Spring Theme: Happy 50th Birthday, Education Department!

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - CLOSED
For ages 18 and up only

Are You Up to the Challenge?

ZooQuest is a challenging quest-based program, taking place on Saint Louis Zoo grounds. Part trivia challenge and part scavenger-hunt, it guarantees your team will never look at the Saint Louis Zoo the same way again. You’ll notice signs you usually walk right past, colors that aren’t usually noticed, and details that make the Zoo unique. For example, do you know how many animals on the Conservation Carousel have purple saddles? So ask yourself. . .are you ready to walk on the wild side?

ZooQuest - Happy 50th Birthday, Education Department!

ZooQuest isn't your typical scavenger hunt. This competitive program will help you see the Zoo like you’ve never seen it before! This spring, ZooQuest is honoring the 50th anniversary of the Saint Louis Zoo’s Education Department! The quests will consist of problems and puzzles that can only be solved by following the clues. Oh, and don’t worry, you don’t need a teaching degree to do well this time around, just your observation and time-management skills are required to solve the quests, trivia and visual puzzles. It's sure to be a day of challenges and excitement, so come on down and help us celebrate!

NOTE: This program is designed to be challenging within its designated time frame, to the point that teams may not finish all of their quests. ZooQuest involves a lot of walking around the Zoo and paying close attention to details. Therefore, it is recommended for hard core Zoo fans!!

Two ZooQuest Levels!

ZooQuest Elite – 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This ZooQuest is designed for those who have placed in a previous ZooQuest or have competed in multiple ZooQuests. The format for this ZooQuest will be similar to recent past ZooQuests. If you’re new to ZooQuest and are confident and up for the challenge, by all means give it a try!

ZooQuest Lite – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

If you would rather have just a taste of what ZooQuest can offer, this is the program for you! This ZooQuest is designed for those who are brand new to ZooQuest or have competed before and would prefer a more “toned down” questing experience.


ZooQuest teams must consist of at least 2, but no more than 4 players. Team members must be 18 years or older to participate.

More information about ZooQuest

Rules and Regulations

Each team is strongly encouraged to bring its own clipboards and pencils.


$45 per team for Zoo Members
$50 per team for General Public


Register by April 5.

To register you may print and mail a ZooQuest Registration Form or for online registration, click here. For registration information contact the Education Department at (314) 646-4544, option #6.