2019 Summer Programs - Saint Louis Zoo

 
2019 Summer Programs - Saint Louis Zoo
2019 Summer Programs

Early Mail-in Registration Deadline: 4 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2019
Zoo Member Online and Mail-in Registration Opens: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
General Public Online and Mail-in Registration Opens: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Visit stlzoo.org for more information.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) 646-4544, #6 or at educationquestions@stlzoo.org.
2019 Summer Programs - Saint Louis Zoo
Table of Contents
            Registration Information...........................................................3

            Camp Programs..........................................................................6
            Children age 4 through children in 12th grades. Includes Camp Joey, Camp KangaZoo,
            Teen Camp, Specialty Camps and Camp Extended Care programs.

            Zoo ALIVE Teen Volunteer Program...................................... 15
            For teens ages 15 and up.

            Early Childhood........................................................................ 16
            Children ages 4 months - 7 years, accompanied by an adult.

            Youth.......................................................................................... 21
            Partial and full-day programs for students entering 1st - 11th grades.

            Career Programs.....................................................................24
            Students ages 7 and up and entering 2nd – 12th grades.

            Families......................................................................................28
            Adults with children entering 1st grades and up.

            Overnight Programs and Snooze at the Zoo....................... 29
            Overnight programs for adults; families with children entering kindergarten and up;
            overnight programs for Cub Scouts, Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes.

            Adults........................................................................................33
            Adults ages 18 and up.

            Teachers....................................................................................37

            Summer Outreach Programs..................................................38

            Registration Forms – located in the center of this booklet

    Saint Louis Zoo Mission
    To conserve animals and their habitats through animal management, research, recreation and
    educational activities that encourage the support and enrich the experience of the public.

    Education Department Mission
    Working in partnership with local and global communities, we provide educational opportunities
    and experiences that nurture compassion for animals and our shared world in order to empower
    conservation action.

    Photo Credits
    Michael Abbene, Chris Blair, Roger Brandt, Christopher Carter, Kari Frey, Ray Meibaum, Dave Merritt,
    Brennan Robinson, Ed Spevak, JoEllen Toler, Jill Wider, Robin Winkelman

                                     Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,
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Registration Information
Advance registration is required for all              •Grandchildren (as general public
programs. Registrations close two weeks                registration or as part of your
prior to the program date or when the                  membership if you have a Grandparent
program is sold out.                                   Zoo Membership level or above)

Zoo members receive priority registration            NOTE: Zoo members are not eligible to
and a discount on program fees.                      register nieces, nephews, friends,
If you would like to join or renew your              neighbors, out-of-town guests, etc.
membership, please visit stlzoo.org/                 Extended family members, friends,
membership or call (314) 646-4771 for                neighbors, and out-of-town guests must
more information.                                    register themselves and their household
                                                     members separately.
Choose between:
                                                     Processing Registration Forms
 •Mail-in/drop-off Registration Forms.               The processing of early registration forms
     >Camp Registration and Health/                  will begin on March 5, 2019. Zoo Member
      Information Form for Camp Joey,                Registrations are processed first, followed
      Camp KangaZoo, Teen Camp and                   by the General Public Registrations.
      Specialty Camps                                 •Mail-in/drop-off Registrations must
     >Individual Registration Form for all             be received by Monday, March 4,
      other programs                                   2019, at 4 p.m.

