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San Diego Zoo Sleepover Review

Looking to sleep over at the zoo? Check out our review of our San Diego Zoo sleepover we did! So much fun, activities and entering the zoo when it’s closed to see the animals.

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Have you ever been to the zoo? Most of us have but have you ever experienced the San Diego Zoo sleepover?? That’s right, you get to sleep inside the zoo! Let us share how fun it was with you. Special thanks goes out to the San Diego Zoo for sponsoring our trip. (originally published 8/16)

San Diego Zoo Sleepover

I know it already looks fun right??!! Well let me backtrack to earlier that day. Lionsgate invited us to a special event last weekend in support of their new animated film The Wild Life.  

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Not only did we get to attend an advance screening before it comes out but they also hosted our family at a private sleepover. We love getting a sneak peek and my younger two are obsessed with animals!

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After that we were all geared up to learn all about the animals we saw in the movie like our favorite characters Mak (parrot) and Pango (pangolin), and tent it inside the zoo!!

Once we got to the San Diego Zoo and parked there was a truck ready to mark our bags and let us know what tent we would be in. Then we headed in to learn about a few of the cute creatures we just saw on screen!

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There were animals outside and inside the small auditorium where they talked about conservation and brought kids up on stage too.

There was a lot to do before we settled down for the night and might I say we were sleepy once the evening was over. It was so much fun, this is what we did when we got to the camping area.

Southern California Zoo Sleepover

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san diego zoo sleepover

Roar and Snore San Diego Zoo

We went on a double decker bus tour of the zoo which was fun and got to see many of the animals high atop all the others. Then it was time to set up the tent so after we were done with our activities we could hit the hay. 😉

My kids love camping! They provided foam mats for us to put our sleeping bags on so it was actually quite comfortable at night.

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candy wrapper craft
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Roar and snore camping

Then it was time for dinner and night time activities!! We were broken up into groups and rotated from making s’mores with friends, to making a cute duct tape/candy wrapper purse craft.

There was a night time scavenger hunt thru the zoo when it was closed too!!! Yes, we got to hike thru the zoo, see the animals, and search for clues together with friends after the zoo had closed to the public. Now THAT is fun!! Then it was time for bed….and more fun came in the morning!

We got to get somewhat close and personal with a few animals which was fun! The whole experience was a weekend to remember for sure and a great way to not only learn about animals, but spend time with other families as well.

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The San Diego Zoo sleepover program isn’t available for individual families, but if you get a group together or plan an adventure like this with a troop and their families it would be a great adventure. You can find out more regarding booking your sleepover stay at the zoo here.

The Wild Life opens in theaters everywhere on September 9th so mark your calendars and let us know what you thought. Until then have fun with some wild life coloring pages here. Enjoy!


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Brenda Gordils

Sunday 23rd of October 2022

Love San Diego zoo , all the animals ❤️

The Typical Mom

Monday 24th of October 2022

Us too

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