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Youth Programs

Youth attend these programs on their own, unaccompanied by a parent or other adult.

School Break Camps

FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 1-5
When school is on break, you can spend the day at the Saint Louis Zoo! Join our educators to learn about animals and conservation. Each day of camp will have crafts, games, Zoo tours and a whole lot of FUN! Online registration only! Registration opens August 18, 2023.

If your child needs to take medication during this program (including insulin or an insulin pump), you must read the Zoo’s Medication Administration Policy and update your child’s medications in the CampDoc portal. Emergency rescue medicine including an Epi-Pen or other epinephrine auto-injector require completing the FARE - Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan, which can be uploaded in your CampDoc portal. Complete medication information is required before your child attends their Zoo program.

Read our Medication Administration Policy Here


We will kick off the holiday season by learning about the different social and ecological structures that the animal kingdom lives by. Campers will observe social behaviors on Zoo grounds and play games to experience the different roles animals play in their ecosystem. Add Before and/or After-Care for an additional fee.

Limited to 20 participants

Fee: Zoo Members $61
General Public $68

Code

Date

Day

Time

Y1124BC

Nov. 24

F

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m

Register Here


Black Friday Camp Before-Care

Participants can enjoy a continental breakfast (cereal, fruit, milk, juice) and indoor activities until camp begins. This program is for Black Friday Camp participants only.

Limited to 20 participants

Fee: Zoo Members $7
General Public $8

Code

Date

Day

Time

Y1124AM

Nov. 24

F

7 - 8:30 a.m.

Register Here


Black Friday Camp After-Care

Participants will enjoy various activities building on their camp experience. This program is for Black Friday Camp participants only.

Limited to 20 participants

Fee: Zoo Members $17
General Public $19

Code

Date

Day

Time

Y1124PM

Nov. 24

F

4 - 6 p.m.

Register Here

From a hive to a nest, from a burrow to a den, all of these are places animals create and construct to call “home”. This camp’s activities are focused on the different shapes and sizes animal homes and habitats come in. Add Before and/or After-Care for an additional fee.

Limited to 20 participants

Fee: Zoo Members $245
General Public $270


Code

Date

Day

Time

Y1226WC

Dec. 26 - 29

T-F

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Register Here


Winter Break Camp Before-Care

Participants can enjoy a continental breakfast (cereal, fruit, milk, juice) and indoor activities until camp begins. This program is for Winter Break Camp participants only.

Limited to 20 participants

Fee: Zoo Members $28
General Public $32

Code

Date

Day

Time

Y1226AM

Dec. 26 - 29

T-F

7 - 8:30 a.m.

Register Here


Winter Break Camp After-Care

Participants will enjoy various activities building on their camp experience. This program is for Winter Break Camp participants only.

Limited to 20 participants

Fee: Zoo Members $68
General Public
$76

Code

Date

Day

Time

Y1226PM

Dec. 26 - 29

T-F

4 - 6 p.m.


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Long or short, feathered or furry, tails come in all shapes and sizes. Whether they are used for balance or for grasping onto trees, tails are important adaptations which help the animals survive in their habitats. Come to camp to explore all sorts of telling tails! Add Before and/or After-Care for an additional fee. Limited to 20 participants

Fee: Zoo Members $61
General Public $68

Code

Date

Day

Time

Y0115MC

Jan. 15

M

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Register Here

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Camp Before-Care

Participants can enjoy a continental breakfast (cereal, fruit, milk, juice) and indoor activities until camp begins. This program is for MLK Day Camp participants only.

Limited to 20 participants

Fee: Zoo Members $7
General Public $8

Code

Date

Day

Time

Y0115AM

Jan. 15

M

7 - 8:30 a.m.

Register Here

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Camp After-Care

Participants will enjoy various activities building on their camp experience. This program is for MLK Day Camp participants only.

Limited to 20 participants

Fee: Zoo Members $17
General Public $1
9

Code

Date

Day

Time

Y0115PM

Jan. 15

M

4 - 6 p.m.

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Presidents’ Day Camp: Predator Prowl

Lions and tigers and more, oh my! From sharp claws and pointy teeth to fierce fangs and powerful talons, apex predators come in all shapes and sizes. Campers will spend the day discovering all about apex predators and their importance at the top of the food chain. Add After-Care for an additional fee.