 •Online Registration (available on the               •Online registration opens first for
  Saint Louis Zoo’s website).                          Zoo members on March 5, 2019, and
                                                       then for general public on March 6,
NOTE:                                                  2019. Visit our website for exact dates
                                                       and times.
 •Fax, email and phone registrations are
  not accepted.                                      Daily Registrations will include any
                                                     registrations received after March 4,
 •Participants must be the appropriate
                                                     2019. These will be processed upon
  age or grade level and can only register
                                                     completion of the Early Registrations,
  for one session of each camp topic or
                                                     in the order received.
  program title.
 •Processing fees will apply for                     Buddy Registrations
  duplicate registrations, cancellations             We offer “buddy” registration for our
  and/or transfers.                                  Camp Joey, Camp KangaZoo and Teen
                                                     Camp programs for mailed-in forms only.
Who Can I Register?                                  Listing a buddy during online registration
Whether you choose mail-in or online                 does NOT guarantee that they will be
registration, you can register:                      together. It is only a request that can
 •Yourself                                           be fulfilled IF both children register
                                                     themselves for the same Camp session.
 •Immediate family members residing                  Please visit our website for complete
  in the same household (spouse and                  information on how to register
  children)                                          Camp Buddies.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) 646-4544, #6 or at educationquestions@stlzoo.org.
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Registration Information
    Mail Or Drop-Off Registrations
    Before mailing or dropping off your            5. Mailing Envelopes
    envelope, check to make sure it includes         Registration forms should be mailed
    the following (any missing information           to: ATTN: (See previous column)
    may delay your registration while we             Saint Louis Zoo Finance Department
    attempt to contact you):                         One Government Drive
                                                     St. Louis, MO 63110
    1. Completed registration form(s)
                                                   6. Drop Off
     •All membership, household and
                                                     Registration forms in a SEALED
      participant information.
                                                     envelope, marked as noted above,
     •Original signature(s) on the Terms and         will be accepted in the Education
      Conditions of each adult participant           Department, Monday through Friday,
      and the parent/legal guardian for              8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Education Offices
      participants under the age of 18.              are located on the lower level of The
                                                     Living World building/North Entrance.
    2. Complete Payment
     •Credit card or Saint Louis Zoo gift card     Registration Confirmation
      information and signature.                   You will receive a Registration Report
     •Check – A SEPARATE CHECK is required         by email or mail (if requested) as a
      for each program. A fee will be              confirmation of your registration. Please
      assessed for any checks returned due         read the following information:
      to insufficient funds. All checks should      •Confirmed program dates and times
      be made payable to “Saint Louis Zoo            (these may be your 2nd or 3rd choice).
      Education Department.” Please write
                                                    •Special notes.
      your phone number on your check.
                                                    •Waiting list information if program
    3. ONE buddy may be included for all             sessions you selected were sold out.
      Camp Programs. Please refer to the
      Buddy Registration section on the            NOTE: We reserve the right to cancel
      website.                                     programs due to low enrollment or
                                                   extenuating circumstances. Full refunds
    4. Please mark your envelopes                  will be issued.
    as follows:
    Forms received before 4 p.m.                   Wait List
    March 4, 2019                                  During the processing of your mail-in
     •For Zoo Member - ATTN: Zoo Members           form, you will be placed on the wait
      Early Registration                           list(s) if ALL of your session choices for
                                                   a requested program are sold out. If you
     •For General Public - ATTN: General           are placed on a wait list, we will not
      Public Early Registration                    process your payment for that program.
    Forms mailed after March 4, 2019               We will notify you if an opening occurs.
     •ATTN: Daily Registration
                               Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,
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Registration Information
Online Registration                                  Parking for Programs
Online Registration will open for Zoo                Parking is available on the Zoo’s North
members on March 5, 2019, at 9 a.m. and              Lot on Government Drive and South Lot
for general public on March 6, 2019, at              on Wells Drive for a fee. Members can
2 p.m. Please visit stlzoo.org for detailed          use their free parking benefits. Limited
information on how to register online.               free street parking is available.
                                                     Visit stlzoo.org/parking for parking
Cancellations                                        details and pricing.
We require at least two weeks’ notice
for refund requests. Please notify the               Please allow a minimum of 15 minutes
Education Department as soon as                      prior to the program start time to park
possible at (314) 646-4544, #6.                      or drop off participants. For all Camp
Cancellation fees apply as follows:                  programs, specific parking information
                                                     will be included in the camp packet and/
 •Camp Joey, Camp KangaZoo, Teen                     or on the Registration Report.
  Camp and Specialty Camps – Fee: $25
 •KangaCare and all other programs –                 Zoo Policy
  Fee: $8                                            Children under the age of 14 must be
 •Less than two weeks’ notice –                      accompanied by an adult. Parents of
  no refund                                          children under the age of 14, please
                                                     plan to escort your child to class and
 •Participants may not make up or
                                                     then pick them up when their program
  receive a refund for missed programs.
                                                     is over. You will be asked to sign your
                                                     child “in” and “out” before and after
Transfers                                            programs. All program participants will
Transfers are subject to availability.               be accompanied by Zoo staff and/or Zoo
Please notify the Education Department               volunteers during their program.
at least two weeks before the program
session. Transfer fees apply and are due
at the time of your request.

