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 Scout Juniors and adult chaperones.

Fee: $37 per person (maximum 60 participants per date)

Snooze at the Zoo 2016-2017 registration packet

DateDay/TimePymt by check
registration due:
Pymt by credit card
registration due:
Jan 27, 2017 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa Jan 6, 2017 Jan 13, 2017
Feb 10, 2017 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa Jan 20, 2017 Jan 27, 2017
Mar 10, 2017 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa Feb 17, 2017 Feb 24, 2017
Apr 1, 2017 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su Mar 10, 2017 Mar 17, 2017
Apr 8, 2017 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su Mar 17, 2017 Mar 24, 2017

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:
Feb 25, 2017 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su Feb 3, 2017 Feb 10, 2017
Mar 4, 2017 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su Feb 10, 2017 Feb 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, Assistant Manager of Youth Programs 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, Assistant Manager of Youth Programs at (314) 646-4614 or ebert@stlzoo.org for more information.

Girl Scout Junior Badge Programs

Do you want an exciting event for your Junior troop that also earns badges? Come to the Zoo for a badge program. Each program includes fun crafts and activities that are designed to meet all the criteria for a badge. Scouts completing the activities will receive their badge at the Zoo.

Badge Workshop Days

During these exciting daytime programs, you will spend the day rotating through stations set up around Zoo grounds.  In the morning we will be offering the Animal Habitats badge and in the afternoon we will be offering the Drawing badge.  You can choose to do either one of the badges or both badges on the same day. Each badge will take approximately 60-90 minutes to complete.

Scout programs registration packet 2016-2017

Who registers: Girl Scout Junior Troops (Maximum of 100 scouts)
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Session Times: Animal Habitats Badge – 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Drawing Badge – 1- 4 p.m.
Fee: $10 per scout for one badge workshop, $18 per scout for both badge workshops (one free adult per scout)

Private Badge Programs

If our workshop days don’t work with your schedule or if you want to complete a different badge, then 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 (min. of 15 scouts and max. of 45 scouts)
Dates/Times: These 2 hour programs are offered from September to May:

  • Monday - Thursday with start times between 6 and 7 p.m.
  • Saturday or Sunday with start times between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Fee: $18 per scout (one free adult per scout)

To book, please call the Assistant Manager of Youth Programs at (314) 646-4614 or email at ebert@stlzoo.org.

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. Click on link above for more details.