• 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 for ages 18 and up, unless otherwise specified.

  • 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 $140/General Public $160 

    A0620EZ June 20 M 6:30-8 p.m. SOLD OUT 
    A0713EZ July 13 W 6:30-8 p.m.  
    A0808EZ August 8 M 6:30-8 p.m.  
    A0913EZ September 13 Tu 5:30-7 p.m.  



  • For adults ages 18 and up

    Enjoy a cool evening tour of the Zoo exploring the history that has made us an internationally famous institution. We’ll also visit several exhibits and discuss the future transformations that will keep us the talk of the zoological world! Finish with snacks and beverages while watching the sunset.

    Limited to 15 participants
    Instructors: Zoo Interpreters
    Fee: Zoo Members $26/General Public $29

    A0627SV June 27 M 7:30-9 p.m. SOLD OUT 
  • 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

    I0924BB September 24 Sa 8:30-10 a.m.

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

  • For participants ages 18 and up   

    Join us for an amazing experience at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove! Meet the rays and learn how to touch and feed them. We’ll make enrichment for our rays and find out how we can help animals in the wild. After learning about what it takes to care for these special animals, you’ll have the opportunity to be in the pool for an up-close ray interaction (at the keeper’s discretion)! Water shoes will be provided. Please wear a Tshirt, khaki or jean shorts, and closed-toe shoes. Bring a bottle of water and a camera. Get ready to wade with our rays!

    Note: We do not recommend this program for participants with shellfish allergies. Please mention any latex allergies at the time of booking. Entry into the Stingray pool is not guaranteed. Pool entry will be determined by the discretion of the stingray keeper. 

    Limited to 2 participants per session. Fees listed are per registrant. 
    Program Length: 2.5 hours
    Instructors: Zoo Interpreters

    Fee: Zoo Members $165/General Public $175

    Program offered May 13th through September 15th.

    Please complete the form below for program booking.

    Wade with the Rays inquiry form

  • 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. 

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

  • For families/groups 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