Camp Joey, Camp KangaZoo, Teen Camp
and Specialty Camps
 •Two weeks’ notice – Fee: $25

For KangaCare and all other programs
 •Two weeks’ notice – Fee: $8

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) 646-4544, #6 or at educationquestions@stlzoo.org.
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Camp Joey
    Children attend these programs on                Half-Day Sessions (5 days)
    their own, unaccompanied by a parent             Limited to 30 campers per session
    or other adult. Please visit our website         Fee: Zoo Members $190
    for information about our inclusion                    General Public $200
    services.
                                                     June 3-7		        M-F     8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Camp Joey                                        June 10-14		      M-F     8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    For children age 4 - entering kindergarten
    who can use the restroom independently.          Full-Day Sessions (5 days)
    Children must be 4 years old by their program
                                                     Limited to 30 campers per session
    date. No exceptions will be made.
                                                     Fee: Zoo Members $270
                                                           General Public $290
    Get ready, little ones! It’s time to hop out
    of the pouch and into the Zoo at Camp            June 17-21		      M-F     8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Joey! Our days will be filled with animal
    antics, habitat ventures and Zoo fun as          June 24-28		      M-F     8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    we experience and appreciate the animal
    world together. The Camp Joey theme this         July 8-12		       M-F     8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    summer is Amazing Animals and explores           July 15-19		      M-F     8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    animal adaptations. Camp Joey T-shirt,
    group photo and snack included. Extra            July 22-26		      M-F     8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Camp Joey T-shirts can be purchased for
    $12. For more information about Camp             July 29-Aug 2     M-F     8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Joey, please check out the FAQ page on           Aug 5-9		         M-F     8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    our website: stlzoo.org/camp.
    KangaCare is not offered for Camp Joey.
                                                     Mini-Camp Week
    You will:                                        (3 Full Days)
     •Meet and touch live animals                    Limited to 30 campers per session
     •Create amazing art and a journal to            Fee: Zoo Members $170
      take home                                            General Public $180
     •Play active animal games
                                                     July 1-3		        M-W 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
     •Ride the Zooline Railroad
     •Sing Zoo tunes
     •Visit great Zoo habitats                       Camp KangaZoo Scholarships are
     •And more!                                      available for families with financial
                                                     need. Call (314) 646-4544, option #6
    Instructors: Zoo Early Childhood                 or go to stlzoo.org/education for
    		           Educators and                       application materials.
    		           Zoo ALIVE Volunteers

