Classes include live animals, biofacts, and observation and investigation activities to help meet your child's science needs. Programs are held on the 2nd Monday of 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: HAPPY HABITATS

Awesome Arctic!
What is it like in the Arctic and Antarctic, and why are these places so special? Do penguins and polar bears live together in their cold habitats? Join us as we investigate why the North and South Poles are some of the “coolest” places around!

Limited to 32 participants
Fee: Zoo Members $16/General Public $18
H0210AA - February 10 (M); 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - SOLD OUT

Dynamite Deserts!
Rattlesnakes, coyotes, and scorpions, oh my! The deserts of North America have amazing animals with incredible adaptations for surviving in such harsh places. In this class, we’ll explore why this habitat, and the animals and plants that call it home, are so important.

Limited to 32 participants
Fee: Zoo Members $16/General Public $18
H0310DD - March 10 (M); 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - SOLD OUT

Bringing the Habitats Home!
We’ve gone everywhere from swamps to prairies to forests to the Arctic and even the desert! We are very fortunate to have such amazing habitats on our wonderful continent! Our animals, trees and even our weather are special. In this class we will celebrate all the exciting things we learned about our North American habitats!

Limited to 32 participants
Fee: Zoo Members $16/General Public $18
H0414HH- April 14 (M); 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Students in Grades 4 - 5: CLASSIFICATION AND CONSERVATION

Invertebrates: Spineless Wonders
Did you know that more than 95% of all living animals do not have backbones? This hands-on class features opportunities to investigate internal and external characteristics of several invertebrate phyla.

Limited to 16 participants
Fee: Zoo Members $16/General Public $18
H0210SW - February 10 (M); 2 - 3:30 p.m. - CLOSED

Classification of Vertebrates
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 16 participants
Fee: Zoo Members $16/General Public $18
H0310CV- March 10 (M); 2 - 3:30 p.m. - CLOSED

Conservation at the Zoo
Wildlife from all over the Earth faces survival challenges from habitat loss, pollution, introduced species, human overpopulation and other factors. Come learn about programs that the Saint Louis Zoo participates in, the Zoo's WildCare Institute, and what you can start doing now to help save species!

Limited to 16 participants
Fee: Zoo Members $16/General Public $18
H0414CZ - April 14 (M); 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Students In Grades 6 - 8: CONSERVATION AND BEYOND

Conservation in Action
The need for conservation is greater than ever, with one vertebrate species disappearing from the Earth every day. The Saint Louis Zoo works cooperatively with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and international institutions to conserve species around the world. Come learn about AZA programs that the Saint Louis Zoo participates in, and the Zoo's WildCare Institute. Use of biofacts, live animals, and an inquiry-based activity will complete this class.

Limited to 16 participants
Fee: Zoo Members $16/General Public $18
H0210AC - February 10 (M); 2 - 3:30 p.m. - CLOSED

Conservation in Africa
Did you know the Saint Louis Zoo is a world leader in saving endangered species and their habitats? In this program, you will see how the Saint Louis Zoo is helping to raise support and awareness through cooperative conservation, research and education programs in the field. This program will focus on the plight of Sahelo-Saharan wildlife and the wildlife from the horn of Africa.

Limited to 16 participants
Fee: Zoo Members $16/General Public $18
H0310AF - March 10 (M); 2 - 3:30 p.m. - CLOSED

Conservation in Missouri
Many animals are threatened in the wild by shrinking habitats, disease and poaching. Creating awareness for these animals is so important to their survival. In this session, we will investigate native pollinators, American burying beetles, and hellbenders; the problems they are facing, and the importance of these animals to our own lives. Come learn how the Saint Louis Zoo is helping in the conservation of these species and their ecosystems.

Limited to 16 participants
Fee: Zoo Members $16/General Public $18
H0414MO - April 14 (M); 2 - 3:30 p.m.