Snooze at the Zoo:
Zoo Scene Investigation

A caper has been pulled by some wildlife traffickers and your job is to figure out where the goods are being hidden.  You will learn all about how animal conservationists and wildlife organizations are working to keep the wildlife trafficking trade in check and how they track down those involved.  So come spend an evening following the clues to solve this mystery and locate the stolen goods.

Overnight evening activities will includes 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 Cadettes 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 14, 2017 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su Dec 23, 2016 Dec 30, 2016
Feb 4, 2017 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su Jan 13, 2017 Jan 20, 2017
Apr 14, 2017 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa Mar 24, 2017 Mar 31, 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 Cadette Badge Program

Night Owl Badge

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.

Who registers: Girl Scout Cadette 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.

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.