Take a Nap at Zoo Boise 

Friday, July 20

Constantly relinquishing bed surface area to your dog or cat? Why not spend a night with more space and slightly more exotic furry friends at Zoo Boise's Snooze at the Zoo overnight program. Guests can enjoy their favorite zoo exhibits, experience hands-on encounters with some of the zoo's more touchable critters and camp out for the night with zoo employees beginning Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. The overnight ends at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 21. Camping spaces are available on the zoo lawn or indoors in view of the lions, guaranteeing a wilder night than you'd get back at home wrestling Rover for pillow space.

Snooze at the Zoo offers activities for every kind of animal lover. Thrill seekers can explore the zoo at night and observe the nocturnal behavior of some of Boise's most exotic residents. The educationally inclined can participate in workshops led by zoo employees. And those seeking a relaxing snooze under the stars need go no further than Zoo Boise's expansive lawn.

Snooze at the Zoo is intended for the whole family, but Zoo Boise encourages families to only bring children 7 years or older. Zoo overnights cost $50 per person and include all programs offered during the night, an evening snack, breakfast and next-day admission to the zoo. Discounts are available for scout and school groups, Boise residents and zoo pass holders. Registration must be done through Fort Boise Community Center, by calling 208-608-7680 or at cityofboise.org. For more info or group reservations, call 208-384-4125, ext. 209.

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