Don’t Miss the Miami Zoo Big Cat-Nap Campout: February 9, 2013

January 17, 2013 by

Miami Zoo Gorilla

If you’ve planned a visit south to Florida in February, don’t miss the Miami Zoo Big Cat Campout on February 9. This is the 10th annual campout and a fun opportunity for the whole family to camp, serenaded by the sounds of the wild provided by the Miami Metro Zoo animals.

How the Big Cat Nap Campout Works

To take part in the Big Cat Nap Campout, you have to register ahead of time. Registration forms can be downloaded on their website and then emailed to [email protected].

Children must be at least six years old and in the first grade to take part. To make the camping adventure complete, the zoo provides a campfire. It’s a great place to gather with other campers, make new friend, and munch on S’Mores!

Miami Zoo Tiger

Special-Behind-the-Scenes Opportunity

Campers won’t just be sitting in their tents singing songs and telling stories, or even gathering around the campfire making friends. The Big Cat Nap Campout offers campers a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Miami zoo with a knowledgeable keeper/guide to lead the way.

Up-close views of pre-selected animals will create memorable experiences the whole family will talk about in years to come.

Miami Zoo Giraff

Bring Your Own Gear

Campers bring their own camping gear and set up camp in the Miami Zoo’s “grasslands.” The area opens to campers starting at 6:15 p.m. on February 9th and campers don’t have to break camp until 8:30 a.m. the next morning.

A Continental style breakfast is provided in the morning, and once you’ve stowed away your gear, campers get into the Miami Zoo for free.

The Miami Zoo

If you’ve never visited the Miami Zoo, it offers a selection of more 2,000 animals and over 1,200 plants in its zoological park and gardens. It’s a favorite with kids and adults as they learn about and enjoy the antics of animal residents. 

Photo credits: emerille, Mr. Usaji, Mr. Usaji

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