                                 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,
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Camp KangaZoo
Camp KangaZoo                                        Camp KangaZoo - Animal Detectives
For students entering 1st - 6th grades               Incredible animal diversity is all
                                                     around us, and it will be your assignment
Explore the Zoo with caring counselors               to make sense of all of that animal
and new friends, meet the animals and                awesomeness. Campers will observe
learn amazing things at Camp KangaZoo!               and investigate our Zoo animals for clues
Campers spend time in age-specific                   and codes. We will discover family trees,
groups for most activities and are all               scientific keys and some “black sheep” -
together each day for an introduction,               unique animals that are exceptions
lunch and snack. Camp KangaZoo T-shirt,              to the rules. You can count on fun and
group photo, snacks, Thursday pizza                  engaging hands-on activities, lots of
dinner and Friday morning breakfast                  animal observation, mysteries to solve,
included. Extra Camp KangaZoo T-shirts               outdoor games, tours, crafts and all of the
can be purchased for $12. For more                   things that make Zoo Camp great!
information about Camp, please check
out the FAQ page on our website:                     June 10-13 M-Th          8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
stlzoo.org/camp. A detailed information              June 13-14 Th-F          6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
packet will be sent in the spring.
                                                     June 17-20 M-Th          8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fee: Zoo Members $220                                June 20-21 Th-F          6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
      General Public $240
Instructors: Zoo Educators and                       June 24-27 M-Th          8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
		           Zoo ALIVE Volunteers                    June 27-28 Th-F          6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.

                                                     July 8-11 M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Once again, campers can double their
                                                     July 11-12 Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Camp fun. Choose Animal Detectives

or Zoo Adventure or best of all, register            July 15-18 M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
for BOTH! Both Camps include the same                July 18-19 Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
amount of animal contact, tours and Zoo
experiences.                                         July 22-25 M-Th          8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
                                                     July 25-26 Th-F          6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Thank you to the Walter and Nancy                    July 29-Aug 1 M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Galvin Education Scholarship Fund                    Aug 1-2       Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
for providing financial assistance for
underserved students to attend                       Mini-Camp Week
Camp KangaZoo.                                       (no overnight experience)
                                                     Fee: Zoo Members $145
Thank you to AFB International/EBI                         General Public $155
Foundation for its support of the
Saint Louis Zoo’s Education Programs.                July 1-3       M-W 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) 646-4544, #6 or at educationquestions@stlzoo.org.
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Camp KangaZoo and Teen Camp
    Camp KangaZoo - Zoo Adventure                  Teen Camp - We Care-WildCare
    In Zoo Adventure, campers will trek to         For students entering 7th - 9th grades
    a different area of the Zoo each day as
    they search for a special mystery animal.      Too old for Camp? Then you’re ready
    They will soon find out that what they see     for Teen Camp, an awesome summer
    from the Zoo path is only one chapter of       adventure for teens! Teen Camp
    our Zoo animals’ stories. Campers will         combines all of the best aspects of
    discover what animals need in the wild         camp – fun, friends, music, crafts, skits,
    and how we care for animals at the Zoo         live animal encounters and cool
    and around the world. Join the adventure       counselors – with more in-depth
    and discover a side of the Zoo you never       information about Zoo animals and
    knew, all to the tune of active games,         conservation, as well as a special field
    crafts, tours and visits with our amazing      experience.
    Zoo animals.
                                                   Limited to 21 campers per session
    June 10-13 M-Th    8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.       Instructors: Zoo Educators and
    June 13-14 Th-F    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.       		           Zoo ALIVE Volunteers
                                                   Fee: Zoo Members $235
    June 17-20 M-Th    8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.             General Public $255
    June 20-21 Th-F    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
                                                   June 10-13 M-Th        8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    June 24-27 M-Th    8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.       June 13-14 Th-F        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
    June 27-28 Th-F    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
                                                   June 17-20 M-Th        8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 8-11 M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.           June 20-21 Th-F        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
    July 11-12 Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
    			                                            June 24-27 M-Th        8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 22-25 M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.          June 27-28 Th-F        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
    July 25-26 Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
                                                   July 1-3 & 5 M-W & F 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 29-Aug 1 M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.       July 5-6     F-Sa    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
    Aug 1-2      Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
                                                   July 8-11 M-Th   8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Aug 5-8    M-Th    8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.       July 11-12 Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
    Aug 8-9    Th-F    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
                                                   July 15-18 M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    July 15-19 M-F		 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.         July 18-19 Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
    This is a five-day Camp session with no
    overnight experience                           July 22-25 M-Th        8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
                                                   July 25-26 Th-F        6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
    Need a five-day, all-day camp?
    Add KangaCare (before and/or after             July 29-Aug 1 M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    camp), KangaCare Friday or choose a            Aug 1-2      Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
    Friday single-day program to round
    out the week.

