Summer Snooze at the Zoo
Tiger, Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts: Social Nights

Bring your pack/den to the Zoo to enjoy an overnight adventure! Spend a night at the Zoo while learning what goes on at the Zoo at night. We will explore the adaptations of nocturnal animals and their complex social behaviors. By the time you snuggle into your sleeping bag, you will not only be able to identify what animal calls you hear, but also what they are “saying”! This program includes crafts, games, guided hikes and a campfire before bed.

PLEASE NOTE: – Due to the popularity of our Summer Snooze at the Zoo program, we will hold a lottery to begin registration. For your group to be included in the lottery, your Summer Snooze Registration Packet (including ALL completed forms and FULL payment) must be received by: 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Please see pages 3-4 of the registration packet for complete registration information.

Who registers: For packs or dens of Tiger, Wolf, and Bear cub scouts with adult leaders / parents.
Maximum: 60 participants.
Fee: $35/person

CodeDateDay/TimePymt by Check
Pymt by Credit Card
N0719CB July 19 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su June 27, 2014 July 3, 2014
N0802CB August 2 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su July 11, 2014 July 18, 2014

Cub Scout Program
Tiger, Wolf and Bear: Wildlife Academics Pin

During this evening program, scouts will work on their Wildlife Academic Pin and enjoy seeing the Zoo grounds at night. Scouts will learn about animals that live in their own back yard to animals that live around the world. During this program scouts will:

  • See and touch live animals while learning about camouflage
  • Learn how to bring wildlife into your backyard by creating a birdfeeder
  • Learn how to identify some common animal tracks and make a plaster cast of your favorite track to take home
  • Learn about reptiles and amphibians by completing a flashlight scavenger hunt.

In order to complete your pin you will need to observe your birdfeeder at home for one week. When all activities are complete you may show your booklet to your cub master to receive your patch or pin.

Who registers: Tiger, Wolf and Bear packs or dens and their adult chaperones.
Fee: $15 per scout / adults free
Limit: 45 scouts

To register, please complete and mail the Scout Programs Registration Packet.

CodeDateDay/TimePymt by Check
Pymt by Credit Card
N0415WA April 15 Tu; 6 - 8:30 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED

Dates not working with your schedule? We may be able to schedule another Wildlife Academic Pin program just for your pack or den. Fees are $15 per scout with a minimum fee of $225 (15 scouts). Call 314-646-4614 for additional information.

Do You Have a Mixed Age Group of Scouts?

If you have a scout troop/pack/den that has multiple age levels and our Snooze at the Zoo programs do not match your needs, you can schedule your own private scout overnight. When you schedule your own overnight we use the themes which we are currently offering but tailor them to match your needs. These overnights cost $35 per person and we require a minimum of 30 participants (this total includes scouts and adults) and a maximum of 60 participants.

Please contact Bridget Ebert, Overnight Programs Coordinator at (314) 646-4614 or for more information.


The Zoo's Education Department offers tours seven days a week from September through May, unless otherwise noted. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

See Educational Tours for details and registration information.


Magnificent Missouri Wildlife

This 45-minute program explores Missouri wildlife through classroom presentation and contact with live animals. Classes available year round. Click on link above for more details.