Students entering grade 9 may also register for Adult Programs.

Breakfast is for the Birds

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 on fall migration.  The stroll will also include stops at the Bird House and the Cypress Swamp Exhibit in the historic 1904 Flight Cage.  Saint Louis Zoo traces its origins to the 1904 World’s Fair, when the Smithsonian Institution commissioned the Flight Cage for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.  St. Louisans rallied to keep the Flight Cage intact after the fair, and the City of St. Louis soon purchased it.  Within a few short years, it served as the impetus for St. Louis to develop a full-fledged zoo – the first municipally supported zoo in the world.  Program starts at Lakeside Café.

Limited to 20 participants
Fee: Zoo Members $16/ General Public $18
A0514BB - May 14 (Sa); 8:30 - 10 a.m.

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
Fee: Zoo Members $30/General Public $35
A0507ZT - May 7 (Sa); 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Adult Only Under the Sea-lion
For Ages 18 and Up

Join us for this amazing opportunity to sleep inside the Sea Lion Sound tunnel!  You will talk with Zoo staff about how we take care of our animal collection and then team up to solve a scavenger hunt. After a night hike, we will end the night by laying out sleeping bags inside the tunnel.  You will awake under the sea and hopefully under a sea lion!  This overnight includes a catered dinner and continental breakfast.

Limited to 14 participants per session
Fee: Zoo Members $75/General Public $80
N0416US - April 16 - 17 (Sa-Su); 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su
N0527US - May 27 - 28 (F-Sa); 6:30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa

ZooQuest: Fence to Fields
For Ages 18 and Up

How savvy is your Saint Louis Zoo knowledge?  Put what you know to the test in ZooQuest!  In this half day quest-based adventure, you and your teammates will use all your skills to prove that you are indeed true Zoo adventurers.  Part scavenger hunt and part adventure- challenge, ZooQuest guarantees you will never look at the Saint Louis Zoo the same way again. So, ask yourself - Are you ready to walk on the wild side?

Fees are PER TEAM (Maximum 4 per team)
Fee: Zoo Member $45/General Public $50
April 9 (Sa); 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
ZooQuest Registration

Wine and Cheese Night Prowl: Animal Behavior Blitz
For Adults Ages 21 – Up

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. Along the way you will see and hear about some of our Zoo animals and hopefully see them display some of their unique behaviors. What a wild way to spend happy hour!

Limited to 50 participants per session
Fee: Zoo Members $23/General Public $25

N0309WC March 9 W - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
N0324WC March 24 Th - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
N0407WC April 7 Th - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
N0427WC April 27 W - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
N0505WC May 5 Th - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Saint Louis Zoo Lectures

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