• We Care: WildCare

    Have you heard that the Zoo has taken on saving even more species this year?  We have expanded our conservation program, called our WildCare Institute, to help some new cool and unique animals. Come learn all about these endangered species and what the Zoo is doing to help them both here and in the wild!

    Overnight evening activities will include rotations through exciting activities, an evening pizza snack (with a soft drink), and a night hike around Zoo grounds. The morning portion of the overnight adventure includes a continental breakfast, a morning stroll around Zoo grounds to see the animals wake up, a souvenir Zoo patch and glow-in-the-dark overnight cup!

    Who attends: Cub Scout Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos and adult chaperones (maximum 60 participants)

    Dates:

    • November 1, 2019
    • January 18, 2020
    • February 15, 2020
    • March 28, 2020
    • April 17, 2020

    Time:  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.

    Fee: $40 per person  

    To register: Complete the Scout Snooze Registration Packet.

    Registration Deadline: Registrations must be received three weeks before program date for payment with check or two weeks before program date for payment with credit card (see packet for details).

  • How would you like to earn a complete Adventure while spending a wonderful evening at the Zoo?  Your pack will be led through activities designed to meet the specific requirements of your Adventure plus a flashlight tour of Zoo grounds.

    Who attends: Cub Scout Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos and adult chaperones.

    Tiger Adventure - Backyard Jungle

    • October 15, 2019; 6 - 8:30 p.m.

    Wolves Adventure - Digging in the Past

    • March 3, 2020; 6 - 8:30 p.m.

    Bears Adventure - Fur, Feathers and Ferns

    • November 20, 2019; 6 - 8:30 p.m.

    Webelos Adventure - Into the Wild

    • February 25, 2020; 6 - 8:30 p.m.

     

    Fee: $20 per scout (one adult free per scout)

    To register, please complete the Scout Program Registration packet.

    Registration Deadline: Registrations must be received four weeks before program date for payment with check or two weeks before program date for payment with credit card (see packet for details).

    Questions: contact the Scout Coordinator at (314) 646-4960 or overnights@stlzoo.org.

  • If you have a scout troop/pack/den that has multiple age levels or if our Snooze at the Zoo programs do not match your needs, you can schedule your own private scout overnight. When you schedule your own overnight we use the themes which we are currently offering but tailor them to match your needs. These overnights cost $42 per person and we require a minimum of 30 participants (this total includes scouts and adults) and a maximum of 60 participants.

    Please contact the overnight programs staff at (314) 646-4614 or overnights@stlzoo.org for more information.

  • For families and organized groups with participants ages 5 and up

    Join us for this amazing opportunity to sleep inside the Sea Lion Sound tunnel! We will explore some of our marine and freshwater life at the Zoo by visiting Chain of Lakes and the Herpetarium. We will end the night by laying out sleeping bags inside the tunnel. You will awake under the sea and, hopefully, under a sea lion!

    Available April - September.

    Fee: $62 per person (minimum of 12 people)

    Limited to 16 to 18 people in the sea lion tunnel. Maximum of 24 people (some will sleep in the cave area or by the sea lion windows).

    Instructors: Zoo Staff

    Please contact the overnight staff at (314) 646-4614 or overnights@stlzoo.org for more information.

  • If our Adventure Workshop dates don’t work with your schedule then set up a private adventure program. These programs will complete the entire adventure and will also get you a more personal experience as your own instructors lead you through all your requirements.

    Adventures Offered: 

    • Tigers - Backyard Jungle
    • Wolves - Digging in the Past
    • Bears - Fur, Feather and Ferns
    • Webelos - Into the Wild

    Who registers: Cub Scout Packs with adult chaperones (min. of 15 scouts and max. of 45 scouts)

    Dates/Times: These 2.5 hour programs are offered from September to May:

    • Monday - Thursday between 6 and 9 p.m.
    • Saturday or Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    Fee: $20 per scout (one free adult per scout)

    To book, please call the scout programs staff at (314) 646-4960 or overnights@stlzoo.org.

  • The Zoo's Education Department offers tours seven days a week from September through May, unless otherwise noted. Tours are offered at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

    See Educational Tours for details and registration information.

  • Magnificent Missouri Wildlife

    This 45-minute program explores Missouri wildlife through classroom presentation and contact with live animals. Classes available year round. Click on link above for more details.