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Register for Saint Louis Zoo Summer Education Programs

From the ever-popular Camp KangaZoo to individual programs for all ages, the Saint Louis Zoo's Education Department has classes, overnight experiences and daytime adventures for everyone in the family. Online registration begins March 5 for Zoo members and March 6 for general public. Program fees vary.

Camp KangaZoo

Camp KangaZoo campers can choose to attend one or two full-day camps with the themes "Animal Detectives" and "Animal Adventures." Monday through Thursday, campers will play games, meet animals, enjoy sing-alongs and view dynamic Zoo exhibits. On Thursday nights, they'll sleep at the Zoo and wake up with the birds! Camp KangaZoo scholarships are available for families with financial need.

Younger children can hop "out of the pouch" and into the Zoo at Camp Joey. Half-day and full-day sessions are available for children who are at least 4 years old and entering kindergarten.

Teen Camp is available for youth entering seventh through ninth grades.

The Zoo also offers a variety of specialty camps, including Nature Play, Junior Primatologist, Conservation Engineers, Animal Care, Junior and Senior Marine Biologist, Conservation Leaders and more.

Family Overnights

Families with kids ages 5 and up can attend an overnight program at Sea Lion Sound and sleep in the sea lion tunnel. A new overnight program focusing on African animals includes a safari night hike and camp-out under the stars.

Summer Programs

Zoo programs for young children and youth keep growing minds sharp in the lazy summer months. The Zoo offers a variety of animal topics for various ages. Kids can learn about birds, insects, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and zoo careers, examine animal biofacts, create animal habitats, explore the outdoors, make nature art and identify animal tracks, tour the Zoo, and more.

For kids in third through ninth grades, the Zoo offers a Keeper-for-a-Day program at the Emerson Children's Zoo, and A Day with the Rays and Advanced Day with the Rays at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove for kids in second through eighth grades, and Safari Guide for a Day for kids in sixth through 12th grades. Engineer-for-a-Day is available for those ages 7 to adult. A Junior Sea Lion Trainer program is available for ages 10 to adult.

Scouts can learn about animals and sleep under the stars while working toward fulfilling their badge requirements at the Snooze at the Zoo and other programs.

Adult programs include evening safari tours, wine and painting nights, overnights and more.


For a complete list of programs, online registration, camp scholarship applications and more information, visit Registration for programs is not available by phone. For questions, call (314) 646-4544, option #6.

All proceeds support the Saint Louis Zoo.