Please visit our virtual conservation learning page for digital resources and virtual programs.
The Saint Louis Zoo can provide a wide variety of content-rich offerings in life science and conservation, as well as in science teaching methods, to help you effectively meet the needs of your students. Customized professional development programs are available to teachers, districts and schools throughout the St. Louis area. Designed to address your district's science curriculum and Missouri Grade and Course Level Expectations, these programs include topics such as living systems, ecology, conservation, and scientific inquiry.
Attention Teachers and Group Leaders!
The Zoo is OPEN. As part of our commitment to the continued well-being of guests, staff and animals, the Zoo has implemented enhanced protocols and procedures. All guests are required to make a free-timed reservation to visit. Review the Zoo’s reopening guidelines and make a reservation. Here you will get detailed information about reservations, safety requirements, what areas and attractions are open, food options and more. Please note: the school/group registration form is no longer required at this time.
Bringing your own lunch?
Students may bring sack lunches to the Zoo. However, we cannot store lunches. Rental lockers are available for the storage of lunches or any other items during your group visit. If you do not want to rent a locker, we suggest bringing a wagon to carry your items with you or leaving your items on the bus. The Zoo does not hold personal items and is not responsible for any items left unattended. Unattended items are left at your own risk and may be removed by Zoo Security. You are welcome to enjoy your lunch at any of our outdoor tables or benches, except those on the terrace at the Cafe Kudu and at Lakeside Cafe. See Picnic Map for places to enjoy your lunch.
Please ensure social distancing protocols while enjoying your lunch.
Field Trip Exploration Guides
Download a field trip exploration guide, a scavenger hunt that highlights animal habitats at the Zoo and prompts active student discussion during your visit. Learn more.