Wild Nights Overnight EdVentures

Ever wonder what happens at the aquarium at night after the lights go out? Then this is a program for you and your friends. Bring your sleeping bag and enjoy an engaging evening with live animal encounters, moonlight tours, and more.

Please note:

  • Pre-registration and payment is required for all guests.
  • Please advise of any dietary needs or special accommodations when registering.
  • Guest must be 5 years and older.
  • 1 adult chaperone (21+) is required for every 4 children (17 and under).

Family Overnights

  • Spring Overnight

    March 22nd, 2019
    6:00 PM – 7:00 AM
    $75 Non-Member/$67.50 Member

  • African Safari

    May 31st, 2019
    6:00 PM – 7:00 AM
    $75 Non-Member/$67.50 Member

    Africa might seem dry, hot, and arid, but when the sun goes down, everything comes to life! From pythons and hedgehogs to the large cats like lions, we will explore the amazing continent with engaging crafts, activities, and live animals native to Africa. What a night it will be when you spend it in Africa!
  • Monsters in the Museum

    October 19th, 2019
    6:00 PM – 7:00 AM
    $75 Non-Member/$67.50 Member

    When the lights go out the museum walls come to life within Wonders of Wildlife. Bring your family and have a spooktacular night learning about the monsters in the museum.
  • Penguin Party

    December 27th, 2019
    6:00 PM – 7:00 AM
    $75 Non-Member/$67.50 Member

    Come party with the penguins here at Wonders of Wildlife! We’ll take a close look at our flightless friends and how they battle even the coldest of days. Join us for live animal encounters, educational activities, and a fun, cool night surrounded by amazing creatures!


Private Party Overnights

Request an Overnight

Please note:

  • Must book at least 1 month in advance.
  • Non-refundable deposit of $200 is due at booking.
  • Minimum of 15 participants ages 5 and up.
  • Maximum of 50 participants.
  • Conditions and Policies

  • Wonders of Wildlife

    Includes Aquarium & Wildlife Galleries

    Share the wonder of nature through an inspirational journey around the world celebrating people who hunt, fish and act as stewards of the land and water.

    • Child:
    • Adult:

Important Overnight Information

Overnight Includes

  • Pizza Dinner (pizza, lemonade, vegetable tray)
  • Popcorn Snack
  • Continental Breakfast (juice, cereal, fruit, muffins/donuts
  • Activities
  • Access to WOW Museum and Aquarium prior to the Overnight EdVenture
  • Souvenir backpack and patch

Guests Should Bring

  • A pillow
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pajamas
  • Next day clothing
  • Personal toiletries

Optional Items

  • Sleeping pad
  • Ear plugs
  • Adults may bring a twin size air mattress no larger than 39” x 75” x 7”

Prohibited Items

  • Flash lights
  • Headlamps
  • Radios
  • White noise machines
  • Cots/double stack cots


Sample Overnight Schedule

  • 10:00 am – 5:45 pm: Self-guided tour of the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum or Aquarium
  • 6:00 pm: Check-in/Ice Breaker Games
  • 6:30 pm: Dinner
  • 7:00 pm: Animal Presentation
  • 7:30 pm: Hands on activity
  • 8:30 pm: Transition to Sleeping Area
  • 9:00 pm: Aquarium Scavenger Hunt
  • 10:00 pm: Scavengers Return/Snack/Setup for bed
  • 10:30 pm: Movie / Bed
  • 12:00 am: All lights out
  • 7:00 am: Rise and shine/Cleanup sleeping area
  • 7:45 am: Breakfast/Goodbyes


Scholarships are available for the following types of programs at Wonders of Wildlife: EdVenture Programs, Homeschool EdVentures, Tiny Tot EdVentures, Parent-Child EdVentures, Overnight EdVentures, and WOW School. The Wonders of Wildlife Financial Scholarship is intended to allow under-resourced children to take part in Conservation EdVenture Programs. Each request will be reviewed and awarded based on need by the Director of Conservation Programs. Please be aware that 100% scholarships are not awarded and you will be asked on the application how much you can contribute to the cost of the program.

Please complete all parts of the request to be considered for the scholarship. After requests are reviewed, recipients will be notified by phone or e-mail.

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For questions, contact the education department at:
Phone: 417-225-1162
Email: edu@wondersofwildlife.org