Students entering grade 9 may also register for Adult Programs.

Claws & Paws, Pelts & Pachyderms

Come experience a closeness with wild animals hard to get anywhere else! Saint Louis Zoo Education Staff will present tiger and lion pelts, elephant feet, rhino horns, bear paws, giraffe legs, skulls, teeth and other teaching artifacts. Experiencing these items first-hand can give you a new appreciation for and a deeper understanding of the challenges these animals face for survival. We will then walk out with our tour guide to see these animals in their habitats as you learn more about them. This program involves walking ¾ mile over hilly terrain. Program starts in the Living World building and continues on Zoo grounds. Parking is available on either the North or South Parking Lot.

Limited to 24 participants per session
Fee: Zoo Members $12/ General Public $15
April 5 (Sa); 8:30 – 10 a.m. - CLOSED

Point and Shoot Zootography

It doesn’t take thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment to get great pictures at the Zoo. Leave that digital SLR at home and bring your compact point and shoot camera and your vision for a day of classroom discussion and taking pictures all around the Zoo. Experienced Zoo volunteer photographers will give you hints on how to get the best picture and provide hands-on coaching at several exhibits at the Zoo. The class will take a break at noon for participants to get lunch on their own. After lunch, instructors will review class member photos and offer suggestions.

Limited to 12 participants per session
Fee: Zoo Members $30/ General Public $35
A0426ZT - April 26 (Sa); 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - SOLD OUT


For ages 18 and up.

Theme: 50th Birthday Celebration for Zoo Education!

ZooQuest is a challenging quest-based program, taking place on Saint Louis Zoo grounds. Part trivia challenge and part scavenger-hunt, it guarantees your team will never look at the Saint Louis Zoo the same way again. You’ll notice signs you usually walk right past, colors that aren’t usually noticed, and details that make the Zoo unique. Once again we will offer two program levels – elite and lite.

Fees are PER TEAM
Fee: Zoo Member $45/General Public $50
April 12 (Sa); Elite - 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Lite - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - CLOSED

Wine and Cheese Night Prowl

Come sip, taste and tour at the Saint Louis Zoo on this adult wine and cheese night prowl. First you will enjoy a wine and cheese happy hour, and then you will embark on a twilight tour around the Zoo where you will witness some of our animals’ nocturnal behaviors and communications. You may even hear a lion roar or a hyena whoop! What a wild way to spend happy hour!

Limited to 50 participants per session
Fee: Zoo Members $20/General Public $22
N0326WC - March 26 (W); 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - CLOSED
N0417WC - April 17 (Th); 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT
N0522WC – May 22 (Th); 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT


For more information and to register, visit or call (314) 539-4556.

Breakfast is For the Birds - CANCELLED
The Saint Louis Zoo is proud to be home to over 300 different kinds of birds. Join us for a hot breakfast, followed by a 3/4‑mile bird-watching stroll to see native birds as well as those passing through the Zoo on Spring migration. The stroll will include a discussion of the exhibits and birds we may see while touring the Bird House and the Cypress Swamp exhibit in the historic 1904 Flight Cage. The Zoo traces its origin to the 1904 World’s Fair, when the Smithsonian Institute commissioned the Flight Cage for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. A few years after its purchase, the Flight Cage served as the impetus for St. Louis to develop a full-fledged Zoo. Program starts at Lakeside Café. Parking is available on either the North or South Parking Lot.

Limited to 20 participants per session
Fee: $18 per person
March 22 (Sa); 8:30 - 10 a.m. - CANCELLED

Saint Louis Zoo Lectures

Free lectures are open to the public. No reservations required.