                               Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,
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Specialty Camps
Specialty Camps                                      Limited to 12 students per session
Participants should bring a lunch                    Instructor: Zoo Educator
and beverage each day and dress for                  Fee: Zoo Members $195
the weather.                                               General Public $215

KangaCare and K.C. Friday options are                June 10-13		       M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
available for an additional fee.                     July 8-11		        M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Hoofin’ It Around the World Camp (NEW)
Three- or four-day program for students              Backyard Conservation Camp:
entering 1st - 3rd grades                            Helping Animals Here at Home (NEW)
                                                     Four-day program for students entering
Join us as we visit hoofed mammals                   2nd - 4th grades
from around the world without leaving
the Zoo! Through games, tours and                    The Saint Louis Zoo supports animal
hands-on experiences, we’ll learn about              conservation all around the world and
zebras, camels, giraffes, elephants and              in our own backyard. We will learn about
more as well as the habitats they live in.           animals that share our space, how to
                                                     care for them and gain new insights into
Limited to 12 students per session                   the important role they play in our eco-
Instructor: Zoo Educator                             system. Come join us to learn about our
                                                     native pollinators, how to be a
Fee: Zoo Members $195                                citizen scientist, and how to help our
     General Public $215                             local wildlife through hands on activities,
                                                     live animals, and more.
July 22-25		      M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
                                                     Limited to 12 students per session
Aug 5-8		         M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.            Instructor: Zoo Educator
                                                     Fee: Zoo Members $195
Nature Play Camp (NEW)                                     General Public $215
Four-day program for students entering
1st - 3rd grades                                     June 17-20		       M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

                                                     July 22-25		       M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Come explore the great outdoors with
us! Each day is a new adventure full of
messy, muddy, hands-on play. We will
use nature to create beautiful works of
art, investigate and observe native
habitats, work as a team building forts,
find ways to help native animals, and
much more!

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) 646-4544, #6 or at educationquestions@stlzoo.org.
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Specialty Camps
     Carnivore Camp (NEW)                             Fee: Zoo Members $195
     Three- or four-day program for students               General Public $215
     entering 2nd - 4th grades
                                                      June 24-27		      M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
     You are probably familiar with big cats
     and bears, but do you really know what           July 15-18		      M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
     makes a carnivore a carnivore? Why is
                                                      Animal Care Camp (NEW)
     the bamboo-loving red panda in the
                                                      Four-day program for students entering
     carnivore family? Are painted dogs
                                                      5th - 6th grades
     actually dogs? How are seals and sea
     lions different? Join us to answer these         Find out what it’s like to work in the
     puzzling questions as we explore ALL of          animal care field at the Zoo and beyond!
     the carnivores that call the Saint Louis         Scientists and zookeepers work
     Zoo home through hands-on activities,            together with other departments to
     games and tours throughout the Zoo!              provide excellent care to our Zoo animals
                                                      and learn more about their wild cousins.
     Limited to 12 students per session               In this camp, we will meet live animals,
     Instructor: Zoo Educator                         engage in exciting hands-on activities
     Fee: Zoo Members $145 (3 days)                   and explore different areas of the Zoo.
           $195 (4 days)                              Limited to 12 students per session
           General Public $165 (3 days)               Instructor: Zoo Educator
           $215 (4 days)                              Fee: Zoo Members $145 (3 days)
                                                             $195 (4 days)
     June 10-13		     M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
                                                             General Public $165 (3 days)
     July 1-3		 M-W 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                       $215 (4 days)
     Three-day program, July 4th week
                                                      June 24-27		      M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

