All Education programs are canceled through May 10, 2020. Registration for summer programs is on hold until further notice.

See information about the Zoo's temporary closure as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

About the Education Department

The Education Department offers programs designed to help individuals and families of all ages and abilities learn through experience, involvement and discovery.

Animals are the central focus of our programs, of course! That's because we understand the strong connections to the living world that are cultivated through seeing and touching a living animal.

New!  Accepting Saint Louis Zoo Gift Cards for Mail-In Registrations
Bring your Saint Louis Zoo Gift Card to the Education Office in person, or write your Saint Louis Zoo Gift Card number on your registration form.  If the balance of your Saint Louis Zoo Gift Card does not cover the cost of all your programs, you must include credit card information to cover the difference.  Please read the gift card terms and conditions for purchasing details.

Fall / Spring Programs


Registration for Summer Programs begins the first week of March.  See Program Registration for more information.

Summer Programs

Summer Classes and Programs

Summer Programs Catalog PDF


If you have questions, please email or call us at (314) 646-4544, #6 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.