Have you ever wondered what some of the reptiles do at night while we are sleeping? Well now is your chance to find out with our “Camping with Crocodiles” overnight events at the zoo. This can be scheduled on Friday or Saturday nights during the Spring, Fall, or Winter
Who Can Come?
The Camp-In program is designed for kids grades Kindergarten and up and their adult leaders. There needs to be a minimum adult-to-youth ratio of 1:10 within your group.
There is a minimum group size of 18 people and a maximum of 80.
What Does It Cost?
The Camp-In rates for 2014 are:
Camp-In (with Dinner and Breakfast) rate is $35 per person (Youth or Adult).
Camp starts at 6:30pm and ends the following morning at 9am. After you’ve checked in and unloaded you’ll enjoy a dinner of pizza, salad, cookies, and drink. After dinner you’ll move to our amphitheatre for an “Everglades Encounter”, complete with an opportunity to pet one of our snakes and alligators. Following the show, time will be provided for exploring the zoo. Next you can choose to watch a reptile movie or take part in a course which will complete most of the requirements for the reptile merit badge. Then it’s time for a flashlight safari of the zoo to see some of our nocturnal animals. Breakfast consists of cereal, donuts, milk, and juice.
Approximate Events Schedule
7:15pm Everglades Encounter Show (includes small alligator and snake petting)
7:45pm Explore the Zoo
8:30pm Movie or Reptile Merit Badge
10pm Flashlight Safari
10:30pm Set up Camp
11pm Lights Out
7am Wake-up/Pack up
8am Picture with a Reptile
9am Check Out
For more information please call 1-507-455-1465.