Children ages 6 and up, accompanied by a parent or guardian, are invited to the “Family Night Owls Overnight Adventure” on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. This unique opportunity to spend the night at the Zoo is a nocturnal adventure that families will never forget! Activities include, but are not limited to, up-close animal encounters, night tours of the Zoo, crafts, games, a pizza snack and a continental breakfast.
“We are proud to offer children and adults throughout South Florida a unique opportunity to learn about zoos, their inhabitants, and wildlife conservation,” said Kristen Cytacki, Director of Education for the Zoo. “Our fundamental goal is to provide families with an entertaining adventure, that is also educational and memorable.”
An educator will meet guests at the front of the Zoo at 6:30 p.m. The program begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 8:30 a.m. the following morning. Overnights usually sleep in the pioneer house in the Florida section of the Zoo. Guests should bring a sleeping bag, pillow, air mattresses or cots (able to bring but not necessary), sleeping pad, flashlight, bug repellent lotion, camera and a change of clothes. Outside food is not permitted. The overnight will only be cancelled if the weather is deemed severe/hazardous. Pre-registration is required.
To register, visit the Zoo’s website at http://www.palmbeachzoo.org/family-overnights, or contact the Zoo’s education coordinator at (561) 547-WILD ext. 229.