Let the Saint Louis Zoo come to you! We can present fun programs at your site. Each program starts with a song and a live animal presentation, followed by multi-sensory hands-on activity centers, and concludes with additional live animal interactions. Each child will create something to take home.

Our programs can be presented to participants of all ages with a wide range of abilities. We will work with you to meet the unique needs of your group. Programs can be presented one time or as part of a series. Our visits have the most impact when we see a group for three visits or more. (Class size: minimum of 8, maximum of 16.)

All About Animals

Program length: 45 minutes
Audience size: minimum 8, maximum 16

What do all animals need? Food, water, shelter and space. Learn about the similarities and differences in the animal kingdom. Compare live animals.

Pets & Zoo Animals

Program length: 45 minutes
Audience size: minimum 8, maximum 16

What is the difference between a pet and a zoo animal? Get up close with zoo animal artifacts or practice caring for plush pets. Meet animals to learn about what makes a good pet.

Animal Hide & Seek

Program length: 45 minutes
Audience size: minimum 8, maximum 16

Students are introduced to the concept of camouflage while exploring the colors of animals, where they live and how they survive. Meet animals that camouflage well.

Where Animals Live

Program length: 45 minutes
Audience size: minimum 8, maximum 16

Explore animal habitats: mountain, desert, rainforest and more through a variety of activity stations. We will bring animals from different habitats.

Animal Senses

Program length: 45 minutes
Audience size: minimum 8, maximum 16

All eyes, ears and hands on deck as we explore senses with the animal kingdom. Animals with amazing senses will be presented.

Every Animal Eats

Program length: 45 minutes
Audience size: minimum 8, maximum 16

Brush an elephant's tooth or put on a keeper shirt and assemble a chimp diet. Meet animals and discover if they eat plants, meat or both.

Caring for Animals as They Grow

Program length: 45 minutes
Audience size: minimum 8, maximum 16

Explore how animal parents and keepers take care of their babies. See and touch animals that grow from an egg, through metamorphosis or live birth.

Wild About Reading

Program length: 45 minutes
Audience size: minimum 8, maximum 16

This read-aloud program is full or fun for all ages. We'll read three stories with animal characters in them. Then you will meet the live versions and learn about these fascinating animals.

Program Pricing

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All organizations will need to complete an ‘Outreach Program Agreement’ in order to book programs. Please click here for a downloadable PDF of this agreement.

To learn more or to schedule an outreach program, please contact our Outreach Coordinator at (314) 646-4754, or e-mail outreachrequests@stlzoo.org.