For students entering 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 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
August 1 - August 17
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Limited to 4 participants per day (two participants per keeper).

Offered Daily
August 18 - September 1
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Limited to 2 participants per day.

Register for Summer Sessions:

Summer Online Registration

Summer Mail-in Registration

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 date choices as possible. (Include a separate sheet if necessary.)

Fall Sessions

Fee: Zoo Members $145/General Public $155

Participants will be registered for only one date.

Offered Saturdays and Sundays Only
September 6 - November 30
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Limited to 2 participants per day.

Offered Daily
October 13, 16, 17, 20, 21; November 7, 26, 28
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Limited to 4 participants per day.

Discounted Sessions!

Fee: Zoo Members $125/General Public $135

Offered Saturdays and Sundays Only
December 6 - February 28

Offered Daily
December 19, 22, 23, 29, 30; January 16, 19; February 13, 16
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Limited to 4 participants per session.

Register for Fall Sessions:

Fall/Spring Online Registration

Fall/Spring Mail-in Registration

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 date choices as possible. (Include a separate sheet if necessary.)