ZZZs Under the Seas

Overnight Visits

Sleep with the fishes and snooze with the sharks at the Texas State Aquarium! Join us for an overnight adventure full of excitement and discovery as your group participates in evening programs and hands-on activities. Each overnight experience includes a bedtime snack and breakfast the following morning. Admission to the Aquarium the following day is included for all camp-ins.

  • You must register for programs at least two weeks in advance.
  • Participants must be at least six years old in order to participate in a camp-in.
  • A minimum ratio of one adult for every ten students attending is required.
  • To contact us for more information or to register by phone or email, please call (361) 881-1201 or email educationprograms@txstateaq.org.
  • For more information and to make a reservation, use the online reservation form below.
  • All participants are required to bring a signed waiver. Review the waiver here

Please exercise great care in counting your group. The exact number of persons and final payment are due two weeks prior to your camp-in date. The number of attendees may not increase or decrease after the two week guarantee, and no refunds can be made after that date. Please contact your group leader with questions regarding your overnight stay.

Beginning in 2019, overnights will begin at 6:30 p.m. They will not include dinner but will include an evening snack and hot breakfast.  Please be sure to eat dinner before you arrive.

Overnights Available for All Types of Groups

  • Private Overnights

    Discover the wonders of the Aquarium’s habitats, from the open ocean to the colorful coral depths, as your group treks through the aquarium on its own personalized adventure. Observe evening and late night behaviors, discover the amazing adaptations our aquarium animals use to survive, and complete a challenge at the end of the night. There is no better way to make new friends and connect with nature than camping in at the Texas State Aquarium! Click here to download the 2018 Leader Packet.

    If your school, scout, or other group would like to reserve a private overnight, you must have a minimum of 25 participants. A minimum of one adult chaperone per ten campers is required, and all participants must be at least six years old.

    Please exercise great care in counting your group. The exact number of people and final payment are due two weeks prior to your camp-in date. The number of attendees may not increase or decrease after the two week guarantee, and no refunds can be made after that date. Please contact your group leader with questions regarding your overnight stay.

    2018 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8 a.m. |dinner and continental breakfast included

    2019 Time: 6:30 p.m.-8 a.m.   |bedtime snack and hot breakfast included   

     $57 per person | Minimum: 25 people – Maximum: 75 people

  • Family Overnights

    Bring your family or small group to sleep with the fish at the Texas State Aquarium! Discover the aquarium after dark as you participate in after-hours guided tours and activities, experience a Dive Show, and have an up-close encounter with one of our animal ambassadors. To contact us for more information or to reserve spots for your group, please call (361)-881-1201 or email educationprograms@txstateaq.org.

    Scheduled Dates: October 12, 2018
    Program Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m. Nonmembers: $57/person Members: $50/person

    This program is for families with children ages 6 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Please note, if your date does not reach the minimum number of participants required within two weeks of the event, we may need to cancel the event.

    *Registration Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018

  • Scout Nights

    Bring your troop to spend the night at the Aquarium by choosing one of our Scout Nights! To contact us for more information or to reserve spots for your group, please call (361)-881-1201 or email educationprograms@txstateaq.org. Registration closes two weeks before the event.

    Girl Scouts (All Ages): November 20, 2018
    Join other Girl Scout troops as you learn about the animals and the habitats that our aquarium residents call home. Each night includes an up-close encounter with one of our animal ambassadors, a dive show, and a sleeping spot near the animals.

    Check back soon for 2019 Girl Scout Badge and Cub Scout nights!

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