Youth attend these programs on their own, unaccompanied by a parent or other adult.

Animal Tracks and Signs - Africa (NEW)

For students entering 3rd - 5th

Who visited the watering hole last night?  Animals leave clues behind that we can use to tell who they are and where they have been; we just have to look for them!  Journey with us as we discover ways to find out who has been where we’ve never been before. 

Limited to 15 students per session.

Instructor: Zoo Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $30/General Public $33

CodeDateDayTime 
Y624TA June 24 W 1:30-4 p.m.  
Y715TA July 15 W 9:30-12 noon  
Y723TA July 23 Th 1:30-4 p.m.  
Y728TA July 28 Tu 1:30-4 p.m.  

Dino-Mite Discoveries

For students entering 3rd - 5th grade

Have you ever wondered what it is like to study dinosaurs and fossils like a real paleontologist? Did certain dinosaurs really have feathers? Just how much can a fossil tell us about the earth 200 million years ago? In this class, we will explore what scientists have discovered about how dinosaurs lived and how they use fossils to learn more about them. We will meet distant dinosaur relatives and make our own fossil replicas to take home.

Limited to 15 students per session.

Instructor: Zoo Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $30/General Public $33

CodeDateDayTime 
Y605DD June 5 F 1:30-4 p.m.  
Y626DD June 26 F 1:30-4 p.m.  
Y716DD July 16 Th 9:30-12 noon  
Y724DD July 24 F 1:30-4 p.m.  

Enormous Elephants and Their Cousins

For students entering 3rd - 5th

Elephants, rhinos, and hippos are the largest land animals on the planet!  Join us as we explore their amazing adaptations like trunks, horns, and giant teeth!  We will also learn all about the elephants, rhinos, and hippos that call the Saint Louis Zoo home, including our growing elephant family.  We will finish the class with a walk through the River’s Edge to see these amazing giants.

Limited to 15 students per session.

Instructor: Zoo Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $30/General Public $33

CodeDateDayTime 
Y601EE June 1 M 1:30-4 p.m.  
Y618EE June 18 Th 9:30-12 noon  
Y709EE July 9 Th 9:30-12 noon  
Y717EE July 17 F 9:30-12 noon  
Y722EE July 22 W 9:30-12 noon  

Herp, Herp, Hooray

For students entering 3rd - 5th grade

Come explore our awesome amphibians and radical reptiles. We will meet snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, and toads; learn about their lives in the wild, and what the Saint Louis Zoo is doing to conserve these amazing animals.

Limited to 15 students per session.

Instructor: Zoo Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $30/General Public $33

CodeDateDayTime 
Y526H1P May 26 Tu 1:30-4 p.m.  
Y604H1A June 4 Th 9:30-12 noon  
Y604H1P June 4 Th 1:30-4 p.m.  
Y612H1A June 12 F 9:30-12 noon  
Y612H1P June 12 F 1:30-4 p.m.  
Y707H1A July 7 Tu 9:30-12 noon  
Y720H1A July 20 M 9:30-12 noon  
Y720H1P July 20 M 1:30-4 p.m.  
Y806H1P Aug 6 Th 1:30-4 p.m.  

Penguin Plunge

For students entering 3rd - 5th 

Why do penguins look like they are wearing tuxedos?  Are they really birds?  How can you tell them apart?  Join us as we investigate these unique animals.  We will also waddle over to the Penguin and Puffin Coast exhibit to learn more about these fascinating animals.

Limited to 15 students per session.

Instructor: Zoo Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $30/General Public $33

CodeDateDayTime 
Y527PP May 27 W 1:30-4 p.m.  
Y605PP June 5 F 9:30-12 noon  
Y611PP June 11 Th 1:30-4 p.m. CLOSED
Y622PP June 22 M 1:30-4 p.m.  
Y708PP July 8 W 9:30-12 noon  
Y714PP July 14 Tu 1:30-4 p.m.  
Y731PP July 31 F 9:30-12 noon  

Playful Primates

For students entering 3rd - 5th

Do you love monkeys, apes, and lemurs?  Swing on down to the Zoo, where you will discover what all primates have in common and how they are different.  We will also play games, and make a craft to help us learn about the primates we have at the Zoo.  We will finish up our class with a visit to the Primate House and Fragile Forest.

Limited to 15 students per session.

Instructor: Zoo Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $30/General Public $33

CodeDateDayTime 
Y629PL June 29 M 1:30-4 p.m.  
Y710PL July 10 F 1:30-4 p.m.  
Y723PL July 23 Th 9:30-12 noon  
Y730PL July 30 Th 9:30-12 noon  

Rainforest Rumble

For students entering 3rd - 5th grade

Join us for a visit to see gorillas, parrots, monkeys, and other rainforest residents at the Saint Louis Zoo.  During this action-packed adventure, you will learn about the unique features of the rainforests, the animals that live there, and what you can do to help animals in this amazing habitat.

Limited to 15 students per session.

Instructor: Zoo Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $30/General Public $33

CodeDateDayTime 
Y604RA June 4 Th 9:30-12 noon  
Y629RA June 29 M 9:30-12 noon  
Y722RA July 22 W 1:30-4 p.m.  
Y731RA July 31 F 1:30-4 p.m.