Junior Sea Lion Trainer

For participants ages 10 to adult

Become a Junior Trainer at Sea Lion Sound!  Get a "behind-the-scenes" look at what it takes to be a part of one of the most exciting attractions at the Saint Louis Zoo. Work alongside a trainer to see what it takes to care for and train the Zoo’s pinnipeds.  Participants will have an opportunity to prepare fish diets for the animals, clean feeding buckets and feed an animal.  You will get wet and fishy!  Participants will get to take home a Saint Louis Zoo nametag, a commemorative water bottle, and a coupon for a complimentary beverage as well as receive reserved seating for a Sea Lion Show.  Family members are encouraged to be available at various times during the session to take pictures of the Junior Trainer in action.  Please wear a t-shirt, khaki or jean shorts and old close-toed shoes. Bring a bottle of water and a camera if you like.

Note: We do not recommend this program for participants with any allergies to shellfish.

Limited to 1 participant per session.
Participants will be registered for only one session.

Fee: Zoo Members $140 / General Public $150

DateDayTime
Apr 4-May 24 Saturdays and
Sundays only
(No AM session April 25)
AM Session
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Apr 4-May 24 Saturdays and
Sundays only
PM Session
12:30-2:30 p.m.
May 25-Sep 7 Daily
(No AM session July 2, 3, 4)
AM Session
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
May 25-Sep 7 Daily
(No PM session June 19, July 2, 3, 4)
PM Session
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Sep 12-Oct 25 Saturdays and
Sundays only
AM Session
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sep 12-Oct 25 Saturdays and
Sundays only
PM Session
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Please Note: The Buddy System does not apply to the Junior Sea Lion Trainer program.

For this program, mark your choices for DATES instead of CODE on the registration form. Due to the popularity of this program, please list as many program choices as possible. (Include a separate sheet if necessary).