For participants ages 18 and up, unless otherwise specified.

  • To prevent the spread of COVID-19, additional restrictions may be required for attending all in-person programs. See the sections on Covid-19 Guidelines for In-Person Programs, the Covid-19 Policy and the Covid-19 Terms and Conditions found on the COVID-19 Information page. Changes to this policy will be updated as needed.

  •  Please note:  Additional programs may have sold out since our last website update.
  • For participants ages 18 and up 

    To help the Zoo save animals from extinction, you must unlock the secrets of the Zoo through a team building adventure! Race against time to complete your mission by solving a series of puzzles and finding clues hidden along the pathways. Use these clues to discover what the Zoo is all about! We have a new challenge this year and welcome any past participants. Build your team of up to 10 individuals ages 18 and up. 

    Limited to 10 participants per TEAM

    Fees are PER TEAM. Maximum of two teams per session.

    Fee: Zoo Members $180/General Public $190

    CodeDateDayTime
    I0425EZ April 25 Tu 6-7:30 p.m.
    I0516EZ May 16 Tu 6-7:30 p.m.
    I0620EZ June 20 Tu 6-7:30 p.m.
    I0711EZ July 11 Tu 6-7:30 p.m.
    I0821EZ August 21 M 6-7:30 p.m.
    I0905EZ September 5 Tu 5:30-7 p.m.

    Registration coming soon!

The following programs require a separate booking process.  Click on titles below for more details.

  • Adult Under the Sea-lion

    For adults ages 18 and up 

    Join us for this amazing opportunity to sleep inside the Sea Lion Sound tunnel! You will talk with Zoo staff about how we take care of our animal collection and then team up to solve a scavenger hunt. After a night hike, 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! The overnight includes a flashlight tour of Zoo grounds, an evening snack, a reusable cup and a continental breakfast in the morning.

    Program Offered: May through September on select weekend nights

    Limited to 10 participants per session

    Fee: $1000 for up to 10 participants

    Private Overnight Request Form 

    For more information, please contact the Overnight Staff at overnights@stlzoo.org.

  • For adult groups with participants ages 18 and up. Fees listed are per group with an additional cost for extra participants.  

    Ever wonder what the Zoo is like after it closes? Gather some friends and join us for this amazing opportunity to explore the Zoo at night! A Zoo educator will be the guide for your group to learn more about the animals. Groups of over 12 participants are encouraged to split into two groups for a more personalized experience.

    Fee: $300 for your group of up to 9 friends. $30 per each additional participant up to a maximum of 20 family members or friends.

    Tour Length: 90 minutes.  

    To start your booking, please fill out the request form below. 

    Adult Night Hike Request Form

    For more information, please contact the Overnight Staff at overnights@stlzoo.org.

  • For families with participants ages 8 and up. Fees listed are per group.

    Make your Zoo visit even more memorable with a Safari Walking Tour! Tag along with our professional interpretive guides as they offer insight to the animal world with engaging stories, interesting facts and animal observations. Please note: this tour does not include touching live animals or access to non-public areas. 

    Choose one of the following topics: 

    Back from the Brink Walking Safari

    Meet us for a walking safari tour through River’s Edge as we focus on the challenges and successes of breeding endangered species. 

    Here, There, and Everywhere: WildCare Walking Safari

    Join us as we explore why and how the Zoo is a world leader in saving endangered species through the work of our WildCare Institute. 

    Walk on the Wild Side Safari

    Join our guide as you trek through the wilderness, passing through Centene Grizzly Ridge, McDonnell Polar Bear Point and Donn & Marilyn Lipton Fragile Forest. Discover the simple things you can do to help save animals!

    Tour Length: 60 minutes
    Limited to 8 participants in the same family group, ages 8 and up. A minimum of one adult must accompany the group.
    Fee per family group: Zoo Members $60/General Public $65

    Please complete the inquiry form for program booking. Booking times available on select days, between 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Safari Walking Tour Request Form