Limited to 20 participants

Fee: Zoo Members $61
General Public $68

Code

Date

Day

Time

Y0219PP

Feb. 19

M

8:30 - 4 p.m.


Register Here

Presidents’ Day Camp After-Care

Participants will enjoy various activities building on their camp experience. This program is for Presidents’ Day Camp participants only.

Limited to 20 participants

Fee: Zoo Members $17
General Public $1
9

Code

Date

Day

Time

Y0219PM

Feb. 19

M

4 - 6 p.m.


Register Here

Spring Break Camp: ABC’s - Animal Behavior Careers

Campers will learn about careers in zoo keeping, animal research, conservation, veterinary care and conservation education! They will explore how all these careers observe, research and use animal behaviors to care for our animals here at the Zoo. Add After-Care for an additional fee.

Limited to 20 participants

Fee: Zoo Members $305
General Public $340

Code

Date

Day

Time

Y0318AB

March 18-22

M-F

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily

Y0325ABMarch 25-29M-F8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily


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Spring Break Camp After-Care

Participants will enjoy various activities building on their camp experience. This program is for Spring Break Camp participants only.

Limited to 20 participants

Fee: Zoo Members $85
General Public $95

Code

Date

Day

Time

Y0318PM

March 18-22

M-F

4 - 6 p.m. Daily

Y0325PMMarch 25-29M-F4 - 6 p.m. Daily


Register Here

Scout and Youth Group Programs

The Education Department offers many opportunities for scouts and other organized youth groups to enjoy the Zoo and learn about the animal world. Programs may include biofacts, activities, games, tours, or crafts. We offer a variety of programs that help scouts work towards their badge requirements! Your group will have fun together while learning about animals, their habitats and conserving natural resources. Please check back for the registration packet. For more information, contact the Overnight Staff at overnights@stlzoo.org.

The Saint Louis Zoo is committed to conserving animals from all over the world, including the ones living in our own backyards! From songbirds to spring peepers, the Zoo’s WildCare Institute helps to protect many animals found right here in Missouri and other parts of North America. Come discover how we can all make a difference for the animals that share our homes!

Overnight evening activities will include rotations through exciting activities, an evening snack and a night hike around Zoo grounds. The morning portion of the overnight adventure includes a continental breakfast, a morning stroll around Zoo grounds to see the animals wake up, a souvenir Zoo patch and glow-in-the-dark overnight cup! Limited to 60 participants per session

Fee: $50 per participant

For Girl Scout Brownies and their adult chaperones

  • November 3-4; 6:30 p.m. (F) 8:30 a.m. (Sa)
  • January 27-28; 6:30 p.m. (Sa) 8:30 a.m. (Su)
  • February 16-17; 6:30 p.m. (F) 8:30 a.m. (Sa)
  • March 23-24; 6:30 p.m. (Sa) 8:30 a.m. (Su)
  • April 5-6; 6:30 p.m. (F) 8:30 a.m. (Sa)
  • April 20-21; 6:30 p.m. (Sa) 8:30 a.m. (Su)

For Girl Scout Juniors and their adult chaperones

  • November 10-11; 6:30 p.m. (F) 8:30 a.m. (Sa)
  • January 20-21; 6:30 p.m. (Sa) 8:30 a.m. (Su)
  • February 24-25; 6:30 p.m. (Sa) 8:30 a.m. (Su)
  • March 15-16; 6:30 p.m. (F) 8:30 a.m. (Sa)
  • April 13-14; 6:30 p.m. (Sa) 8:30 a.m. (Su)
  • April 26-27; 6:30 p.m. (F) 8:30 a.m. (Sa)

For Cadettes and their adult chaperones

  • November 18-19; 6:30 p.m. (Sa) 8:30 a.m. (Su)
  • February 2-3; 6:30 p.m. (F) 8:30 a.m. (Sa)
  • April 19-20; 6:30 p.m. (F) 8:30 a.m. (Sa)

For Cub Scouts and their adult chaperones

  • November 17-18; 6:30 p.m. (F) 8:30 a.m. (Sa)
  • January 19-20; 6:30 p.m. (F) 8:30 a.m. (Sa)
  • February 10-11; 6:30 p.m. (Sa) 8:30 a.m. (Su)
  • March 8-9; 6:30 p.m. (F) 8:30 a.m. (Sa)
  • April 27-28; 6:30 p.m. (Sa) 8:30 a.m. (Su)

For Mixed Troops and their adult chaperones

  • January 26-27; 6:30 p.m. (F) 8:30 a.m. (Sa)
  • March 2-3; 6:30 p.m. (Sa) 8:30 a.m. (Su)

To register, please complete the snooze registration packet.

