Virtual Tour Details
Length: 30 minutes
Does your class want to see the animals, but you just can’t make it to the Zoo in person? Or are you looking for a fun and unique virtual experience for your employees? Book a virtual tour!
You'll connect with a Zoo Educator as they present some of the Saint Louis Zoo's amazing animals — all via Zoom video chat! During this 30-minute program, you can interact with your personal Zoo Educator and ask questions* while learning about the Zoo's dedication to caring for our animals.
* We are able to accommodate groups of up to 500 individuals for virtual tours (for participants within a reasonable age/grade range). Please note, however, for groups larger than 35 participants, we will present the tour as a Zoom webinar. You will be able to see and hear the presenters, but the presenters will not be able to see or hear the participants. Participants can still interact via chat and the Q&A feature in Zoom.
Minimum two weeks' booking notice for virtual programs. Subject to availability.
Virtual Tour Options:
Due to the large size of the Zoo, only a small preselected section will be visited. Zoo educators reserve the right to change locations on the day of the program, based on animal needs and/or weather conditions.
Scales and Slime
Virtually visit the Charles H. Hoessle Herpetarium and discover some of the radical reptiles and amazing amphibians that call the Zoo home. King cobra? Pig-nosed turtle? Hellbender? You never know what you might see next!
Virtually visit the Bayer Insectarium and discover our small but mighty invertebrates. The Insectarium is home to more than 100 species! Sign up to learn why these often-misunderstood animals are so important.
Discover the different beaks, feet and feathers of the beautiful birds at the Saint Louis Zoo. From a small burrowing owl to a big bateleur eagle or a rhinoceros hornbill, you never know what flying friend you might see next!
Virtually visit a Zoo location of your choice: At the beginning of your program, your Zoo Educator will provide two surprise options. Your group will vote to determine where your adventure begins!
Virtual Turtle Tracking
Audience: 3rd grade and up
This program offers a unique experience for your classroom to join in on a conservation research project. A field biologist will join your classroom virtually as they radio track wild box turtles living in Forest Park. Your classroom will learn how biologists use a radio antenna to locate turtles, and virtually assist with the observational health exam and recording data needed for this study. During this program students can observe box turtle adaptions and habitats. Students will have an opportunity to ask a field biologist questions about this ongoing project and how to help turtles here in the United States and around the world.
Program length is 45 minutes and offered May through October
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Book Today!Virtual Field Trip Inquiry Form
An invoice will be sent promptly once a program date and time is agreed upon. A credit card payment for the full amount will be due within two business days of the invoice being emailed. If you need to pay via check, a minimum of two months booking notice is required. Your program is not confirmed, and a unique Zoom link will not be provided, until full payment has been received. We are unable to schedule programs with less than two weeks' notice.
One Month Prior to Program:
A full refund will be issued minus a $5 cancellation fee if you notify the Education Department at least one month prior to your program. There is a $5 cancellation fee per program.
Between ten business days and one month Prior to Program:
You are entitled to a 50% program fee refund if you notify the Education Department between 10 business days and one month prior to your program date.
Less than ten business days Prior to Program:
There is no refund for groups that cancel with less than two weeks' notice.
Please note: In the event that your school and/or the Zoo is closed the day of your program due to weather, we will try to reschedule your program or issue a full refund.
Program transfers may be approved based on our ability to reschedule you. Transfers are determined by resource (space, instructor, etc.) availability. A $5 transfer fee will be charged per program for the first transfer date. A $10 transfer fee will be charged for additional transfers. Transfer fees must be paid with credit card at the time requested. We cannot accommodate same day or next day transfers.