Bring your family or group to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for a wild time.  Sleeping Bag Safaris are available year-round.  Children must be at least four years old.  One adult is required to attend with every 10 youth.  Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance.  All safaris run from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. unless otherwise stated.

    You don't have to travel half way across the world to take your family on an exotic vacation. Family sleeping bag safaris include a continental breakfast,snack and a visit from one of our Animal Ambassadors. Children must be 4 years of age and accompanied by an adult. Safaris are $37.00 per person (unless otherwise noted).  All sleeping bag safaris run 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. Family Sleeping Bag Safaris are only open to family units.  If you are a small group (i.e. Girls Scout or Boy Scout or Youth Group) please let us know so we can get your group into a Small Group Safari (please check out the dates below)       

2017 Dates For Family Sleeping Bag Safari/Wildlife Safari Park Campout Schedule

    Adult only tent camping.  Join us for an overnight program where adult guests spend the night at the zoo at our Safari Tent Camp site and get to experience our exhibits after hours.  The program includes an evening gourmet dinner and drinks, evening hike, movie, snacks, breakfast, morning hike and a free day at the zoo.

    Tents include one double cot or two single cots.  Each tent is 10' x 12' on spacious interior equipped with an electrical outlet, nightstand with lantern, area rug, dining table, two director chairs, and an oscillating fan.  Guests are asked to bring their own bedding and comfortable shoes for walking.

    Cost $100.00 *Price per person. For adults 21 and over. Single campers pay a minimum two-person tent price. There is a maximum 2 person occupancy per tent.

All Adult Campouts are sold out for the season.

Make the reservation process easy by filling out the reservation form.

    Small Group safaris are designed for schools, churches, boy scouts, girl scouts, or summer camps who cannot meet our 25 person large group safari minimum. Sleeping Bag Safaris are $37.00 per person (unless otherwise noted). All safaris run 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.

2017 Small Group Sleeping Bag Safari Schedule

Make the reservation process easy by filling out the reservation form.

    Large Group safaris. Groups of 25 or more participants can call and arrange a private overnight stay.  Schools, churches, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, summer camps, families and other groups that have a minimum of 25 people can reserve a campout date year-round. Choose from multiple packages for a unique and memorable experience.

Make the reservation process easy by filling out the reservation form.

Where Can My Group Sleep?

Sleeping Bag Safari Guidelines

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BlueCross Blue Shield

Through the generous support of BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska, a *free overnight experience at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is now available for select schools in Nebraska.  Free safaris are only available in the Education Classrooms, Durham Lodge, or the Wildlife Safari Park. 

BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska Guidelines - Please hand this out to all adult members of your group.

BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska reservation form - reservation form

*Nebraska schools outside of the Omaha or Lincoln metro area are eligible for a free campout.

Please call (402)738-2058 or email with questions.