In-Person Programs

All in-person programs will adhere to the following guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff and all participants:   

  • Reduced number of participants per program session 
  • All participants must adhere to mask wearing protocols and practice social distancing during the entire program.  
  • 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. 
  • Unregistered participants cannot be accommodated.

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!  Build your team of up to 8 individuals.  

    Limited to 8 participants per TEAM 
    Fees are PER TEAM.  Maximum of two teams per session.
    Fee: Zoo Members $140/General Public $160 

    A0608EZ June 8 Tu 6:30-8 p.m. CLOSED
    A0712EZ July 12 M 6:30-8 p.m. CLOSED 
    A0810EZ August 10 Tu 6:30-8 p.m.  
    A0908EZ September 8 W 5:30-7 p.m. SOLD OUT



  • For participants ages 18 and up  

    Did you know that spending time in nature is proven to have measurable benefits to your health? Discover the healing power of nature during this adults-only hike through a wooded trail at the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Park. Here you will learn how to spend quality time outdoors through gentle hikes, nature journaling, meditation, and more. Each participant will receive their own journal to continue their journaling practice at home.  Program participants meet at WildCare Park.   

    Limited to 20 participants per session 
    Fee: Zoo Members $32/General Public $36  

    W0624H1 June 24 Th 9:30-11:30 a.m. CLOSED
    W0624H2 June 24 Th 1-3 p.m. CLOSED
    W0731H1 July 31 Sa 9:30-11:30 a.m. CLOSED
    W0731H2 July 31 Sa 1-3 p.m. CLOSED


  • 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 provided.   Please wear a T-shirt, 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 people with shellfish allergies.  Please mention any latex allergies when registering. 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 
    Fee: Zoo Members $150/General Public $160  

    A0605WR June 5 Sa 2-4:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
    A0611WR June 11 F 2-4:30 p.m. CLOSED
    A0619WR June 19 Sa 2-4:30 p.m. CLOSED
    A0625WR June 25 F 2-4:30 p.m. CLOSED
    A0709WR July 9 F 2-4:30 p.m. CLOSED 
    A0711WR July 11 Su 2-4:30 p.m. CLOSED 
    A0723WR July 23 2-4:30 p.m. CLOSED
    A0725WR July 25 Su 2-4:30 p.m. SOLD OUT 
    A0731WR July 31 Sa 2-4:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
    A0808WR August 8 Su 2-4:30 p.m.  


  • 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. 

    Please contact the Overnight Staff at or call (314) 568-1633 for more information. 

  • 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 $80/General Public $90

    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