For scouts and organized groups with participants ages 5 and up.

Ever wonder what the Zoo is like after dark? Gather your troop or pack, and join us for this amazing opportunity to explore the Zoo at night! A Zoo educator will be the guide for your group to learn more about the animals. Groups of over 12 participants are encouraged to split into two groups for a more personalized experience. Fees listed are per group with an additional cost for extra participants. An adult must accompany the group.

Fee: $300 (minimum) for your group of up to 9 participants. $30 per each additional participant up to a maximum of 20 participants. An adult must accompany the group.
Tour Length: 90 minutes.

Evening Program Request Form

Girl Scout Badge Nights at the Zoo

Come to the Zoo after hours to see the animals at night and complete a badge. These programs will complete the entire badge and will also get you a personal experience as your own educator leads you through all your badge requirements.

Badges Offered:

  • Brownies: Bugs and Household Elf
  • Juniors: Animal Habitats
  • Cadette: Night Owl

Who registers: Girl Scout troops and adult chaperones. Maximum 20 individuals.

Dates/Times: These two-hour programs are offered from September to May; Sunday- Thursday between 5 and 9 p.m.

Fee: Minimum $300 covers nine scouts; $30 for each additional scout; adults free (minimum two adults).

Girl Scout Badge Programs Request Form

Cub Scout Adventure Nights at the Zoo

Come to the Zoo after hours to see the animals at night and complete an Adventure. These programs will complete the entire Adventure and will also get you a personal experience as your own educator leads you through all your requirements.

Adventures Offered:

  • Fur, Feathers and Ferns (Bears)
  • Into the Wild (Webelos)

Who registers: Cub Scout packs and adult chaperones. Maximum 20 individuals.

Dates/Times: These two-hour programs are offered from September to May; Sunday - Thursday between 6 and 9 p.m.

Fee: Minimum $300 covers nine scouts; $30 for each additional scout; adults free (minimum two adults).

Cub Scout Adventure Program Request Form

Private Group Overnight Programs

For organized scout, youth and school groups with participants ages 5 and up, you can schedule your own private group overnight on select evenings. Using the themes we are currently offering, we will tailor the program to meet your needs. Fees listed are per person. For more information, contact the Overnight Staff at overnights@stlzoo.org. Please complete the booking request form below.

Limited to 20 participants, 12 participant minimum
Fee: $75 per participant

Limited to 60 participants, 30 participant minimum
Fee: $50 per participant

Early Childhood Programs

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees are listed PER CHILD.

These programs are designed for you and your child to learn about animals and explore the natural world together. Programs are interactive and may include songs and stories, art opportunities, role-playing games, hands-on investigations and more.

Chirps, Tweets and Coos

Explore animal sounds with your little one and learn some new songs and finger plays to enjoy together.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $25
General Public $28

Code

Date

Day

Time

C1209CT

Dec. 9

Sa

9 - 10 a.m.

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Splish, Splash

Animals love water and babies do too. Explore the wet and wild animal world with stories, songs, puppets and, of course, water play!

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $26
General Public $29

Code

Date

Day

Time

C0428SP

April 28

Su

9 - 10 a.m.


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Early Explorers
Leap into the world of animal movements as we discover how animals fly, slither, swim and explore the world around them, just like your little one.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $25
General Public $28

Code

Date

Day

Time

C0930EE

Sept. 30

Sa

9 - 10 a.m.

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Fall Friends
Celebrate the changing seasons and discover what makes autumn so magical! We will use our senses to explore all that nature has to offer during this special time of year.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $25
General Publ
ic $28

Code

Date

Day

Time

C1022FF

Oct. 22

Su

9 - 10 a.m.

