Sleep With the Fishes, or Tigers, or a Scimitar-Horned Oryx

Zoo Hosting Snore and Roar Nights All Summer Long

Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian's National Zoo

You know you had a really good night when you wake up in a strange place. The stranger the place, the better the night... right?

At least until you realize that you're in the tiger pit, and that you're about to have a really bad morning.

But! Just because you're waking up at the National Zoo doesn't mean you were on a bender last night. Good to know, right? The Zoo hosts Snore & Roar sleepovers during the summer, both for families with kids and adults only.

The next adults-only night is coming up Saturday, July 9, and includes a tour of the Cheetah Conservation Station, a zoo hike, wine and cheese, a night's accomodation (well, a tent), and a continental breakfast.

There are three more opps this summer: July 30 (Asia Trail or Great Cats/Amazonia), Aug. 6 (Elephants/Commisssary) and Sept. 24 (Giant Pandas/Great Apes).

The event is $120 per person, and you must be a Friend of the National Zoo to participate, but seriously? You know you wanna.

For the love of all that is good and holy, though, please please stay out of that tiger pit.

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