For organized groups Kindergarten -- 12th grade
|Dates:||Self-guided scavenger hunts can be completed whenever the Zoo is open.|
|How to get one:||Call the Education Department at (314) 646-4544 or download them (see below).|
Scavenger hunts are activity pages that lead your group on a self-guided tour of the Zoo to discover more about specific topics. Upon request, we will mail or fax a single copy of any particular hunt. You can also view and print a copy of a scavenger hunt by clicking on the topics below. Please make as many copies as you need for your group. (The Introduction to Missouri Wildlife class includes a Missouri Wildlife scavenger hunt.)
Our scavenger hunts are updated periodically in an attempt to provide the most current information about our animals. Please request or print a new copy each year. While we encourage educators to use our scavenger hunts, we know that many create their own. Please note that we cannot support non-Zoo created scavenger hunts, nor be responsible if they do not have the most up-to-date information on our animals. Our website is a great source for animal information and can be used as a resource. If you have a question regarding whether an animal is on exhibit, please call the Animal Information Hotline at (314) 646-4549 (toll free 1-800-966-8877, ext. 4549).
Scavenger Hunt Topics
Grades K-3: Developed for small groups (six or less) led by an adult.
Allow up to 60 minutes.
- Children's Zoo K-3rd
- Animal Classifications K-3rd
- Animal Adaptations K-3rd
- Animals Around the World K-3rd
- Insectarium K-3rd
Grade 4-8: Developed for use by individuals or small groups.
Allow 90 minutes.
- Animal Adaptations 4th-5th
- Animal Adaptations 6th-8th
- Endangered Species 4th-8th
- Exploring the Saint Louis Zoo 4th-8th
- Missouri Wildlife 4th-8th
Allow 60-75 minutes.
Grade 7-12: Developed for use by individuals or small groups.
Allow 90 minutes.
Allow 60 minutes.
The Saint Louis Zoo's programs and facilities are available for people of all abilities. Please let us know (preferably 24 hours in advance) if there is anything that we can do that would make a program or facility more accessible to you or your group by calling (314) 781-0900.