Sleepovers at Busch Gardens are packed with so much fun and learning (shhh, don't tell them), who has time to sleep? Imagine sleeping overlooking tigers or feeding giraffe breakfast.
Join us for a nighttime adventure that begins at the end of a day—and explore the park in a whole new way! Sleepovers are one-night adventures that begin at 6:00 p.m. and end the next morning at 9:00 a.m. Participants sleep in a variety of venues based on the theme of the sleepover and the size of the group. All sleepovers include dinner, breakfast, a Camp T-shirt and water bottle for each participant. All you need to bring is sleeping gear and good walking shoes!
Educators After Dark Sleepover
Kids aren't the only ones having fun at the zoo! These just-for-teachers nights will allow you to network with educators from around the state, share ideas and brainstorm a plan of action that encourages students to get involved. Busch Gardens® Tampa's Education staff facilitates standards-based, interdisciplinary activities and provides take-home curriculum.
Jack Hanna Family Fun
Join us for a night of family fun, animal interactions and an hour-long visit with Jack Hanna. Enjoy an evening of wild activities while encountering animal nightlife in Edge of Africa. Spend some quality time with Jack Hanna as he shares a few tales about his travels. At the end of the evening's quest, sleep overnight in one of our secure on-site venues.
Summer Nights Family Sleepover
Nothing brings your family together and helps beat the summer heat like experiencing thrilling roller coasters, world-class shows and up close encounters with nocturnal creatures. Explore the park after dark and experience colorful nightlife. After an evening full of adventure, camp out in Tiger Lodge overlooking the tiger habitat, one of our secure on-site sleeping venues.
Christmas Town Family Fun Sleepover
Receive “V.F.F.” (Very Festive Family) treatment for a night of holiday adventure in the company of Christmas Town specialists! Don’t miss this great opportunity for families to slow down and celebrate this special time together!
Night Tales Sleepover
Join us for an overnight storytelling adventure! Embark on a journey to learn tales from some of the richest cultures on the planet. Watch and learn about the animals that star in these stories and what they mean to the people who live alongside them.
Teams of sleepover participants will negotiate through Jungala in a test of their combined wildlife knowledge and ability to solve puzzles. Groups will compete to reach the conservation Trunk of Knowledge at a final destination using clues, communication and navigational skills.
Survival of the Fittest Sleepover
In the animal world, only the strong survive. Lucky for you, you have the help of your friends. Team building is the name of the game here, for humans and animals. Learn about natural selection and survival strategies, while having wild adventures all your own.
Physics Day Sleepover
The Physics Day Sleepover is designed to extend Physics Day activities into the evening. Join us for an action-packed evening either the night before or the night of Physics Day.
Jungala Jubilee Birthday Sleepover
Get ready for the WILDest birthday party ever. Enjoy a unique pajama party and meet jungle animals--tigers, orangutans and more! Play in Treetop Trails at Jungala and trek Tiger Trail before bed. Sleep across from Bengal tigers in Tiger Lodge to create a unique birthday memory that lasts a lifetime.
Feel the fright all night. Get the creepy R.I.P. treatment while touring haunted houses and walking through unimaginable scare zones. Twist and turn on high-rise roller coasters in the dark chill of the evening. And plan to meet some "creatures of the night" who specialize in making meals from the recently dead.
Sleepover Add On - Park Admission
Add park admission on to your sleepover with a day at Busch Gardens.
Sleepover Add On - Serengeti Safari
Add on the opportunity to hand-feed a giraffe on a Serengeti Safari. Truck across the Serengeti Plain accompanied by a Busch Gardens education specialist. Sleepover participants will encounter zebra, antelopes, and other African wildlife up close and learn how they can help protect endangered and threatened species.