Classes include live animals, biofacts, and observation and investigation activities to help meet your child's science needs. Programs are held on select Mondays each month. Classes meet in the lower level of The Living World Building. For more information, call (314) 646-4544, option #6.

Students in Grades K - 3: Vivacious Vertebrates

In this series, we will discover the unique characteristics of animals from the major groups of vertebrates: fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Students will be introduced to the basic skills of classification.

Limited to 45 participants per morning session
Limited to 15 participants per afternoon session
Fee: Zoo Members $18/General Public $20

Bodacious Birds

H0209B1 - February 9 (M); 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
H0209B2 - February 9 (M); 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Birds that Break the Rules: Ostriches, Emus, and Penguins

H0309B1 - March 9 (M); 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
H0309B2 - March 9 (M); 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Marvelous Mammals

H0413M1 - April 13 (M); 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
H0413M2 - April 13 (M); 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Classification Celebration

H0518C1 - May 18 (M); 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
H0518C2 - May 18 (M); 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Students in Grades 4 - 5: Ecology - Everything's Connected

The diversity of animal life on our planet is a result of Earth's unique wild places. Through live animals, biofacts, and hands-on activities, we will investigate how different species are adapted to their biome, ecosystem, and habitat. We will also find out how the Zoo helps wild animals in these unique wild places.

Limited to 16 students per session
Fee: Zoo Members $18/General Public $20

Missouri Waterways

H0209MW - February 9 (M); 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

South America

H0309SA- March 9 (M); 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Madagascar

H0413MA - April 13 (M); 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Arctic

H0518AR - May 18 (M); 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Students in Grades 4 - 8

Junior Marine Biologist (NEW!) 
The ocean is Earth’s largest ecosystem.  Fish make up only 2-3% of the 250,000 known ocean species.  Scientists estimate unknown species number more than a million. Come take a deep dive into a study of the Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems.  Learn why the Ocean is important to those of us living in the land-locked Midwest. Participant feedback will be welcomed and valued as this one-day program serves to “pilot” or “beta-test” a potential multiple day summer program.  While “non-homeschool” students are welcome to register, the program is only being marketed to our Home School audience.  Participants need to bring a sack lunch.  For more information, please contact Chris Blair at (314) 646-4545, or at Blair@stlzoo.org .

Limited to 15 participants
Fee: Zoo Members $38/General Public $40
H0216JU - February 16 (M); 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Students In Grades 6 - 8: Zoology

In this series, students will explore the various scientific fields found within the Zoo setting that offers the best possible animal husbandry and management.  We will dive deeper into the study of fish, amphibians and reptiles, birds, and mammals.

Limited to 16 students per session
Fee: Zoo Members $18/General Public $20

Icthyology

H0209IC - February 9 (M); 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Herpetology

H0309HE - March 9 (M); 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Ornithology

H0413OR - April 13 (M); 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Mammalogy

H0518MM - May 18 (M); 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.