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Baby Animals

Tadpoles, chicks and bunny kits make spring a great time to look for baby animals! Bring your little one to the Zoo to explore how animals take care of their young. Take a walk to look for new arrivals at the Zoo and make a keepsake craft together.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $26
General Public $29

Code

Date

Day

Time

C0324BA

March 24

Su

9 - 10 a.m.


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Slimy, Scaly, Feathery Fun

Join us for some sensory fun as we learn about coverings. We will explore different animal textures, such as shells, scales, furs and feathers, and even make non-toxic slime to take home!

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $26
General Public $29

Code

Date

Day

Time

C0518SF

May 18

Sa

9 - 10 a.m.


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Backyard Buddies
Do you know who’s living in your backyard? Come dig in the dirt to discover who helps our gardens grow and investigate all the amazing animals that live right under our noses.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $25
General Public $28

Code

Date

Day

Time

C0917BB

Sept. 17

Su

9 - 10 a.m.

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Playful Primates
Come learn about the lemurs, monkeys and apes at the Zoo. We’ll be exploring what they eat, how they move and where they live. This class will conclude with a visit to see these playful primates in action!

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $25
General Public $28

Code

Date

Day

Time

C1007PP

Oct. 7

Sa

9 - 10 a.m.

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Fall, Fur and Feathers
As fall weather turns cooler, animals are busy getting ready for winter. Join us for a celebration of autumn and explore how nature and animals change with the seasons.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $25
General Public $28

Code

Date

Day

Time

C1119FF

Nov. 19

Su

9 - 10 a.m.

Register Here


Sensational Seals and Sea Lions
Is it a seal or is it a sea lion? Explore the similarities and differences between these two marine mammals. This class will include a visit to Sea Lion Sound to see the seals and sea lions.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $25
General Public $28

Code

Date

Day

Time

C1217SS

Dec. 17

Su

9 - 10 a.m.

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Colors, Stripes and Spots
Some creatures are boldly beautiful, while others are cleverly camouflaged. Discover why animals have such an amazing diversity of patterns and colors.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $25
General Public $28

Code

Date

Day

Time

C0120CS

Jan. 20

Sa

9 - 10 a.m.

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Delightful Diggers
Do you love to dig? So do hedgehogs, prairie dogs, worms and other amazing animals! Celebrate Groundhog’s Day as we learn about these large rodents and other digging animals through stories, songs, and play.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $26
General Public $29

Code

Date

Day

Time

C0203DDFeb. 3

Sa

9 - 10 a.m.


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Super Senses
What colors does a bee see? How does a mole find its food? Explore how other animals touch, hear, smell and see in different ways to find out what it is like to have animal super senses.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $26
General Public $29

Code

Date

Day

Time

C0310SUMarch 10

Su

9 - 10 a.m.


Beautiful Birds
Come explore the world of beautiful birds! In the classroom, we’ll learn about birds near our homes and around the world, then visit the Bird House to see some of the Zoo’s feathered friends.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $26
General Public $29

Code

Date

Day

Time

C0420BEApril 20

Sa

9 - 10 a.m.


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Froggy Friends
Hop on over to the Zoo and jump into the world of frogs! We will explore the adaptations of these awesome amphibians from around the world and learn how we can help native frogs living near us.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $26
General Public $29

Code

Date

Day

Time

C0505FFMay 5

Su

9 - 10 a.m.


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Sharks and Rays
Dive into the world of these prehistoric creatures, as we learn about the sharks and stingrays at the Zoo and in the wild. This class includes a visit to the Stingrays at Caribbean Cove.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $27
General Public $30

CodeDateDayTime

C0909SR

Sept. 9Sa9 - 10:30 a.m.

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Grossology
Some animals may seem gross or scary, but they’re not! We will explore vomiting vultures, spectacular spiders, lovely leeches and more in this creepy class.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $27
General Public $30

CodeDateDayTime

C1015GR

Oct. 15
Su
9 - 10:30 a.m.

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Wonderful Wolves
Join the pack as we explore wolves and other cool canines! We will learn about the endangered American red wolves living at the Saint Louis Zoo’s Sears Lehmann, Jr. Wildlife Reserve in Franklin County.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $27
General Public $30

CodeDateDayTime

C1111WW

Nov. 11
Sa
9 - 10:30 a.m.

