• Night Owl Badge Overnight

    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!

    Overnight evening activities will include rotations through exciting activities, an evening snack and beverage, 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 Cadettes and adult chaperones (maximum 60 participants)


    • July 31, 2020

    Time:  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.

    Fee: $40 per person  

    To register: Complete the Summer Snooze Registration Packet.

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

  • 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 for more information.

  • Do you want an exciting event for your Cadette troop that also earns badges? Come to the Zoo for a night time badge program. This program includes a night time tour of Zoo grounds and activities that are designed to meet all the criteria for the Night Owl badge. Scouts completing the activities will receive their badge at the Zoo.

    Badge: Night Owl Badge

    Who registers: Girl Scout Cadette Troops (min. of 15 scouts and max. of 45 scouts)

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

    • Monday - Thursday between 6 and 9 p.m.

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

    To book, please call the Scout Coordinator at (314) 646-4960 or email at 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.