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Education Registration

Summer 2024 Registration

Zoo Member Online Registration Opens: Tuesday, March 26th, 2024 at 10 a.m.
General Public Online Registration Opens: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 1 p.m.

NEW FOR 2024

QUEUEING SOFTWARE: Due to high program demand, we will utilize queueing software to help manage high volume online registration. The goal is to reduce customer wait times and increase the number of customers served.

  • To prevent losing your place in line, do not refresh/reload your browser.
  • Register all children from the household prior to checking out.

CampDoc Software for Zoo Camp Programs!

Camp Joey, Camp KangaZoo, Teen Camp and Specialty Camps will utilize the CampDoc parent portal for participant management and information. See pages 10-11 in the Camp FAQ document for more information about CampDoc.

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Before registering, be prepared with multiple program choices as some camps/programs are sold out. Be sure to add your participant(s) to the waitlist if a program choice is sold out.

Medication Authorization Policy

For parents/adults registered to attend in-person programs with their child: If your child needs to take medication during any in-person Zoo program, you are responsible for carrying the medication and monitoring your child’s needs.

For parents of youth attending programs unaccompanied by an adult: If your child needs to take medication during camp, you must complete the Medication section in the CampDoc parent portal for prescribed and over the counter medications. You can also upload a copy of the FARE form, if applicable, in the CampDoc parent portal. You are responsible for maintaining accurate medication records for your child in that portal. At camp, our staff will remind your child to take their medicine as you indicate. Trained Zoo personnel will only administer medication (such as an Epi-pen) in an emergency situation. Any over the counter or prescription medication or supplements brought to camp need to be in the original container with prescription information and dosage printed on the label, with the camper’s name as the medication recipient, and needs to be in the correct pre-measured dose. Feel free to call the Camp Director to discuss any specific needs.

You may view our Medication Administration Policy here. Complete medication information is required before your child attends their Zoo program. Failure to complete this information could result in your camper not being able to attend camp.

Registration Information

While we are excited to host in-person summer camps and programs again this year, our spaces are still limited. To help expedite the registration process, please review this information and the complete list of Programs for Individuals and Groups prior to starting online registration. Please note that program availability listed on our website is subject to change. Processing fees will apply for duplicate registrations, cancellations or transfers.

  • Advance registration is required for all programs. Registrations close two weeks prior to the program date or when the program is sold out.
  • Zoo Members receive a discount on program fees. If you would like to join or renew your membership, please visit Membership or call (314) 646-4771, option #2 for more information. Fax, e-mail and phone registrations are not accepted.
  • Participants must be the appropriate age or grade level for the program and can only register for one session of each camp topic or program title.
  • Participants may not make up or receive a refund for missed programs. No exceptions will be made.
  • We reserve the right to cancel programs due to low enrollment or extenuating circumstances. Full refunds will be issued.

Contact Us: If you have any have questions, please call us at (314) 646-4544, #6 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday, or email us at

Zoo Policy

Children under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult at the Zoo. All program participants will be accompanied by Zoo staff and/or Zoo volunteers during their program.

Additional Registration Information

Full payment is required at the time of registration.

Online registration requires a credit card payment. See links above.

Please email for the appropriate registration form(s) if paying by check or Saint Louis Zoo gift card.

Whether you choose mail-in or online registrations, you can register:

  • Yourself.
  • Immediate family members residing in the same household (spouse and children).
  • Grandchildren (as general public registration or as part of your membership if you have a Grandparent Zoo Membership level or above).

NOTE: A grandparent's signature will not be accepted for the Terms and Conditions. Terms and Conditions must be signed by the participant's parent or legal guardian.

NOTE: Zoo memberships are non-transferrable and cannot be used to register nieces, nephews, friends, neighbors, out-of-town guests, etc. Extended family members, friends, neighbors, and out-of-town guests must register themselves and their household members separately.

For online registration, you will need to be prepared with the following information:

  • Zoo member’s Name, Address, Member Number, Member Level and Membership Expiration Date or Head of Household information if not a Zoo member.
  • Contact phone number(s) and e-mail address.
  • Each participant’s first and last name, birth date and/or grade level.
  • Your calendar or selection of Zoo program(s) you would like to attend.
  • Emergency contact names and phone numbers.
  • Child’s medical conditions, special needs, allergies, special accommodations, medications.
  • Credit card payment for online registration. Payment by check or Saint Louis Zoo gift card requires a mail-in registration form. Please email for the appropriate registration form(s).

When you are ready to register, select the appropriate program link for either Zoo Members or the General Public at the top of this page.

If you have never used the online registration process, the first thing you will do is create a logon account.

If you have already used the online registration process, you will be able to use your email address and password to logon. You will not have to recreate your logon account.

