Snooze at the Zoo:
Zoo Scene Investigation

A caper has been pulled by animals here at the Zoo and your job is to figure out who did it.  You will learn all about how animal scientists track animals using footprints, teeth imprints, and even some tiny clues that will need to be seen under a microscope.  So come spend an evening following the clues to solve this “who done it” style animal mystery.

Overnight evening activities will include rotations through exciting activities, an evening pizza snack (with a soft drink), and a night hike around Zoo grounds, which includes a flashlight tour of the Herpetarium. 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!

For Girl Scouts Brownies and adult chaperones.

Fee: $37 per person

Snooze at the Zoo 2016-2017 registration packet

DateDay/TimeMax.Pymt by check
registration due:
Pymt by credit card
registration due:
October 8, 2016 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su 60 September 16, 2016 September 23, 2016
November 5, 2016 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su 60 October 14, 2016 October 21, 2016
November 19, 2016 * 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su 150 October 28, 2016 November 4, 2016
January 13, 2017 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa 60 December 23, 2016 December 30, 2016
January 21, 2017 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su 60 December 30, 2016 January 6, 2017
February 3, 2017 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa 60 January 13, 2017 January 20, 2017
February 24, 2017 *
6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa 150 February 3, 2017 February 10, 2017
March 11, 2017 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su 60 February 17, 2017 February 24, 2017
March 18, 2017 * 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su 150 February 24, 2017 March 3, 2017
April 7, 2017 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa 60 March 17, 2017 March 24, 2017
April 22, 2017 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su 60 March 31, 2017 April 7, 2017

* We are going to a more traditional girl scout outing with these larger overnights which include a swap exchange.

Zoo Scene Investigation - Mixed Troop

We are going to a more traditional girl scout outing with these larger overnights which include a swap exchange. For this mixed troop overnight the groups will be split by scout level, not by troop so you will need at least one adult for each level of scouts you will be bringing. (See above for program description.)

For Girl Scouts (Brownies, Juniors or Cadettes) and adult chaperones.

Fee: $37 per person (maximum 150 participants per date)

Snooze at the Zoo 2016-2017 registration packet

DateDay/TimePymt by check
registration due:
Pymt by credit card
registration due:
November 18, 2016 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa October 28, 2016 November 4, 2016
February 25, 2017 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su February 3, 2017 February 10, 2017
March 4, 2017 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su February 10, 2017 February 17, 2017

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 ebert@stlzoo.org 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 ebert@stlzoo.org 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 Blair@stlzoo.org.

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.

Tours

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.

Classes

Magnificent Missouri Wildlife

This 45-minute program explores Missouri wildlife through classroom presentation and contact with live animals. Classes available year round.