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

    To help the Zoo save animals from extinction, you must unlock the secrets of the Zoo through a team building adventure!  Race against time and other teams 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 10 individuals ages 18 and up.

    Fees are PER TEAM.

    Fee: Zoo Members $120/General Public $125

    I0430EZ - April 30 (Tu); 6:30 - 8 p.m. - SOLD OUT

    I0518EZ - May 18 (Sa); 6:30 - 8 p.m. - SOLD OUT


  • 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.

  • For ages 18 and up

    The Saint Louis Zoo is proud to be home to over 300 different kinds of birds.  Join us for a hot breakfast, followed by a 3/4 mile bird-watching stroll to see native birds as well as those passing through on fall migration.  The stroll will also include stops at the Bird House and the Cypress Swamp Exhibit in the historic 1904 Flight Cage.  Saint Louis Zoo traces its origins to the 1904 World’s Fair, when the Smithsonian Institution commissioned the Flight Cage for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.  St. Louisans rallied to keep the Flight Cage intact after the fair, and the City of St. Louis soon purchased it.  Within a few short years, it served as the impetus for St. Louis to develop a full-fledged zoo – the first municipally supported zoo in the world.  Program starts at Lakeside Café.

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

    I0406BB - April 6 (Sa); 8:30 - 10 a.m.

  • For adults ages 21 and up

    Join us for a relaxing evening of painting led by a Zoo Educator who will guide you through the painting process,.  You are welcome to bring your own drinks, including wine, beer and snacks.  Painting supplies will be provided.

    Limited to 15 participants
    Fee: Zoo Members $35/General Public $39


    A0507SS - May 7 (M); 5:15 - 8 p.m.

  • 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

    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.