All Zoo summer programs are canceled for 2020. 

Summer program refund notifications have been sent out.  Please call (314) 646-4544, option #6, with any refund questions.  As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our Education Registrars are working limited hours.  Your patience is greatly appreciated during this time.

The Zoo is NOW OPEN. Reservations are required to visit. Review the Zoo’s reopening guidelines and make a reservation. 


Have a Wild Night at the Saint Louis Zoo

We provide overnight programs for just about anyone, ages 5 and up, including school groups, scouts groups, families, adults, and numerous other community organizations. All of our programs can be adapted to fit your group's unique needs.

Program Offerings:

School Overnight Programs

Scout Overnight Programs

Family Overnight Programs

Adult Overnight Programs

Don't see an offering that fits your group?

No problem.  We can offer a private overnight for your group.  We are able to customize or create overnights based on the needs of your group. Private Overnight options include:

  • Private Overnights offered all year round for groups of 30-65. More may be able to be accommodated depending on the date.
  • Sea Lion Tunnel Overnights from April through September for groups of 12 to 24.

Click here for more information about private overnights.  

What is included in an overnight stay?

All overnight programs include guided, themed activities throughout the evening that are age appropriate for your audience.  They also include a flash light tour of Zoo grounds, an evening snack, a morning stroll, a continental breakfast and a souvenir. 

How do I schedule a program?

To schedule one of our traditional offerings you can click the related program offering above and the registration information will be on those pages.

To schedule a private overnight program please submit the overnight request form. For more information, please contact the overnight staff at

A minimum of eight weeks' notice is required for all programs, if paying by check. Full payment is due 30 days before the program date.

Programs scheduled with less than four weeks' notice, require full credit card payment at the time of scheduling.