Summer Snooze at the Zoo
Webelos: Naturalist Badge

Webelos can spend a night at the Saint Louis Zoo, sleep outside under the stars and learn about local wildlife! Scouts will discover how local wildlife deals with the extremes of our seasons while earning their Naturalist Badge. This is an exciting chance for Scouts to see the Zoo at night and meet Scouts from around the area.

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 Webelos Cub Scouts with adult leaders and parents.
Maximum: 60 participants.
Fee: $35/person

CodeDateDay/TimePymt by Check
Pymt by Credit Card
N0621WB June 21 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su May 30, 2014 June 6, 2014
N0712WB July 12 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
N0725WB July 25 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa July 3, 2014 July 11, 2014

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: $1,200

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.


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.