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Holiday Critter Crafts
The holidays are fun! Why not share the festivities with the wildlife in your own backyard? We’ll create a seasonal treat for birds, as well as make nature-themed décor to take home.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $27
General Public $30

CodeDateDayTime

C1203HC

Dec. 3
Su
9 - 10:30 a.m.

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Lizards
Crawl into the world of leaping and lounging lizards as we explore tails, scales and more! We will visit the Herpetarium to check out some different kinds of lizards.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $27
General Public $30

CodeDateDayTime

C0113LZ

Jan. 13
Sa
9 - 10:30 a.m.

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Painting Polar Bear
Come learn about our polar bear pals and their Arctic home. Then, you and your little one will work together to paint your own Arctic landscape using fun and creative techniques.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $27
General Public $30

CodeDateDayTime

C0128PP

Jan. 28Su
9 - 10:30 a.m.

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Backyard Birding
Join us for a family birdwatching experience! Explore how to identify native birds, then head outside for some birding fun. We will learn how to make observations and submit our findings to the Great Backyard Bird Count, a citizen science project studying global bird populations. Each family will take home a Birds of Missouri Field Guide.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $38
General Public $41

CodeDate
Day
Time

C0217BB

Feb. 17
Sa
9 - 10:30 a.m.


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Adventures in Zookeeping
Come explore the wide variety of animal careers that keep the Zoo running smoothly. We’ll test our poop scooping abilities, learn some vet skills and create pretend animal diets. We’ll even design and build our very own zoos!

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $28
General Public $31

CodeDateDay
Time

C0303AZ

March 3
Su
9 - 10:30 a.m.


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Ears, Tusks and Trunks
Explore the incredible adaptations of these animal giants and learn how the Zookeepers take care of the Asian elephants at the Saint Louis Zoo. Weather permitting, we will walk to River’s Edge to see the Zoo’s multigenerational elephant family.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $28
General Public $31

CodeDateDayTime

C0316ET

March 16
Sa
9 - 10:30 a.m.


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Amazing Animal Families
Animals have families, just like we do. Join us as we explore bubbly beta fish, caring crocs, hopping hornbills and more to discover how animal parents raise their young!

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $28
General Public $31

CodeDateDayTime

C0414AA

April 14
Su
9 - 10:30 a.m.


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Insect Investigations
Hop, fly and crawl into the wild world of insects. Become an insect detective as we explore what makes these six-legged friends special. We’ll practice making insect observations like a scientist and collect real data on bees to submit to BeeSpotter, a local citizen science initiative studying bee populations nationwide.

Limited to 14 children, with 1-2 adults attending per child.

Fee: Zoo Members $28
General Public $31

CodeDateDayTime

C0511IN

May 11Su
9 - 10:30 a.m.


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Adult Programs

For ages 18 and up

For participants ages 18 and up

To help the Zoo save animals from extinction, you must unlock the secrets of the Zoo through a team building adventure! Race against time to complete your mission by solving a series of puzzles and finding clues hidden along the pathways. Use these clues to discover what the Zoo is all about! We have a new challenge this year and welcome any past participants. Build your team of up to 10 individuals ages 18 and up.

Limited to 10 participants per TEAM

Fees are PER TEAM. Maximum of three teams per session.

Fee: Zoo Members $180
General Public $190

Code

Date

Day

Time

I0423EZ

April 23

Tu

6 - 7:30 p.m.

I0514EZ

May 14

Tu

6 - 7:30 p.m.

I0618EZ

June 18

Tu

6 - 7:30 p.m.

I0709EZJuly 9Tu6 - 7:30 p.m.
I0820EZAug. 20Tu6 - 7:30 p.m.
I0903EZSept. 3
Tu5:30 - 7 p.m.


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For participants ages 18 and up

Join us for this amazing opportunity to sleep inside Polar Bear Point! You will talk with Zoo staff about how we help animals all over the world and then team up to solve a scavenger hunt. After a night hike, we will end the night by laying out sleeping bags inside the underwater viewing building. You will awake with a view of the polar bear pool and hopefully with a view of Kali! This overnight includes a catered dinner and continental breakfast.

