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Educational Self-Guided Experiences

Field Trip Exploration Guides

These self-guided tours are tied to the state science standards. Both guides highlight four animal habitats at the Zoo, providing background thematic information and suggesting questions to prompt active student discussion during your visit.

Grades K-2: Developed for use by small groups led by an adult. (Allow up to 60 minutes.)

Exploration Guide

Grades 3-5: Developed for use by small groups led by an adult. (Allow 90 minutes.)

Exploration Guide

Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunts are activity pages that lead your group on a self-guided tour of the Zoo to discover more about specific topics. Upon request, we will mail or fax a single copy of any particular hunt. You can also view and print a copy of a scavenger hunt by clicking on the topics below. Please make as many copies as you need for your group.

Conserving animals and their habitats is a core mission of the Saint Louis Zoo. We have a commitment to making our campus and operations sustainable as part of our conservation mission. Use this scavenger hunt as a family to explore and discover things you can do at home for conservation, and find out what the Zoo is doing too. Learn more about our sustainability initiatives and goals at