For students entering 2nd - 8th grade

Join the St. Louis Zoo’s team of amazing keepers by participating in a Day with the Rays!  On your way to becoming a junior aquatics keeper for the day, we will give you an official nametag to take home.  This year you will get to keep your Zoo shirt as well!  Jump right in with preparing diets for the stingrays and sharks and then help maintain the exhibit to keep it looking nice and the animals healthy.  Once the initial duties are done there is still more to do!  As the new expert, you will help visitors learn about our exhibit and how to touch and feed the stingrays and touch the sharks. When you join us, please wear a t-shirt, khaki or jean shorts and old, close-toed shoes.  Bring a bottle of water and a camera.  A Saint Louis Zoo snack and lunch will be provided.  We are also offering an afternoon session again this year!  So choose morning or afternoon, get wet, smell like fish, and have a ton of fun with A Day with the Rays.  Your help means a lot and we would love to have you!

Note: We do not recommend this program for children with any allergies to shellfish. Please mention any latex allergies on the registration form.

Limited to 2 participants per session.
Participants will be registered for only one session.

Fee: Zoo Members $120/General Public $130

May 25-Aug 16* Daily

Morning Session (A)
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
May 25-Aug 16* Daily

Afternoon Session (P)
12-4:30 p.m.
Aug 22-Sep 20 Saturdays and
Sundays only
Morning Session (A)
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

*Fair St. Louis will be held in Forest Park July 2-4; A Day with the Rays program will not be offered on these dates.  Visit for more information.

Please Note: The Buddy System does not apply to the Day with the Rays Program.

For this program, mark your choices for DATES on the Registration Form. Use “A” for AM, (morning course) or “P” for PM, (afternoon course). Due to the popularity of this program, you may list as many dates as possible. (Include a separate sheet if necessary).