Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees listed are PER PERSON.

  • Please note:  Additional programs may have sold out since our last website update.

 For Families with Children Ages 8 and Up

  • For families with children ages 8 and up. Fees listed are per person. 

    Join us behind the scenes at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove! You will have an opportunity to walk through the support tent with a keeper who will discuss the incredible equipment and marine expertise required to take care of our marine animals. You will learn about our stingrays and sharks. We will show you how to touch the sharks, and you can feed the stingrays yourself. This program will end with a stingray keeper discussion during a tasty breakfast by Lakeside Café, overlooking the deck. All participants must wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines. See the Terms and Conditions Section under the registration information for more details. 

    Limited to 8 participants per session
    Fee: Zoo Members $26/General Public $29
    Code: F0919RA - September 19 (Sa); 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
    Code: F0927RA - September 27 (Su); 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

  • For families and organized groups with participants ages 8 and up. Fees listed are per group. An adult must accompany the group.

    Ever wonder what the Zoo is like after dark? Gather some family and friends, and join us for this amazing opportunity to explore the Zoo at night! A Zoo educator will be your guide for your family to learn more about the animals. All participants must wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines. See the Terms and Conditions Section under the registration information for more details. 

    Fee: $300 for your group of up to 8 family or friends, and adult must accompany the group.
    Tour Length: 90 minutes.

    Please contact the Overnight Staff at overnights@stlzoo.org or call (314) 568-1633 for more information.

  • Make your Zoo visit even more memorable with a Safari Walking Tour! Tag along with our professional interpretive guides as they offer insight to the animal world with engaging stories, interesting facts and animal observations. All participants must wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines. See the Terms and Conditions Section under the registration information for more details. Please note: this tour does not include touching live animals or access to non-public areas. 

    Choose one of the following topics: 

    Back from the Brink Walking Safari

    Meet us for a walking safari tour through River’s Edge as we focus on the challenges and successes of breeding endangered species. 

    Here, There, and Everywhere: WildCare Walking Safari

    Join us as we explore why and how the Zoo is a world leader in saving endangered species through the work of our WildCare Institute. 

    Walk on the Wild Side Safari

    Join our guide as you trek through the wilderness, passing through Centene Grizzly Ridge, McDonnell Polar Bear Point and Donn & Marilyn Lipton Fragile Forest. Discover the simple things you can do to help save animals!

    Tour Length: 60 minutes
    Limited to 8 participants in the same family group, ages 8 and up. A minimum of one adult must accompany the group.
    Fee per family group: Zoo Members $80/General Public $90

    Please contact the Education Department at (314) 646-4544, option #6 for booking availability. Booking times available on select days, between 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • This program offers a unique experience for your family to join in on a conservation research project. You will meet a field biologist and assist them with radio tracking wild box turtles living in Forest Park. Your family will learn how to use a radio antenna to locate the turtle, assist in conducting an observational health exam and record other data needed for this study. Close-toed shoes and long pants are required. Participants meet at a designated area in Forest Park. All participants must wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines. See the Terms and Conditions Section under the registration information for more details. 

    Program length is 90 minutes and offered May through October
    Limited to 8 participants in the same family group, ages 8 and up. A minimum of one adult must accompany the group.
    Fee per family group: Zoo Members $100/General Public $120

    Please contact the Education Department at (314) 646-4544, option #6 for booking availability. Booking times available on select days, between 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.