Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

  • 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.

For Families with Children Ages 5 and Up

For families with children ages 5 and up. A minimum of one adult must accompany the group.

Registration

  • For families with children ages 5 and up.

    Join us for this amazing opportunity to sleep inside Polar Bear Point! We will explore the Zoo at night while learning about Arctic and Antarctic animals and their unique adaptations that allow them to live in the cold. We will end the night by laying out sleeping bags inside the underwater viewing building. You will awake with a view of the polar bear pool and hopefully with a view of Kali! The overnight includes an evening snack, a reusable cup and a continental breakfast in the morning.

    Registration

    Limited to 18 participants per session.
    Fee: Zoo Members $70/General Public $75

    CodeDateDay/Time 
    N1202PB December 2-3 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa SOLD OUT
    N0318PB March 18-19 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su SOLD OUT

     

  • Parents and children attend these programs together. Fees are per group. 

    Travel through prehistoric time to escape the dinos! Uncover clues and solve puzzles to find your way out of Dinoroarus! Discover what happened to the dinosaurs and what great things they’ve left behind for us.

    Limited to 8 participants per family group.

    Fees are PER Group. Maximum of two groups per session.

    Fee: Zoo Members $120/General Public $130

    CodeDateDayTime
    I0414ED April 14 F 6-7:30 p.m.
    I0513ED May 13 Sa 6-7:30 p.m.
    I0606ED June 6 Tu 6-7:30 p.m.
    I0724ED July 24 M 6-7:30 p.m.
    I0808ED August 8 Tu 6-7:30 p.m.
    I0912ED September 12 Tu 5:30-7 p.m.

    Registration coming soon!

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

  • Warm and Fuzzies Overnight

    For families with participants ages 5 and up. A minimum of one adult must be registered with the group.

    The Saint Louis Zoo is home to some incredible endotherms (or “warm-blooded” animals)! Some endotherms have feathers, while others have fur, but all of them are able to control their own body temperatures. This means that they can survive in some pretty extreme habitats. Come discover the birds and mammals that live at the Zoo, and how being warm and fuzzy helps them to survive!

    Overnight evening activities will include rotations through exciting activities, an evening snack and a night hike around Zoo grounds. The morning portion of the overnight adventure includes a continental breakfast, a morning stroll around Zoo grounds to see the animals wake up, a souvenir Zoo patch and glow-in-the-dark overnight cup!

    For organized groups with participants ages 5 and up. You can schedule your own private group overnight during the summer on select evenings. When you schedule your own overnight, we use the theme that we are currently offering, but we tailor them to meet your needs. Whether it’s for a mixed-scout group, a family group or a camp, we have an overnight for you.

    Limited to 40 participants, 16 participants minimum.

    Fee: $50 per participant

    To start your booking, please complete the form below:

    Private Overnight Request Form 

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

    Under the Sea-lion

    For families with participants ages 5 and up. A minimum of one adult must be registered with the group.

    Join us for this amazing opportunity to sleep inside the Sea Lion Sound tunnel! We will explore some of our aquatic life at the Zoo by visiting Stingrays at Caribbean Cove. 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

    To start your booking, please complete the form below:

    Private Overnight Request Form  

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

  • For families and organized groups with participants ages 5 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 family and friends and join us for this amazing opportunity to explore the Zoo at night! A Zoo educator will be the guide for your family 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 family members or friends, a registered adult must accompany the group. $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. 

    Family Night Hike Request Form

    Please contact the Overnight Staff at overnights@stlzoo.org for more information.

For Families with Children Ages 8 and Up

  • For families with children ages 8 and up. A minimum of one adult must accompany the 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. 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 p.m.

    Safari Walking Tour Request Form