                                                      July 1-3		 M-W 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
     Wild Worlds Camp (NEW)
                                                      Three-day program, July 4th week
     Four-day program for students entering
     2nd - 4th grades                                 Junior Primatologist Camp (NEW)
                                                      Four-day program for students entering
     Explore the wild worlds of your favorite         5th - 6th grades
     wizards, superheroes and star fighters
     from galaxies far, far away in this new four-    If you enjoy visiting apes, monkeys and
     day camp. Learn about the animals that           lemurs at the Zoo, then this camp is
     inspired the creatures of these worlds           for you! As a primatologist in training,
     and investigate their many adaptations           you will learn what makes the different
     and habitats through tours, crafts,              groups of primates similar and unique.
     games and more!                                  Join us for a four-day adventure that will
                                                      include activities, up-close observations,
     Limited to 12 students per session               discoveries and learning what it takes
     Instructor: Zoo Educator                         to care for the many different species of
                                                      primates that call the Zoo home.
                                  Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,
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Specialty Camps
Limited to 12 students per session                   our own connections to ocean
Instructor: Zoo Educator                             conservation and visit the Sea Lion Show
Fee: Zoo Members $195                                and Stingrays at Caribbean Cove.
      General Public $215
                                                     Limited to 12 students per session
June 10-13		      M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.            Instructor: Zoo Educator
                                                     Fee: Zoo Members $195
July 22-25		      M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
                                                           General Public $215
Junior Zoologist Camp
                                                     June 3-6		 M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Four-day program for students entering               KangaCare and K.C. Friday not available
5th - 7th grades
                                                     this week
Zoologists are scientists who study                  June 24-27		       M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
animals. In this camp, we will focus
on different animal groups, like birds,              July 29-Aug 1      M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
reptiles and mammals. We will make
observations and discoveries in the
classroom and outdoors, learn and                    Conservation Engineers Camp (NEW)
practice a variety of research methods               Four-day program for students entering
for studying animals, and discuss career             7th - 9th grades
options. What discoveries will you make
this summer?                                         In this four-day STEM* camp, students
                                                     will build and deploy conservation
Limited to 12 students per session                   technology projects at the Saint Louis
Instructor: Zoo Educator                             Zoo. From weather stations to camera
Fee: Zoo Members $195                                traps to drones, participants will create
      General Public $215                            and contribute to real-world projects
                                                     and support the future of conservation
July 8-11		       M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.            and biodiversity around St. Louis.
Aug 5-8		         M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
                                                     Science, technology, engineering and
                                                     *

                                                     math content
Junior Marine Biologist Camp
                                                     Limited to 12 students per session
Four-day program for students entering
5th - 8th grades
                                                     Instructor: Zoo Educator
                                                     Fee: Zoo Members $195
What does it take to be a marine                           General Public $215
biologist? Dive in to learn about the
                                                     July 15-18		       M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
wonders of our oceans and their
inhabitants. In this four-day program,
students will explore the ocean through
scientific techniques, iPads, microscopes
and animal dissection. We will explore

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) 646-4544, #6 or at educationquestions@stlzoo.org.
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Specialty Camps
     Senior Marine Biologist Camp                     Conservation Leaders Camp
     Four-day program for students entering           Four-day program for students entering
     7th - 9th grades                                 9th - 12th grades

     In this four-day program, we will dive           In this four-day specialty camp, students
     deeper into the world of marine biology          will practice hands-on field techniques,
     by exploring the connections between             work with Zoo professionals and learn
     people and the ocean’s resources and             how to be involved and engage others in
     taxonomic groups, performing more                conservation action. Explore the science,
     dissections, and focusing on symbiotic           technology and engineering needed to
     relationships of the aquatic world.              make zoo conservation successful here
     This program is recommended for                  and around the world.
     participants who have taken Junior
     Marine Biologist in previous years.              Limited to 12 students per session
     Limited to 12 students per session               Instructor: Zoo Educator
     Instructor: Zoo Educator                         Fee: Zoo Members $195
     Fee: Zoo Members $195                                  General Public $215
           General Public $215
                                                      July 29- Aug 1    M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
     June 17-20		     M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

     July 8-11		      M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

     Aug 5-8		        M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

     Zoo Careers Camp: An Insider’s Look
     Four-day program for students entering
     7th - 9th grades

     Zookeepers aren’t the only ones working
     at the Saint Louis Zoo! The Zoo works
     like a small city with a diversity of careers
     from educators to train conductors to
     veterinarians. Come join us for an exciting
     four days as we explore the many career
     options through unique experiences,
     meeting Zoo professionals and tours.

