Summer Snooze at the Zoo:
From Dusk til Dawn

What goes on when the sun goes down? Or better yet, who comes out? Come to the Zoo and explore the awesome world of nocturnal animals. We will learn about their unique adaptations and even test them against our own abilities. This program will also let us see some of our Zoo’s nocturnal animals after the sun goes down and find out what they do all night long. So join us and find out about the unique animals that are up from dusk til dawn!

For Girl Scout Brownies and their adult chaperones

Fee: $37 per person (full payment due at time of registration)

Summer 2016 Snooze Registration Packet

DateDay/TimePymt by Check
Pymt by Credit Card
July 8-9 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
July 16-17 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su June 24, 2016 July 1, 2016 
July 22-23 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa July 1, 2016 July 8, 2016 
July 29-30 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Aug 5-6 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Aug 13-14 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su July 22, 2016  July 29, 2016 

Private Under the Sea-lion Overnights

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!

Fee: $60 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 Bridget Ebert, Overnight Programs Coordinator or other overnight staff at (314) 646-4614 or for more information.

Do You Have a Mixed Age Group of Scouts?

If you have a scout troop/pack/den that has multiple age levels and 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 $40 per person and we require a minimum of 30 participants (this total includes scouts and adults) and a maximum of 60 participants.

Please contact Bridget Ebert, Overnight Programs Coordinator at (314) 646-4614 or for more information.

Girl Scout Brownie After School Badge Program

Do you want an exciting after-school activity for your Scouts? Come to the Zoo for an after-school badge program. Each program includes a live animal presentation, as well as other fun activities that are designed to meet all the criteria for a badge. Scouts completing the activities will receive their badge at the Zoo.

Bugs Badge
Bugs help us in lots of cool ways. Explore the world of bugs and learn more about these little creatures that do so much. Let the Zoo's bug collection make earning this badge a bug-tactular time.

Pets Badge
Whether they're cute and cuddly, or slimy and scaly, pets are so much fun! If you hope to have a pet someday, use this badge to learn how to choose the pet that's right for you-and make sure it stays happy and healthy. Or find out how to take the best care of a pet you already have! You will also get the opportunity to create something special to provide comfort to animals in need.

Senses Badge
How different would exploring our world be if we had eyes like an owl or ears like a rabbit? Explore your own senses as you find out how animals use their senses to survive.

Special Request - Don't see what you are looking for? Contact Chris Blair at (314) 646-4545 or by email at

Who registers: Girl Scout Brownie Troops (max. 25 scouts and adults)
Times: Classes are offered on Weekdays from September to May
Fee: 60 minute program is $100
For registration information, please call (314) 646-4544, #6.


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.