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Scouts and Youth Groups

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!

Offerings

Warm and Fuzzies Snooze

The Saint Louis Zoo is home to some incredible endotherms (or “warm-blooded” animals)! Some endotherms have feathers, while others have fur, but all of them are able to control their own body temperatures. This means that they can survive in some pretty extreme habitats. Come discover the birds and mammals that live at the Zoo, and how being warm and fuzzy helps them to survive!

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 40 participants
Fee: $50 per participant

Brownies Snooze Nights

  • January 21, 2023 6:30 p.m. Sa – 8:30 a.m. Su
  • February 25, 2023 6:30 p.m. Sa – 8:30 a.m. Su
  • March 18, 2023 6:30 p.m. Sa – 8:30 a.m. Su
  • April 1, 2023 6:30 p.m. Sa – 8:30 a.m. Su
  • April 28, 2023 6:30 p.m. F – 8:30 a.m. Sa

Junior Snooze Nights

  • January 20, 2023 CLOSED
  • February 17, 2023 6:30 p.m. F – 8:30 a.m. Sa
  • March 25, 2023 6:30 p.m. Sa – 8:30 a.m. Su
  • April 7, 2023 6:30 p.m. F – 8:30 a.m. Sa
  • April 21, 2023 6:30 p.m. F – 8:30 a.m. Sa

Cadette Snooze Nights

  • February 11, 2023 6:30 p.m. Sa – 8:30 a.m. Su
  • April 15, 2023 6:30 p.m. Sa – 8:30 a.m. Su

Mixed Troop Snooze Nights

  • January 27, 2023 6:30 p.m. F – 8:30 a.m. Sa
  • March 4, 2023 6:30 p.m. Sa – 8:30 a.m. Su

Cub Scout Snooze Nights

  • January 28, 2023 6:30 p.m. Sa – 8:30 a.m. Su
  • February 3, 2023 6:30 p.m. F – 8:30 a.m. Sa
  • March 10, 2023 6:30 p.m. F – 8:30 a.m. Sa
  • April 22, 2023 6:30 p.m. Sa – 8:30 a.m. Su

Register

Learn more about Warm and Fuzzies Snooze with the registration packet. To book a private overnight, please explore General Education Programs and fill out the Private Overnight Request Form.

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; Monday - Friday between 6 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; Monday - Friday 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

Group Discounts

Are you bringing a group of 15 or more guests? Learn about discounts at the Zoo!

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