• 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: Girl Scout Juniors and adult chaperones (maximum 60 participants)

    Dates:

    • November 9, 2019
    • January 24, 2020
    • February 8, 2020
    • March 6, 2020
    • April 3, 2020
    • April 18, 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).

  • 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: Girl Scouts (Brownies, Juniors or Cadettes in mixed troops) and adult chaperones. (maximum 60 participants)

    Dates:

    • January 25, 2020
    • March 14, 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).

  • Animal Habitats Badge Workshop Night

    Do you want an exciting event for your Junior troop that also earns badges? Come to the Zoo for a nighttime badge program. This program includes a tour of Zoo grounds and activities that are designed to meet all the criteria for the Animal Habitats Badge. Scouts completing the activities will receive their badge at the Zoo.

    Who attends: Girl Scout Junior Troops with adult chaperones (maximum 45 scouts)

    Date:

    • February 20, 2020

    Time:

    • 6 - 8 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 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.

  • If our workshop days don’t work with your schedule or if you want to complete a different badge, you may want to set up a private badge program. These programs will complete the entire badge and will also get you a more personal experience as your own instructors lead you through all your badge requirements.

    Badges Offered: Animal Habitats, Detective and Drawing

    Who registers: Girl Scout Junior Troops with adult chaperones (min. of 15 scouts and max. of 45 scouts)

    Dates/Times: These 2 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 contact the Scout Coordinator 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.