Private Zoology Badge Overnights

For American Heritage Girls

We will work with you to create an overnight that will help you earn your Zoology badge, no matter if you are a pathfinder, a pioneer, or even a mixed group.

The overnight includes: Themed activities designed to meet the Zoology badge criteria (can include games, crafts, animal observation, labs, scavenger hunt, etc), an evening snack, flashlight tour of Zoo grounds, a continental breakfast, a morning stroll, a reusable cup, and a fun patch.

Minimum number of participants: 30

Fee: $40 per person ($1,200 minimum)

Optional Add-ons:

1. Snooze at the Zoo T-shirt - $15 a shirt (order form will be emailed with invoice).

2. Upgrade to full dinner:

  • Domino's Pizza Dinner - $5 per person. Includes pizza (pepperoni and cheese), bread sticks, salad, dessert and Coca-Cola beverage product.
  • Panera Bread Catered Dinner - $9 per person. Includes variety of sandwiches, salads, chips, cookie, and Coca-Cola beverage product.

To schedule, please see, Private Overnight Scheduling Information.

Questions? Contact the Overnight Programs Coordinator at (314) 646-4614 or email

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 for more information.


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.

Wild Nights! Overnights

Are you ready for an educational adventure? If you are up for the challenge, then join the overnight crew for an amazing look at the Saint Louis Zoo. Enjoy a one of a kind opportunity to see the reflective eyes of a hyena or a leopard while learning about various conservation themes. Millions of visitors see the Zoo in daylight but very few see the Zoo by flashlight. The opportunities before you are unique, educational, and fun, and they all offer experiences you won't want to miss. Come and join the adventure! See more information.