Saint Louis Zoo docents have been trained to adapt educational programs to meet your group’s specific educational needs. The following programs have been developed specifically for participants with special needs. No minimum number of students is required. However, we recommend a maximum of 15 students per program.

You are responsible for managing the behavior of your group. We request that you provide the necessary supervision so that our staff and/or docents can provide a meaningful and quality experience.

Classes

Teachers may request on-site classes from our offerings that would be appropriate for students with special needs. If the needs of the students will be better met with programs for students in younger grades (i.e., more developmentally appropriate), please let us know when scheduling. To schedule a program, call the Education Department at (314) 646-4544.

Tour

SENSATIONAL CREATURES: TOUR FOR PEOPLE WITH VISUAL OR SPECIAL NEEDS

K-12 and adults
Program length: 45 minutes
Fee: $65 (ZMD $50)
Offered year-round

This tour highlights the wonder of the animals found at the Saint Louis Zoo. This will be a multi-sensory experience utilizing the strengths of the participants and geared to their developmental level.

Outreach

Programs can be presented to participants of all ages with a wide range of abilities. We will work with you to meet the unique needs of your group. Click here for a full listing of our outreach programs for students with special needs.