If you forget your password, you can request a "change password" link be emailed to the logon email address. The Education Department will not be able to give your password over the phone. If your address or contact information has changed since you last registered online, please call the Education Department at (314) 646-4544, #6 to update your account.

Once you have logged on, any program not shown as "sold out" will have at least one opening. If the program(s) are sold out, you may add yourself to the waiting list.

Once you get to the Payment/Verification page, you will be able to add additional participants, programs, or edit the programs you selected.

After you review your program selections, you must enter your credit card payment, agree to the Terms and Conditions, and click "Submit" to complete your registration.

After completing the checkout process, transfer and cancellation fees will apply if you need to change your registration.

For online registration, at the time of check out you will receive either:

  1. Immediate confirmation that your payment was processed and spaces are held.
  2. Notification that a session you selected is sold out with the option to choose another session.

The space(s) in the program(s) you have selected is not confirmed until you check out and receive your electronic confirmation. Please print the confirmation page for your records and close the window. This confirmation will also be automatically emailed to the email address entered at logon. If you do not see this e-mail in your inbox, please check your spam or junk mail folder as some e-mail systems send them to this folder instead of your inbox. Please add to your contact list to help prevent this error.

By choosing to use our online registration process, you are helping to conserve paper and other resources. Your email confirmation will be the only notice you receive for your program. You will not receive one in the mail.

After you have completed an order and received your confirmation, you will not be able to re-open that order and make changes online. If you need to add family members to other programs you can create another registration order online. You will be able to logon using your email address and password, but you will need to re-enter the personal information for the participant you are registering. The system will not present you with this information.

All registrations will be reviewed by our staff. Follow-up email(s) will consist of one or more of the following:

  • Registration Report to confirm the status of your programs
  • Request for additional information or clarification
  • Terms and Conditions Form (if needed) will need to be signed by each adult participant or by the parent of participants under the age of 18 years.

Your e-mail confirmation will be the only notice you receive for your program. You will not receive one in the mail. Please allow one to two business days for our staff to send a final confirmation/follow-up email to complete your online registration.

You will receive a Registration Report by email as a confirmation of your online registration. Please read each of your Registration Report(s) carefully for the following information:

  • Confirmed program dates and times.
  • Waiting list information if program sessions you selected were sold out.

If you do not see this email in your inbox, please check your spam or junk mail folder as some email systems send them to this folder instead of your inbox. Please add to your contact list to help prevent this error.

During the processing of your mail-in form, you will be placed on the waiting list(s) if ALL of your session choices for a requested program are sold out. If you are placed on a waiting list, we will not process the payment for that program. If you are placed into one of your program session choices, you will NOT be placed on the waiting list for other sessions of the same program.

During online registration, you may add yourself or your family members to the waiting list(s) for sold out programs.

We will notify individuals on our waiting list if an opening occurs in the program. If you accept an opening, you will need to provide a credit card payment for the program.

To cancel a registration to receive a refund:

  • Three weeks prior to the start date for all CAMP programs.
  • Two weeks prior to the start date for all other programs.

Multiple Day Camp Programs Fee: $25

Single Day Camp and all other programs: $8

Less than three weeks’ notice to the start date for all CAMP programs - No Refund
Less than two weeks’ notice for all other programs - No Refund

Participants may not make up or receive a refund for missed programs.

No exceptions will be made.

Transfers are subject to program availability and participant grade level or age.
Please notify the Education Department to check availability/transfer. Transfer fees apply and are due at the time of your request.

To transfer a registration:

  • Required three weeks prior to the start date for all CAMP programs
    • Multiple-Day Camp Programs – Fee: $25
  • Two weeks prior to the start date for all other programs
    • Single-Day Camp and all other programs – Fee: $8

It is unlikely that transfers will be available with less than three weeks' notice.

Parking is available on the Zoo's North Lot on Government Drive and South Lot on Wells Drive for a fee. Zoo Members may choose to use their free parking benefits. Limited free parking is available on streets around the Zoo. Visit Parking & Directions for parking details and pricing.

Congestion on streets in Forest Park can cause a delay in your arrival time. Please plan extra time so that you arrive on time for your program.

Inclusion Statement

We know that children of all abilities benefit when they play and learn together, and it is our goal that whenever possible they do so in our conservation education programs. Each individual program will determine the level of support needed for participation. Inclusion facilitators are available for intermittent support at our camp programs. However, if 1:1 support is required at school or in a public setting like the Zoo - where elopement risks are increased, and a 1:5 ratio is not sufficient for support and safety - we ask that families provide an aide with a verified background check.

Our goal is that every child has the opportunity to enjoy our programs with the appropriate supports needed for success. Our programs are developmentally appropriate for the set age range listed. We realize that sometimes developmental level does not correlate to chronological age. If this is the case, please reach out to us to determine the best placement for your child.

Visit our Camp FAQ page for more information about inclusion services to help determine the best program for your child. For more information, please email