Note: students entering grades 9 and up may also register for adult programs.

A Sunset View - Past and Future

Enjoy a cool evening tour of the Zoo exploring the history that has made us an internationally famous institution. We’ll also visit several exhibits and discuss the future transformations that will keep us the talk of the zoological world! Finish with snacks and beverages on the deck while watching the sunset over the lake by Carousel Cafe.

Limited to 25 participants per session

Instructors: Zoo Interpreters

Fee: Zoo Members $15/General Public $20

CodeDateDayTime
A619SV June 19 Su 7:30-9 p.m.
A716SV July 16 Sa 7:30-9 p.m.
A815SV Aug 15 M 7:30-9 p.m.

Animal Enrichment

One of the big challenges of the modern zoo is enriching an animal’s captive environment so its repertoire of natural behaviors is displayed. Come and find out how Zoo staff and volunteers use a myriad of methods to enhance the animals’ enclosures. These activities enrich the animals’ lives and provide exciting observational experiences for the visitor. We will start the program by learning the hows, whys, and whats of enrichment along with making enrichment items for some of our Zoo animals. We will visit the animals and watch them enjoy the enrichment items we made.

Limited to 20 participants

Instructor: Zoo Staff

Fee: Zoo Members $32 / General Public $37

CodeDateDayTime
A618AE June 18 Sa 9:30 a.m.-12 noon

Outside the Fence (NEW)

From Missouri to Madagascar, the Zoo plays an important role in the global conservation community.  We all care about wildlife and want to safeguard ecosystems for future generations of animals and people.  On this evening tour, come and discover the amazing community conservation work that goes on “outside the fence” of the Saint Louis Zoo.  Participants meet in The Living World.

Limited to 20 participants per session

Instructor: Zoo Interpreters

Fee: Zoo Members $15/General Public $20

CodeDateDayTime
A604OF June 4 Sa 7:30-9 p.m.
A813OF Aug 13 Sa 7:30-9 p.m.

Pollinator Dinner

Join us for a special Pollinator Dinner where you can sample the many foods pollinators help provide. Before dinner, make a bee block to take home to help native bees and enjoy a honey tasting as you peruse tables and displays about bees and other pollinators. After dinner, sip mead and enjoy a presentation about pollinators and what you can do to help them as we celebrate National Pollinator Week.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 6-9:30 p.m.

Call (314) 646-4897 for registration information and pricing.

Powerful Predator Impact

Though they deal out death, predators play an important part in nature. Come learn about the unique hunting adaptations of predators and how they impact their ecosystem. This program will include a classroom presentation, an opportunity to meet some of our smaller predators up close, and a tour of the carnivores in River’s Edge. Program participants meet in The Living World.

Limited to 20 participants

Instructor: Zoo Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $24 / General Public $29

CodeDateDayTime
A710PD July 10 Su 3:50-5:30 p.m.
(evening program)

Stingray Keeper Chat and Breakfast

Join us behind the scenes at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove! You will have an opportunity to walk through the support tent with a keeper who will discuss the incredible equipment and marine expertise required to take care of our amazing marine animals. You will learn about our stingrays and sharks. We will show you how to touch the sharks and you can feed the stingrays yourself. This program will end with a stingray keeper discussion during a tasty breakfast provided at Lakeside Café.

Limited to 30 participants per session

Instructor: Zoo Interpreters

Fee: Zoo Members $16/General Public $18

CodeDateDayTime
A618SR June 18 Sa 7:30-8:45 a.m.

Animals and Wine and Painting, Oh My!

For adults ages 21 - Up

Join us for a relaxing evening of wine and painting at the Saint Louis Zoo! A zoo animal will be your inspiration as you are guided through the painting process. The result will be a beautiful wildlife masterpiece for you to take home.  All supplies will be provided—just bring yourself!

Limited to 16 participants per session

Instructor: Zoo Staff

Fee: Zoo Members $35 / General Public $37

Merlot and Monarchs at Missouri Meadow

CodeDateDayTime 
A607WP June 7 Tu 6-8:15 p.m. SOLD OUT

Sangria at Sea Lion Sound

CodeDateDayTime 
A622WP June 22 W 6-8:15 p.m. SOLD OUT

Bubbly in the Bird Garden

CodeDateDayTime 
A718WP July 18 M 6-8:15 p.m. CANCELLED
A711WP July 11 M 6-8:15 p.m. SOLD OUT

Reisling at Red Rocks

CodeDateDayTime 
A817WP Aug 17 W 6-8:15 p.m. SOLD OUT

Wine and Cheese Night Prowl: Animal Behaviors

For adults ages 21 and 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, where you will see animals display some of their behaviors. What a wild way to spend happy hour! 

