Summer Snooze at the Zoo:
From Dusk til Dawn

What goes on when the sun goes down? Or better yet, who comes out? Come to the Zoo and explore the awesome world of nocturnal animals. We will learn about their unique adaptations and even test them against our own abilities. This program will also let us see some of our Zoo’s nocturnal animals after the sun goes down and find out what they do all night long. So join us and find out about the unique animals that are up from dusk til dawn! Cadette Scouts will complete all requirements for the Night Owl Badge.

For Girl Scout Cadettes and their adult chaperones

Fee: $37 per person (full payment due at time of registration)

Summer 2016 Snooze Registration Packet

DateDay/TimePymt by Check
Pymt by Credit Card
June 4-5 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su May 13, 2016 May 20, 2016 
July 30-31 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su July 8, 2016 July 15, 2016 

Snooze at the Zoo - Girl Scout Cadettes: Snooze Around the World

Whether your favorite continent is Africa or North America, we have a program for you. In this one-of-a-kind overnight experience, you will “visit” many different places around the world. We will take a close look at different animals from each continent and the issues affecting wildlife in the area. We will also learn what the Zoo is doing to help and even some things you can do to help these animals.  So pack your bags for a one way tour of the whole world!

Overnight evening activities will includes rotations through exciting activities, an evening pizza snack (with a soft drink), and a night hike around Zoo grounds, which includes a flashlight tour of the Herpetarium. The morning portion of the overnight adventure includes a continental breakfast, a morning stroll around Zoo grounds to see the animals wake-up, a souvenir Zoo patch and glow-in-the-dark overnight cup!

Who attends: Girl Scouts Cadettes and adult chaperones.

Fee: $37 per person. (Full payment due at time of registration.)

Snooze Registration Packet

CodeDateDay/TimePymt by Check
Pymt by Credit Card
S0416CD April 16, 2016 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su Mar. 25, 2016 Apr. 1, 2016

Private Under the Sea-lion Overnights

For families and organized groups with participants ages 5 and up

Join us for this amazing opportunity to sleep inside the Sea Lion Sound tunnel! We will explore some of our marine and freshwater life at the Zoo by visiting Chain of Lakes and the Herpetarium. We will end the night by laying out sleeping bags inside the tunnel. You will awake under the sea and, hopefully, under a sea lion!

Fee: $60 per person (minimum of 12 people)

Limited to 16 to 18 people in the sea lion tunnel. Maximum of 24 people (some will sleep in the cave area or by the sea lion windows).

Instructors: Zoo Staff

Please contact Bridget Ebert, Overnight Programs Coordinator or other overnight staff at (314) 646-4614 or for more 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 $40 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.

Girl Scout Cadette After School Badge Program

Do you want an exciting after school activity for your Scouts? Come to the Zoo for an after school badge program. Each program includes a live animal presentation as well as other fun activities that are designed to help you meet the criteria for your badge. *Note: This program does not complete the badge.

Animal Helpers Badge
Zoos are a great place to see animals in a natural environment, but did you know Zoo animals can also help people? In this afterschool program, we will explore the connection between animals and humans. We will look at how that connection has developed and changed in a Zoo setting and what the future may hold for animals and humans. (This class will complete #1 Explore the connection between humans and animals, #3 Know how animals help people emotionally, and #5 Look at how animals might help us in the future.)

Who registers: Girl Scout Cadette Troops (max. 25 scouts and adults)
Times: Classes are offered on weekdays from September to May
Fee: 60 minute program is $100

For registration information, please call (314) 646-4544, #6.


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.