Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees listed are per person.

For Families with Children in Grades KG - 3

Animal Alphabets
Come learn about animals from A to Z! Each program features a different group of Zoo animals. We will explore all about that particular animal group through hands-on activities. We will also go on an adventure to visit the animal at their Zoo habitat. Note: These programs do not include behind-the-scenes tours or opportunities to touch animals on exhibit while touring the Zoo.

A is for Ape!
What makes apes different from monkeys? Where do apes live? Swing on by the Zoo to learn more about our gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans.

Limited to 24 participants per session
Fee: Zoo Members $16/ General Public $18
F0215AA - February 15 (Sa); 9 - 10:30 a.m. - CLOSED

B is for Bear!
Grizzly, Sun and Andean - Oh my! We have bears from three continents here at the Zoo. So put your paws in motion and get ready for an un-bear-ably good time!

Limited to 24 participants per session
Fee: Zoo Members $16/ General Public $18
F0315BB - March 15 (Sa); 9 - 10:30 a.m. - CLOSED

C is for Cat!
How do you tell a leopard from a Jaguar? What is the difference between a large cat and a small cat? In this class, we will discuss lions, leopards, cheetahs, and more. Make your way to the Zoo to learn all about these large cats!

Limited to 24 participants per session
Fee: Zoo Members $16/ General Public $18
F0405CC - April 5 (Sa); 9 - 10:30 a.m. - CLOSED

D is for Dog!
Come and join our pack and learn about the wild dogs and their relatives that live at the Saint Louis Zoo.

Limited to 24 participants per session
Fee: Zoo Members $16/ General Public $18
F0510DD - May 10 (Sa); 9 - 10:30 a.m.

For Families with Children in Grades KG - Up

Under the Sea-lion
Back by popular demand! Join us for this amazing opportunity to sleep inside the Sea Lion Sound tunnel! We will explore the Zoo at night while learning about amazing animal adaptations. 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!

Limited to 16 participants per session
Fee: Zoo Members $60/General Public $65

CodeDateDay/Time
N0405US April 5 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su CLOSED
N0411US April 11 6:30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa CLOSED
N0426US April 26 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su SOLD OUT
N0502US May 2 6:30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa SOLD OUT
N0510US May 10 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su SOLD OUT
N0516US May 16 6:30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa SOLD OUT

Family Animal Encounters
Come treat your family and friends to an amazing animal encounter! Meet some of our animal ambassadors in an up close and personal session hosted by the Zoo’s knowledgeable Instructors. Program sessions are 30 minutes in length.

Choose your topic:

  • Amazing African Animals
  • Animal Superstars
  • Feathers and Fur
  • North American Wildlife
  • Scales and Slime

Choose your date:

  • January 26 (Su) - CLOSED
  • February 8 (Sa) - CLOSED
  • March 23 (Su) - CLOSED

Choose your time:

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.

Register online

There must be a minimum of one adult for every 1-5 children. The maximum is 12 people. Every child and adult in attendance must be registered and complete a Household Registration Form (this packet will be emailed to the contact person after completing the online registration).

Fee:
Zoo Members $20 booking fee, plus $7 for each person in attendance
General Public $25 booking fee, plus $8 for each person in attendance

The booking fee is non-refundable.

A transfer fee of $8 will be charged to move to another date.