Register online (or mail in form). Please review all registration information. If you have further questions, please email or call us at (314) 646-4544, #6 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Limited to 50 participants per session

Instructors: Zoo Staff

Fee: Zoo Members $23 / General Public $25

CodeDateDayTime 
N818WC Aug 18 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
N831WC Aug 31 W 6:30-8:30 p.m.  
N907WC Sept 7 W 6:30-8:30 p.m.  
N922WC Sept 22 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m.  

Adult Safaris

These after-hours programs allow a more intimate chance to meet both the animals and the curatorial staff who care for them. Program participants meet in the Living World.

Primate Safari

Come visit the Zoo's primate collection. We will have a swinging good time at the Primate House as we learn about the ever-changing social dynamics and behavior of primates as well as the Zoo's conservation efforts. Program participants meet in The Living World.

Limited to 20 participants

Instructor: Primate keeper

Fee: Zoo Members $30 / General Public $35

CodeDateDayTime
A606PS June 6 M 6:20-8 p.m.

Fragile Forest Safari

Come on a tour of Fragile Forest to see our dynamic apes. As you learn about these fascinating primates, you will hear about the joys and challenges of working with some of the Zoo’s most intelligent and most endangered species. Program participants meet in The Living World.

Limited to 20 participants

Instructor: Primate keeper

Fee: Zoo Members $30/General Public $35

CodeDateDayTime
A618FF June 18 Sa 3:50-5:30 p.m.
A715FF July 15 F 3:50-5:30 p.m.
A814FF Aug 14 Su 3:50-5:30 p.m.

Carnivore Safari

Come and explore the Zoo after hours as we visit long-time favorite areas – the Bear Pits, Sea Lion Sound and Big Cat Country. On this informative tour, you will learn how nature rules with fangs and claws. Program participants meet in The Living World.

Limited to 20 participants

Instructors: Animal Division Management Staff-Carnivores

Fee: Zoo Members $30/General Public $35

CodeDateDayTime 
A628CS June 28 Tu 6:20-8 p.m. SOLD OUT

Herp Safari

Join us for a behind-the-scenes evening tour of the Herpetarium. See how the exhibits and animal collection have changed as larger exhibits have allowed us to re-create habitats with mixed species. Insights about ongoing research and new projects will round out the tour.  Program participants meet in The Living World.

Limited to 20 participants

Instructors: Animal Division Management Staff-Reptiles/Aquatics

Fee: Zoo Members $30/General Public $35

CodeDateDayTime
A630HE June 30 Th 6:20-8 p.m.

Hoofed Stock Safari

Do you know which hoofed mammal serves as the Zoo’s symbol? Come explore the Zoo after hours for a personal tour of the Zoo’s hoofed stock collection. See zebras, giraffes, gazelles and more while learning about the challenges of taking care of these diverse mammals. Program participants meet in The Living World.

Limited to 20 participants

Instructor: Antelope Keeper

Fee: Zoo Members $30/General Public $35

CodeDateDayTime
A706HS July 6 W 6:20-8 p.m.

River's Edge Safari

Join the keepers on safari and visit some of the residents of River’s Edge. We will see anteaters, bush dogs, capybara, hyena and the cheetahs. Learn what it takes to be a keeper and care for these charismatic creatures. Program participants meet in The Living World.

Limited to 20 participants

Instructor: River's Edge / Carnivore keeper

Fee: Zoo Members $30 / General Public $35

CodeDateDayTime
A711RE July 11 M 6:20-8 p.m.

Adult Overnight Programs

These overnight programs are for adults ages 18 and up. The fees for these programs are per registered participant. All participating members must be registered.

Summer overnights offer a unique opportunity for participants to sleep under the sea (lions). All overnights include a catered dinner, competitive scavenger hunt with prizes, guided night hike around Zoo grounds, and continental breakfast.

Adult Under the Sea-lion 

For adults ages 18 and up ONLY          

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! 

Register online (or mail in form). Please review all registration information. If you have further questions, please email or call the Education department at (314) 646-4544, #6 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Limited to 14 participants per session

Instructors:  Zoo Staff

Fee: Zoo Members $75 / General Public $80

CodeDateDay/Time
N618US June 18-19 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su SOLD OUT
N723US July 23-24 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su SOLD OUT
N813US Aug 13-14 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su
N924US Sep 24-25 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su

Private Adult Overnight Programs

Do you have an organized group of adults who would like to book their own overnight program?  Private Overnights can be scheduled for groups of adults (18 and over) with a minimum of 10 adults at $80 per participant.  Please contact Bridget Ebert, Overnight Programs Coordinator, at (314) 646-4614 or ebert@stlzoo.org for more information.