Overnight Camps at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Sleepover Reservations

Groups of 20 or more can reserve 1-night sleepover experiences at Busch Gardens.

Sleepovers are 1-night adventures for groups of 20 or more, beginning at 6:00 p.m. and ending the next morning at 9:00 a.m. Sleepovers include dinner, breakfast, a Camp t-shirt and water bottle for each participant. Venues vary based on the theme of the sleepover and the group size.

  • Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.  
  • Bring sleeping gear and wear good walking shoes (no flip flops allowed)
  • Required participant health history forms will be included in the confirmation package, as well as a parking pass with directions
  • Park admission is not included with sleepovers and must be purchased separately. 

Group Minimum: 20 paid participants. 1 complimentary chaperone for every 10 paid participants after minimum. 


Deposit: A $100 non-refundable deposit is due three weeks after booking and final payment is due three weeks prior to the event

Tax exemption:Tax exempt certificate required. Please submit with deposit. Payment method must be made through the tax exempt facility booking the program. Personal checks or personal credit cards are not accepted.

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    Sleepovers are available September - May, except Jungala Jubilee which is available year-round. Call 813-884-4FUN(4386) to check availability and book your sleepover.

Sleepover Options

  • Physics Day Sleepover Educational Program Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Physics Day: Grades 6-12

    Sleepovers include all the science and thrills of Physics Day plus More

    Students attending Physics Day on Dec. 8 can now experience an exclusive educational sleepover in Tampa Bay the night before or the night of Physics Day at Busch Gardens. This exciting educational program for kids includes behind-the-scenes interactions, hands-on educational activities and an animal encounter with a Physics Day twist. 


    • ●  Check-In begins at 5:30 p.m. on December 7th.

    • ●  Once Physics Day activities conclude on Dec 8th, sleepover attendees must meet at pre-designated location.


    Price per participant: $68 with Physics Day park admission or $78 for Physics Day Sleepover only

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  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Christmas Town 2017 Light display Jungle Jubilee

    Christmas Town: Grades 2 – 10

    Experience dazzling holiday fun alongside good friends at Christmas Town!

    Spend the evening surrounded by holiday cheer with the ALL-NEW Christmas Town Sleepover. Enjoy a night filled with spectacular shows, one-of-a-kind animal encounters, world class thrill rides and more! 


    ● Select Dates from Dec. 8th - Dec. 23rd

    ● Check in begins at 5:30 p.m.

    Experiences Include:

    ● Reserved seating for select holiday shows

    ● Ride roller coasters at night

    ● Up-close animal interaction with a few of our favorite animal ambassadors

    Price per participant: $78*, minimum 30 participants

    Reserve by Calling 813-884-4FUN(4386)
  • 9-12 Day Camps at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Night Tails: Grades 3 - 5

    Enjoy a night of discovery, games and WILD encounters.

    Watch and learn about the animals that star in Night Tails and what they mean to the people who live alongside them.

    Experiences include:

    • ●  Watching nighttime activities of animals in the Edge of Africa®

    • ●  Face-to-face encounters with animal ambassadors

    • ●  Morning truck ride across the Serengeti to hand-feed giraffes & antelope

     Price per participant: $78*

  • Tiger Insider Tour at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Endangerquest: Grades 6 - 8

    Teams quest through Jungala to test their combined wildlife knowledge and puzzle-solving ability.

    Groups will compete to reach the conservation Trunk of Knowledge at a final destination using clues, communication and navigational skills.

    Experiences include:

    • ●  Animal encounter with endangered species

    • ●  Scavenger hunt through Jungala® & a relay race in Treetop Trails

    • ●  Camp out at Tiger Lodge with round-the clock tiger viewing

    • ●  Morning interaction with our zookeepers and tigers

    Price per participant: $78*

  • Elephant Insider Tour at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Survival of the Fittest: Grades 9 - 12

    Team building is the name of the game here, for humans & animals.

    Learn about natural selection and survival strategies, while having wild adventures.

    Experiences include:

    • ●  Face-to-face encounters with animal species that model successful physical and behavioral adaptations for survival

    • ●  Interactive team-building games

    • ●  Developing ideas for involvement in conservation

    • ●  Special team-building activity that only the Elephant Team can provide!

     Price per participant: $78*

  • Bengal Tigers at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Jungala Jubilee

    The WILDest birthday party ever - enjoy a pajama party & meet jungle animals!

    Play in Treetop Trails at Jungala and trek Tiger Trail before bed. Sleep across from Bengal tigers in Tiger Lodge to create a unique birthday memory that lasts a lifetime.

    Experiences include:

    • ●  A themed cake & gift for the birthday child

    • ●  Photo opportunity with an animal ambassador

    • ●  Camp out at Tiger Lodge with round-the-clock tiger viewing

    • ●  Morning interaction with zookeepers and tigers

    Recommended Age Range: 7-12

    Price: $1,000 for up to 20 participants. Additional participants are $78 each.

  • Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay offers a unique blend of world-class roller coasters, live shows and more than 12,000 animals.

    Sleepover Add-Ons

    Add a day at Busch Gardens

    Add a single-day ticket to Busch Gardens for the day before or after your sleepover. 

    Price per student: $50*

    Price per additional chaperone: $60*


    Add a Serengeti Safari®

    Add a 30-minute safari to truck across the Serengeti Plain® and hand-feed giraffes. 

    Price per student: $20*, 1 complimentary chaperone for every 10 paid students

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Park admission is not included or required for sleepovers. Sleepover prices, dates, times, program schedules and sleeping venues are subject to change and/or cancellation. Prices do not include taxes. Busch Gardens Reservations will contact you to reschedule to another available date or to cancel your reservation for a full refund.