For participants ages 18 and up, unless otherwise specified.

  • Please note:  Additional programs may have sold out since our last website update.
  • IMPORTANT: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, additional restrictions will 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 Program Registration page.


  • The Saint Louis Zoo is proud to be home to over 300 different kinds of birds. Join us for a hot breakfast, followed by a 3/4 mile bird-watching stroll to see native birds as well as those passing through on fall migration. The stroll will also include stops at the Bird House and the Cypress Swamp Exhibit in the historic 1904 Flight Cage. Saint Louis Zoo traces its origins to the 1904 World’s Fair, when the Smithsonian Institution commissioned the Flight Cage for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Program starts at Lakeside Café. 

    Limited to 20 participants

    Fee: Zoo Members $32/General Public $36

    I0402BB April 2 Sa 8:30-10 a.m.  

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  • To help the Zoo save animals from extinction, you must unlock the secrets of the Zoo through a team building adventure! Race against time and other teams 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. 

    Fees are PER TEAM. Limit 2 teams per session.

    Fee: Zoo Members $140/General Public $150

    I0426EZ April 26 Tu 6-7:30 p.m.  
    I0517EZ May 17 Tu 6-7:30 p.m.  

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  • 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 dark? 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 or call (314) 568-1633 or (314) 642-1494.

  • 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. All participants must wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines. See the Terms and Conditions Section under the registration information for more details. 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