Wild Nights At The Saint Louis Zoo

These overnight programs are for families with children ages 5 and up. Youth and adults attend these programs TOGETHER. The fees for these programs are per registered participant. All participating family members must be registered.

Summer overnights offer a unique opportunity for participants to sleep under the stars or sea (lions), without tents. Weather permitting we will sleep in our overnight space in the heart of the Zoo (Under the Sea-lion overnights sleep inside the Sea Lion Sound tunnel). All overnights include an evening snack, guided night hike around Zoo grounds, continental breakfast and a souvenir cup.

Social Nights

For families with participants ages 5 and up; one adult and one child minimum

Spend a night at the Zoo while learning what goes on at the Zoo at night. We will explore the adaptations of nocturnal animals and their complex social behaviors. By the time you snuggle into your sleeping bag, you will not only be able to identify what animal calls you hear, but also what they are “saying”! This program includes crafts, games, guided hikes and a campfire before bed.

Limited to 60 participants per session.

Instructors: Zoo Staff

Fee: Zoo Members $40 / General Public $45

CodeDateDay/Time
N613SN June 13 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa SOLD OUT
N627SN June 27 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa  
N718SN July 18 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa  
N808SN Aug 8 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa  

Under the Sea-lion

For families with participants ages 5 and up; one adult and one child minimum

Join us for this amazing opportunity to sleep inside the Sea Lion Sound tunnel! We will explore some of our marine life at the Zoo by visiting Caribbean Cove and the Herpetarium. 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.

Instructors: Zoo Staff

Fee: Zoo Members $60 / General Public $65

CodeDateDay/Time
N614US June 14 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su SOLD OUT
N621US June 21 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su SOLD OUT
N628US June 28 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su SOLD OUT
N712US July 12 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su SOLD OUT
N719US July 19 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su SOLD OUT
N726US July 26 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su SOLD OUT
N802US Aug 2 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su SOLD OUT
N809US Aug 9 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su  
N816US Aug 16 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su SOLD OUT