Parent’s Night/Day Off!

Parent Night/Day Off Let us look after your kids for you!

Hey parents, looking to have some time away without the kids? Why not bring them to us while you enjoy a few hours to yourselves?

Even though they are for kids, Parent’s Night/Days Off are designed with adults in mind - we offer a safe, fun-filled environment where you can drop off your children knowing they will have a blast playing and learning about wildlife. We will feed them, then take them on a guided walk in the Zoo to visit with the animals. Afterward, we will head back to our auditorium to meet an animal up-close and play some games. If it’s an evening program, we end the night with a movie on the big screen. We guarantee you will pick them up happier, smarter, and best of all, exhausted! It's a win-win all ‘round!

Important Information

Age Requirements: Children ages 4 - 10 years old, must be potty trained.
Program Time: 5:30pm - 10:00pm (evenings) 10:00am - 2:30pm (daytime)
Availability: Fridays (evening only) Saturdays (evenings and daytime) and Sundays (daytime only).
12/11/15 Day - Happy Holidays!
2/13/16 Night - Valentine’s Day Eve

Program Fee: $45.00 per child and $30.00 for each additional sibling.
Ratio and Capacity: We try to keep a 1 to 5 adult to child ratio. Please note program capacity can change based on the number of staff working the program. Please contact our Education Programs Associate for current capacities.

Registration Information

To make a reservation, download the Parent’s Day/Night Out Request Form, complete and fax it to (510) 729-7324 or email it to the Education Programs Associate. Our programs are very popular, so we recommend that you send in or email your request form at least 2 weeks in advance.

Your payment is due in full at the time of reservation. Please note that once you register and pay your fee, we are not able to offer refunds for cancellations.

One change to your reservation date can be made as long as it is requested at least 14 days prior to your originally-scheduled program. Should you need to make a change, we will gladly work with you to reschedule a later date, if space is available, and any previous payments will be applied to the new reservation.

For more information and movie titles please call (510) 632-9525 ext. 220 or email our Education Programs Associate.

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