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. 


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.


If you have questions, please email or call us at (314) 646-4544, #6. Due to COVID-19, our Education Department is closed.  To help prevent the spread of the virus, our staff are working limited hours.  Your patience is greatly appreciated as we are working to respond to calls and emails during this time.