Social Events

Join us at the Kansas City Zoo for an exclusive KCVMA Night at the Zoo!

Date:Saturday, July 14-15, 2018
Time:6:30PM July 14th to 8:00AM July 15th
Location:Kansas City Zoo
6800 Zoo Dr.
Kansas City, MO, 64132
Tickets:This event is FREE to KCVMA members. Members may register for 1 ticket and 1 guest ticket free of charge. 2 additional tickets may be purchased for $36 each. Contact Brian Ellis at for additional tickets. Space is limited, be sure to register soon! Registration is required by Thursday, May 31st.
IMPORTANT:Gates close at 7pm. Anyone arriving after will NOT be allowed inside.
Ages:All ages 6 and up are allowed to attend this event.

Please review the important information in regards to attending this event.

Admittance: Only participants who have pre-registered will be permitted to attend.

Arrival/Departure: Education staff will meet you between 6:45pm and 7:00pm in the Mane Parking Lot. Late-comers will not be accommodated. After all participants have checked in, staff will lead you to a secure parking area with the Zoo. This is a lock-in, so participants should plan on staying for the duration of the program. The overnight will end no later than 8:00am the following morning.

Accommodations: Sleeping arrangements will be on the floor in the Helzberg Penguin Plaza and may not be gender-specific. Public restrooms are available, but there are no shower facilities.

Meals: Dinner will NOT be served; please eat before you arrive. As part of the evening’s activities, a late-night snack will be provided. In the morning, a continental breakfast will be provided. Please make arrangements for participants with dietary needs and food allergies.

Dress: Dress for the weather! Wear comfortable shorts/pants, socks, and shoes.

Child Supervision: It is the responsibility of the adults in the group to supervise the children, accompanying children at all times – including restroom visits. One adult chaperone for every ten people under the age of 18 years is required to attend.

Security: The Overnight program staff is part of the Education Department and will be staying overnight with you. In addition, Zoo Security patrols the grounds throughout the night.

The Policies: No smoking on zoo grounds. A designated smoking area is available. The possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited.

What to bring: Sleeping bag, pillow, one carry-on (include toiletries, pajamas, etc.), air mattress (limited electrical outlets, blankets, camera, flashlight, floor mat.

What NOT to bring: Valuables, Alcohol, coolers, food/drink (other than water, dietary needs, and food allergy)