Wild Nights at Wonders of Wildlife

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.

Overnight Includes

  • Dinner
  • Snack
  • Breakfast
  • Activities
  • Access to the WOW Museum and Aquarium prior to the Overnight EdVenture
  • Souvenir backpack and patch

Guests Should Bring

  • A pillow, sleeping bag, tennis shoes, pajamas, and personal toiletries
  • Optional: Sleeping pad, ear plugs. Adults may bring a twin size air mattress or cot.
  • Prohibited items: flash lights, headlamps, radios

Wild Nights Family Overnight

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)
  • Monsters in the Museum

    October 20 - 21, 6:00 PM – 7:30 AM -- $75 per person

    Registration Deadline: October 12th

    When the lights go out the museum comes alive. There are real live monster living within the walls of Wonders of Wildlife. Bring your family and have a spooktacular night learning about the monsters in the museum.

  • Wild Nights in the Canyon

    November 3 - 4, 5:00 PM – 8:15 AM -- $75 per person

    Have you ever wanted to explore the canyon after dark? If so, this is a program for you and your friends. Bring your sleeping bag and join us for a nocturnal safari including a twilight tram ride, moonlight hike, and more!

  • Winter Overnight

    December 28 - 29, 6:00 PM – 7:30 AM -- $75 per person

    Registration Deadline: December 21st

    Get out of the cold, and dive into a family overnight adventure at Wonders of Wildlife. Explore, discover, and learn about the aquarium after dark with dinner, activities, and more.


Wild Nights Private Event

Request a Wild Nights Private Event

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


Sample Overnight Schedule

  • TBD – 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

Animal Presentation Topics

  • Oceans
  • Discovering Nature with Lewis & Clark
  • Wild Nights
  • Show Me Wildlife
  • The Slimy and the Scaly
  • Wonders in the Sky
  • Or ask about filling merit badge requirements

For questions contact the education department at:
Phone: 888-222-6060
Email: gregistration@wondersofwildlife.org