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

Dive Into the Ocean

For students entering 5th - 6th

Dive in and get your feet wet as we explore life in the ocean.  Discover how we in St. Louis affect the ocean, and how the ocean affects us.  We will visit marine animals, including the “Stingrays at Caribbean Cove”, enjoy the Zoo’s Sea Lion Show and more. 

Limited to 16 students per session.

Instructor: Zoo Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $50/General Public $54

CodeDateDayTime 
Y601DO June 1 & 2 M & Tu 1-4 p.m.  
Y630DO June 30 & July 1 Tu & W 1-4 p.m.  
Y709DO July 9 & 10 Th & F 1-4 p.m.  
Y715DO July 15 & 16 W & Th 1-4 p.m.  
Y729DO July 29 & 30 W & Th 1-4 p.m.  

Junior Keeper

For students entering 5th - 6th grade

Find out what it is really like to be a keeper at the Saint Louis Zoo. In this class, we will meet live animals, solve “keeper challenges”, and play a game or two. We will explore all the different things keepers do every single day to ensure the health and well-being of our animals. So get ready to “dig in” for this exciting hands-on keeper experience. NOTE: Wear old clothes and shoes.

Limited to 12 students per session.

Instructor: Zoo Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $40 / General Public $43

CodeDateDayTime 
Y610JK June 10 & 11 W & Th 9-11:30 a.m.
Y617JK June 17 & 18 W & Th 9-11:30 a.m.  
Y624JK June 24 & 25 W & Th 9-11:30 a.m.  

Photo Safari

For students entering 5th - 6th grade

Join us to discover some of the Zoo’s most impressive animals and how to take their pictures. We will provide a digital camera for each participant to use while we learn about photography at the Zoo. Come back the second week to assemble your photos in a special memory photo album to take home. Film development included. We look forward to having you in this fun art and animals program!

Limited to 16 students per session.

Instructors: Zoo Docents

Fee: Zoo Members $55 / General Public $58

CodeDateDayTime 
Y608PS June 8 &
June 15
M
M
9-11:30 a.m. &
9-10:30 a.m.
 
Y609PS June 9 &
June 16
Tu
Tu
9-11:30 a.m. &
9-10:30 a.m.