For participants ages 18 and up, unless otherwise specified.

  • Please note:  Additional programs may have sold out since our last website update.
  • For ages 18 and up

    Join us for this amazing opportunity to sleep inside the Sea Lion Sound tunnel!  You will talk with Zoo staff about how we take care of our animal collection and then team up to solve a scavenger hunt. After a night hike, we will end the night by laying out sleeping bags inside the tunnel.  You will wake up under the sea and hopefully under a sea lion!  This overnight includes a catered dinner and continental breakfast.

    Limited to 14 participants per session
    Fee: Zoo Members $75/General Public $80

    N0517US - May 17; 6:30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa

    Private Adult Overnight Programs

    Do you have an organized group of adults who would like to book their own overnight program?  These can be scheduled for private groups of adults (18 and over), with a minimum of 10 adults at $80 per participant.  Please contact overnight programs staff at (314) 646-4614 or email for more information.

  • Join us for audio described tours the second Saturday of the month from May to October at 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Guests who are blind or visually impaired are invited to join our professional interpretive guides and a trained Audio Describer for a 45-minute tour of the Bird House or the Stingrays at Caribbean Cove. Headsets will be available for use or you can bring your own.       

    Birds of a Feather Flock Together: Bird House Tour - 10 a.m.

    Join us on a tour of our Bird House. We will explore the various species of birds and their homes. Echoing calls and the flapping of wings await you on this guided tour. We will discuss all things bird, from feathers to beaks. Don’t chicken out, come fly with us! This tour includes walking up a moderately steep paved hill. There are benches along the way and restrooms nearby. The tour is less than a half mile walk.

    Stingrays and Sharks: a Hands-On Experience - 1:30 p.m.

    Join your tour guide for an exclusive visit of Stingrays at Caribbean Cove. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and have some fun touching our friendly rays! Learn all about our cownose and southern rays, and our stealthy sharks.  Please note, visitors who have shellfish allergies should not touch the stingrays or sharks. This tour includes walking along a paved surface with a slight hill. There are benches and a restroom nearby. The tour is less than a half mile walk.

    The tours are offered the second Saturday of the month from May to October.

    The fee for the tour is $5. There will be no refunds.

    Register here

    Guests who are blind or visually impaired may bring one guest for free. Additional guests may be registered at the $5 tour price. There is a maximum of twenty guests for each tour (including eight visitors who are blind or visually impaired and up to twelve companions).

    The meeting location for the tours is the Welcome Desk at the Saint Louis Zoo North Entrance, One Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110. There is a bench inside The Living World to the right as soon as you enter.

  • Join us on the dates below from 10 - 11 a.m. for a special tour designed for those with early memory loss and their families/caregivers. We will meet in The Living World building at the North Entrance of the Zoo.  Please gather in the lower rotunda to meet your guide.  There will be a short classroom welcome to begin with before exploring the Zoo.  This is a walking tour so please wear comfortable shoes and gear for the weather, we’ll be doing these tours rain or shine.  We look forward to having you! – Registration is required, there is no cost.

    Wednesday, 24 April, 2019 – Welcome Back our Stingrays and Sharks

    Every year we get excited to welcome our seasonal family members at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove. We’ll start our adventure in The Living World and then work our way over the cove where we will touch and explore the natural history of our fishy friends.  This is a unique experience that is fun for every age!

    Wednesday, 25 September, 2019 – Penguins and Puffins (Registration available April 25, 2019)

    Our marine birds may set a formal tone but they know how to have a good time.  On this tour we’ll start in The Living World to learn about some Penguin and Puffin natural history and then trek over to study their behavior and see what everyone is up to.  Dress for the weather. It’s a chilly 42 degrees Fahrenheit in the Penguin Puffin Coast.

    Register here

    Please note:  These tours are for individual people with memory loss and their family/friends/support person.  Group tours are available for a fee and may be arranged by calling Hannah Petri, Manager of Docents and Interpretation at (314) 646-4548.

    Online registration is required.  For questions regarding registration, call the Education Department at (314) 646-4544, option 6. For program questions, please call the Manager of Docents and Interpreters at (314) 646-4548.

Saint Louis Zoo Lectures

Free lectures are open to the public. No reservations required.