Webelos Evening Adventures

How would you like to earn a complete Adventure while spending a wonderful evening at the Zoo?  Your pack will be led through activities designed to meet the specific requirements of your Adventure plus a flashlight tour of Zoo grounds.

For Webelos Scouts and adult chaperones.

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

Scout program registration packet 2016-2017

DateDay/TimePymt by check
registration due:
Pymt by credit card
registration due:
November 9, 2016 W; 6-8:30 p.m. October 19, 2016 October 26, 2016
February 28, 2017 Tu; 6-8:30 p.m. February 7, 2017

February 14, 2017

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 Webelos Scouts 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:
January 28, 2017 6:30 p.m. Sa-8:30 a.m. Su January 6, 2017 January 13, 2017
March 3, 2017 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa February 10, 2017 February 17, 2017
April 21, 2017 6:30 p.m. F-8:30 a.m. Sa March 31, 2017 April 7, 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.

Webelos 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. The 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.

Naturalist Activity Badge (New!)
Come explore the wonders of nature and how it works through this interactive merit badge class. Learn about native creatures from Missouri and Illinois, and meet a few as well!

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: Webelos packs or dens (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.


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.