Black & White Overnight is Back!

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Make enrichment toys for Yun Zi during Black & White Overnight!

Hello, fellow bloggers and panda fans, I have great news: we are bringing back our Black & White Overnight sleepover! After hearing such great feedback from last year’s Black & White Overnight campers, we have decided to add a second weekend option for families on Saturday, July 23! But, if this event isn’t quite your cut of bamboo, we will also have an adults-only version (for ages 21 and older) that will be offered on Saturday, July 30.

Both evenings will start out with fun activities, including black and white trivia with Dr. Zoolittle and one of his black-and-white buddies, an exclusive bus tour, and up-close interactions with a few of our animal ambassadors (of the black-and-white variety, of course!). From there, you will be spoiled with delicious desserts and a presentation from one of the Zoo’s panda researchers. For the family sleepover, Dr. Zoolittle will perform a special show just for the kids during the researcher presentation. After the presentation (and when the Zoo is officially closed to the public), our educators will lead you on an intimate “Night Prowl” down into the canyon, where you will get an up-close look at some of our nocturnal animals.

A delicious dinner will be provided, along with a private breakfast at Canyon Café, where the next black-and-white adventures will begin. Around mid-July, the San Diego Zoo’s new Panda Trek (see video) exhibit will make its debut. If all goes according to plan (we’re crossing our fingers!), you will have an exclusive opportunity to be some of the first trekkers to experience the new Panda Trek exhibit!

I will leave the other fun details to those of you who attend, but last year’s Black & White Overnight sold out FAST! I expect this event will, too. To register or to learn more about the Black & White Overnight, please click here.

I am so excited to be a part of this special event, and I hope to see you there!

Tristen Tucker is a senior educator at the San Diego Zoo.

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