary depending on which day you attend the event. The dinner is served buffet style and some of the options include teriyaki chicken, pasta, salad, and dessert.
- Are there showers available?
- No, while there are restrooms available for guests to use, there are no showering facilities.
- Are there vegetarian options?
- Yes, there are vegetarian friendly items in the buffet.
- What kind of things happen after closing and before opening?
- All guests will go on a tour to see the animals in the desk. Some animals, such as the hyenas, are not out during the day so this tour offers the perfect opportunity to see them. In the morning, guests will see the zoo keepers feed and clean the animals.
- What are the evening activities?
- The activities vary, but the educator leading the event will put together a program of activities. Common programs include checking out the classroom facility and learning about the skulls and skins the Zoo displays, playing interactive games, doing a craft, and learning about other bio-facts.
- How long are the evening and morning tours?
- Each tour is 30 minutes long.
- Where in the park do you camp? Does a park ranger camp with the group?
- We will camp on the lawn and there is always a zoo educator camping with the group.
- Do you offer gift certificates?
- Yes, gift certificates are available and they make perfect gifts for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate, please click on the link that says "Contact HonoluluZoo" on the left side of the page.
- Do you offer private Snoozes?
- Yes, we offer private Snoozes and customized tours for birthdays, corporate events, or any other occasion. In order to schedule or receive information about setting up a private tour, please click on the link that says "Contact Honolulu Zoo" on the left side of the page.
- Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.
- Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.
- Activity may be cancelled due to severe weather.
- The activity usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions, but the seller may cancel the activity up to an hour before the start time in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. If the seller cancels the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule tickets (subject to availability) or receive credit for a future event.
- Members must show proof of membership at check-in.
- All participants who purchase member tickets must show proof of membership at check-in. Members can apply the member rate for anyone in their party.
- Camping equipment is not included. All participants must bring their own tent.
- The camping equipment is not included in the price of the ticket. All participants are required to bring a tent.
The 300 acre parcel was primarily a marshland of old fish ponds, lagoons and islands. In 1877, it was officially opened as Queen Kapiolani Park. Appointed Park Association members developed the unpromising land with the help of royal subsidies to display the King’s private bird collection and to feature a horseracing track.
Honolulu Zoo Mission
The mission of the Honolulu Zoo is to inspire the stewardship of our living world by providing meaningful experiences to our guests. The Zoo emphasizes Pacific Tropical ecosystems and our traditional values of malama (caring) and ho’okipa (hospitality).
Honolulu Zoo Society Mission
The Honolulu Zoological Society’s mission is to foster an appreciation of our living world by supporting and advocating environmental education, recreation, biological study and conservation activities at the Honolulu Zoo.