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These programs are designed for you and your child to explore the animal world together. Programs are hands-on and may include crafts, songs, stories, role-playing and more.

NOTE: These programs are designed for caregivers to interact with, and help facilitate the learning of the registered program participant. In order to best serve all of our Early Childhood participants, unregistered children may not participate in the programs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees listed are PER CHILD.

Limited to 12 children with 1 adult attending per child.
Fee: Zoo Members $25/General Public $28

Wild Workout

Explore animal movement with your little one, and learn new songs and activities to try at home.

CodeDateDayTime
C0415WWApril 15Sa9-10 a.m.

NOTE: These programs are designed for caregivers to interact with, and help facilitate the learning of the registered program participant. In order to best serve all of our Early Childhood participants, unregistered children may not participate in the programs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees listed are PER CHILD.

Limited to 12 children with 1 adult attending per child.
Fee: Zoo Members $22/General Public $25

Penguin Pals

Dive into the wonderful world of these beautiful black and white birds. We’ll discover what they eat, how they move, and more about these amazing creatures.

CodeDateDayTime
C1211PPDecember 11Su9-10 a.m.SOLD OUT

Limited to 12 children with 1 adult attending per child.
Fee: Zoo Members $25/General Public $28

Nature Tots

Join us as we play in the mud, build with sticks and stumps, and learn other fun ways to explore nature at home!

CodeDateDayTime
C0507NTMay 7Su9-10 a.m.


NOTE: These programs are designed for caregivers to interact with, and help facilitate the learning of the registered program participant. In order to best serve all of our Early Childhood participants, unregistered children may not participate in the programs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees listed are PER CHILD.

Limited to 12 children with 1 adult attending per child.
Fee: Zoo Members $22/General Public $25

Awesome Owls

Silently fly into the wild world of owls, where we will create our own zoo owl habitats, make owl art, learn the calls of our native owl friends and more.

CodeDateDayTime
C0218AOFebruary 18Sa9-10 a.m.SOLD OUT

Limited to 12 children with 1 adult attending per child.
Fee: Zoo Members $25/General Public $28

Spring Fling

Kick off the first day of spring discovering how animals celebrate the season through songs, stories and animal actions!

CodeDateDayTime
C0319SFMarch 19Su9-10 a.m.

Trucks, Trains and Airplanes

Ants march like trains and eagles soar like rockets. Join us as we learn how animals and our trains get around.

CodeDateDayTime
C0527TTMay 27Sa9-10 a.m.


NOTE: These programs are designed for caregivers to interact with, and help facilitate the learning of the registered program participant. In order to best serve all of our Early Childhood participants, unregistered children may not participate in the programs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees listed are PER CHILD.

Sssnakes

Limited to 14 children with 1 adult attending per child.
Fee: Zoo Members $22/General Public $25

Slither with us into the wonderfully weird world of snakes.

CodeDateDayTime
C0121SNJanuary 21Sa9-10 a.m.SOLD OUT

Limited to 14 children with 1 adult attending per child.
Fee: Zoo Members $27/General Public $30

Whiskers, Claws and Paws

Creep into the world of wild cats, as we explore where they live, how they communicate, and much more. We will end with a visit to learn all about our Zoo’s big cats! Participants meet at the Bayer Education Gallery.

CodeDateDayTime
C0226WCFebruary 26Su9-10:30 a.m.

Bear Necessities

Join us at the Zoo for a “bear-y” fun adventure! We’ll learn about the bears that call the Saint Louis Zoo home by visiting each of their unique habitats.

CodeDateDayTime
C0311BNMarch 11Sa9-10:30 a.m.

Eggcellent Adventures

See who’s hatching and how in the animal world. We’ll explore amazing eggs, from slimy salamanders to marvelous monotremes, like the platypus. We’ll even make a few egg creations of our own to take home.

CodeDateDayTime
C0423EAApril 23Su9-10:30 a.m.


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