Limited to 20 participants

Fee: Zoo Members $75
General Pu
blic $80

Code

Date

Day

Time

N1111PB

Nov. 11-12

Sa-Su

6:30 p.m. (Sa) - 8:30 a.m. (Su)

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For participants ages 18 and up.

Come see the Zoo throughout the year. Each tour will highlight a different area and its seasonal happenings. See what the animals are up to each season and how we adjust our care throughout the year. Register today for our spring and summer sessions. Check back later in the year for our upcoming fall and winter sessions.

Limited to 20 participants

Fee: $15 per person

Code

Date

Day

Time

I0406SZ

April 6Sa

10-11:15 a.m.

I0709SZJuly 9
Tu10-11:15 a.m.


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Adults age 18 and up can schedule their own private group overnight on select evenings. Using the current themes, we will tailor the program to meet your needs.


For
more information and pricing, please contact the Overnight Staff at overnights@stlzoo.org.

Request Form

Family Programs

Parents and children attend these programs together.

For families with children ages 5 and up.

Join us for this amazing opportunity to sleep inside Polar Bear Point! We will explore the Zoo at night while learning about Arctic and Antarctic animals and their unique adaptations that allow them to live in the cold. We will end the night by laying out sleeping bags inside the underwater viewing building. You will awake with a view of the polar bear pool and hopefully with a view of Kali! The overnight includes an evening snack, a reusable cup and a continental breakfast in the morning.

Limited to 20 participants

Fee: Zoo Members $70
General Public $75

Code

Date

Day

Time

N1201PB

Dec. 1-2

F-Sa

6:30 p.m. (F) - 8:30 a.m.(Sa)

N0316PB

March 16-17

Sa-Su

6:30 p.m. (Sa) - 8:30 a.m.(Su)

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Career Programs

Youth attend these programs on their own or with an accompanied registered parent or other adult. All participants must be registered. Registration open now at stlzoo.org/tours.

For youth entering 2nd - 8th grades. A parent or adult can register to accompany the participant. Fees are per person.

Join the Saint Louis Zoo’s team of keepers by participating in A Day with the Rays! As an aquatics keeper for the day, you will jump right in to help prepare diets and maintain the habitat to keep it looking nice and the animals healthy. As the new expert, you will help guests learn about our exhibit, how to touch and feed the stingrays, and touch the sharks. Please wear a T-shirt, khaki or jean shorts, and old closed-toe shoes. Bring abottle of water and a camera. A Saint Louis Zoo name tag, T-shirt and snack will be provided. Get wet, smell like fish and have a ton of fun with A Day with the Rays!

Note: We do not recommend this program for participants with shellfish allergies. Please mention any
latex allergies at the time of registration.

Limited to 4 participants per session.

Fee: Zoo Members $140
General Public $150

Date

Day

Time

April 20 - May 12

Saturday and Sunday Only

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

May 25 - Aug. 17

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday Only

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Aug. 24 - Sept. 21

Saturday Only

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Registration open now at stlzoo.org/tours and link to the page.

For youth entering 2nd - 8th grades who have attended A Day with the Rays. A parent or adult can register to accompany the participant. Fees are per person.

Dive deeper into the science and career of an aquatics keeper. In this second program, you will continue building your knowledge by participating with animal husbandry duties. Once the daily tasks are accomplished, you will explore fish and cephalopod biology, perform advanced marine water quality monitoring, and, of course, have some time for fun and games. It’s time to show off all that you learned from last time as well as pick up a few new tricks along the way. Please wear a T-shirt (your Day with the Rays shirt is a great choice), khaki or jean shorts, and old closed-toe shoes. Bring a bottle of water and a camera. A snack will be provided. Get wet, smell like fish and have even more fishy fun with Advanced Day with the Rays! Participants must have attended A Day with the Rays.

Note: We do not recommend this program for participants with shellfish allergies. Please mention any latex allergies at the time of registration.

Limited to four participants per session. Fees are per person.

Fee: Zoo Members $140
General Public $150

Date

Day

Time

May 26 - Aug. 18

Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday Only

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Aug. 25 - Sept. 22

Sunday Only

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Registration open now at stlzoo.org/tours and link to the page.