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.

Extended Spring Dates!

Fee: Zoo Members $145/General Public $155

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

DateDayTime
April 26, 27 Daily 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
May 3, 4 Daily 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
May 10, 11 Daily 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
May 17, 18 Daily 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Register here for Spring dates:

Online Registration

Mail-in Registration

Summer Dates

Fee: Zoo Members $145/General Public $155

Limited to 4 participants per day (two participants per keeper).
Participants will be registered for only one date.

DateDayTime
May 23 - 31 Daily 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
June 1 - 15 Daily 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
June 16 - 30 Daily 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
July 1 - 15 Daily
(except July 3, 4, 5)
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
July 16 - 31 Daily 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
August 1 - 17 Daily 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

Limited to 2 participants per day.

DateDayTime
Aug 18 - Sep 1 Daily 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m  

(See at right for Summer Program 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.)