These programs are designed for you and your child to explore the animal world together. Programs are hands-on and may include crafts, songs, stories, role-playing and more.

  • 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 COVID-19 Information page. 

NOTE: These programs are designed for caregivers and children to attend together. This helps facilitate the learning of the registered program participant.   

Based on the age of your child, please select from the programs below.

  • Please note:  Additional programs may have sold out since our last website update.

Registration

  • NOTE: These programs are designed for caregivers to interact with, and help facilitate the learning of the registered program participant. In order to best serve all of our Early Childhood participants, unregistered children may not participate in the programs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees listed are PER CHILD.

    Limited to 12 children with 1 adult attending per child.
    Fee: Zoo Members $22/General Public $25

    Lumpy, Bumpy, Fuzzy, Furry

    What has bumps, what has lumps, what is fuzzy and furry? Join us for a tactile exploration of animal coverings.

    CodeDateDayTime
    C1112LB November 12 Sa 9-10 a.m.
  • NOTE: These programs are designed for caregivers to interact with, and help facilitate the learning of the registered program participant. In order to best serve all of our Early Childhood participants, unregistered children may not participate in the programs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees listed are PER CHILD.

    Limited to 12 children with 1 adult attending per child.
    Fee: Zoo Members $22/General Public $25

    Penguin Pals

    Dive into the wonderful world of these beautiful black and white birds. We’ll discover what they eat, how they move, and more about these amazing creatures.

    CodeDateDayTime 
    C1211PP December 11 Su 9-10 a.m. SOLD OUT
  • NOTE: These programs are designed for caregivers to interact with, and help facilitate the learning of the registered program participant. In order to best serve all of our Early Childhood participants, unregistered children may not participate in the programs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees listed are PER CHILD.

    Limited to 12 children with 1 adult attending per child.
    Fee: Zoo Members $22/General Public $25

    Hiss, Growl & Squawk

    Roar like a lion and chatter like a chimp while exploring how animals communicate.

    CodeDateDayTime  
    C0911HG September 11 Su 9-10 a.m.  

    Awesome Owls

    Silently fly into the wild world of owls, where we will create our own zoo owl habitats, make owl art, learn the calls of our native owl friends and more.

    CodeDateDayTime 
    C0218AO February 18 Sa 9-10 a.m. SOLD OUT
  • NOTE: These programs are designed for caregivers to interact with, and help facilitate the learning of the registered program participant. In order to best serve all of our Early Childhood participants, unregistered children may not participate in the programs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees listed are PER CHILD.

    Animals After Dark (Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Park)

    Limited to 14 children with 1 adult attending per child.
    Fee: Zoo Members $23/General Public $26

    Have you ever wondered what animals do after dark? Come explore which animals are awake all night and what they are up to. Together we will explore the Saint Louis Zoo Wild Care Park and look for some nocturnal animals!

    CodeDateDayTime  
    C1016AD October 16 Su 5:30-7 p.m. SOLD OUT 

    Sssnakes

    Limited to 14 children with 1 adult attending per child.
    Fee: Zoo Members $22/General Public $25

    Slither with us into the wonderfully weird world of snakes.

    CodeDateDayTime
    C0121SN January 21 Sa 9-10 a.m.