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

Animal Myths and Legends

For students entering 4th - 6th grade

From art to books to movies, animals play an important role in our modern-day entertainment.  But do dragons really exist?  What exactly is a Piasa?  Where did the myth of the Kraken come from?  This class will explore a variety of animals, real and imaginary, and how they add to our enjoyment of the stories in which they are found.

Limited to 16 students per session

Instructor: Zoo Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $27/General Public $30

Y621ML June 21 Tu 2-4 p.m.
Y714ML July 14 Th 2-4 p.m.

Camp Caribbean (NEW)

For students entering 4th - 6th grade

Come experience Caribbean Cove from the keeper’s point of view. Prepare diets for the stingrays and sharks, tour the life support tent and see all that goes into maintaining the exhibit to keep the animals healthy and exhibit looking nice. An art project, game and observation activity will complete the day. A Saint Louis Zoo snack and lunch will be provided.

Limited to 15 students per session

Instructor:Zoo Instructor

Fee:Zoo Members $90/General Public $100

Camp KangaZoo Particiant Discount:  Zoo Member $75/General Public $85

Y617CC June 17 F 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Y624CC June 24 F 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Y701CC July 1 F 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Y708CC July 8 F 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Y715CC July 15 F 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Y722CC July 22 F 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Y729CC July 29 F 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Y805CC Aug 5 F 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Y812CC Aug 18 F 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

Grossology 101

For students entering 4th - 6th

In this class, gross is good!  You will have an up-close, personal experience with hairballs, slime-producing creatures, and some of the grossest things you have never heard of!  Let your inner “grossologist” shine while learning about all the different ways scientists investigate gross things.  To top it off, we will make your very own collection of gross things to take home!

Limited to 16 students per session

Instructor: Zoo Instructor

Fee:Zoo Members $27/General Public $30

Y623GR June 23 Th 2-4 p.m.
Y727GR July 27 W 9:30-11:30 a.m.