For students in 2nd - 8th grade.

Join a Children's Zoo Keeper for a day of fun and hard work. You will work in an animal room or barn with a keeper and learn to handle a small mammal, bird or reptile and then present the animal to Children's Zoo visitors. You will join the keepers for staff meeting, break time and lunch. Please wear a t-shirt, khaki or jean shorts/pants and old shoes - you will get dirty! Bring a bottle of water and a camera if you like. A Saint Louis Zoo nametag, snack and lunch will be provided.

Summer Sessions

Fee: Zoo Members $145 / General Public $155

Participants will be registered for only one date.

Offered Daily(except June 19, July 2, 3, 4)
May 25 - Aug 9
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Limited to 4 participants per day

Offered Daily
Aug 10 - Sep 7
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Limited to 2 participants per day

Register for Summer Sessions:

Summer Online Registration

Summer Mail-in Registration

Please Note: The Buddy System does not apply to the Keeper-For-A-Day 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).