     Limited to 12 students per session
     Instructor: Zoo Educator
     Fee: Zoo Members $195
           General Public $215

     June 3-6 		 M-Th 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
     KangaCare and K.C. Friday not available
     this week
                                  Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,
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Camp Extended Care
KangaCare and K.C. Friday                            KangaCare PM: During this after-care
A before- and after-care program for Camp            program, campers will enjoy activities
KangaZoo, Teen Camp and Specialty Camp.              building on their Camp experience.
                                                     Campers will visit an area of the Zoo each
Instructors: Zoo Educators and                       day and then have indoor activities until
		           Zoo ALIVE volunteers                    pick-up. KangaCare is offered until 6 p.m.
                                                     Monday through Wednesday and until
KangaCare AM: Campers may be
                                                     6:30 p.m. on Thursday when the rest
dropped off between 7 - 8:15 a.m. They
                                                     of the campers arrive for the overnight.
can enjoy a continental breakfast (cereal,
                                                     Parents must arrange for their child to be
fruit, milk, juice) or can eat a breakfast
                                                     picked up at 8:30 a.m. on Friday morning
that they bring. Indoor activities will be
                                                     following the overnight, unless registered
offered until 8:15 a.m., when we will
                                                     for K.C. Friday.
stroll across the Zoo to the main Camp
location for check-in.
                                                     KangaCare PM limited to 40 campers
KangaCare AM limited to 20 campers                   per session
per session                                          Fee: Zoo Members $70
Fee: Zoo Members $25                                       General Public $75
      General Public $30
                                                     June 10-13		 M-Th		       3 - 6 p.m.
                                                     (6:30 p.m. Th)
June 10-13		      M-Th 		      7 - 8:15 a.m.
                                                     June 17-20		 M-Th		       3 - 6 p.m.
June 17-20		      M-Th 		      7 - 8:15 a.m.         (6:30 p.m. Th)
June 24-27		      M-Th 		      7 - 8:15 a.m.         June 24-27		 M-Th		       3 - 6 p.m.
                                                     (6:30 p.m. Th)
July 1-3		 M-W only 7 - 8:15 a.m.
Fee: Zoo Members $19                                 July 1-3 		 M-W only 3 - 6 p.m.
       General Public $23                            Fee: Zoo Members $53
                                                            General Public $57
Teen Camp participants only
July 1-3, 5		 M-W, F     7 - 8:15 a.m.               Teen Camp participants only
                                                     July 1-3, 5		 M-W, F     3 - 6 p.m.
July 8-11		       M-Th 		      7 - 8:15 a.m.         (6:30 p.m. F)
July 15-18		      M-Th		       7 - 8:15 a.m.         July 8-11		 M-Th		        3 - 6 p.m.
                                                     (6:30 p.m. Th)
Zoo Adventure Camp participants only
July 15-19ZA M-F         7 - 8:15 a.m.               July 15-18		 M-Th		       3 - 6 p.m.
Fee: Zoo Members $32                                 (6:30 p.m. Th)
      General Public $37
                                                     Zoo Adventure Camp participants only
July 22-25		      M-Th 		      7 - 8:15 a.m.         July 15-19ZA M-F		 3 - 6 p.m.
                                                     Fee: Zoo Members $87
July 29-Aug 1     M-Th 		      7 - 8:15 a.m.               General Public $93
Aug 5-8		         M-Th		       7 - 8:15 a.m.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) 646-4544, #6 or at educationquestions@stlzoo.org.
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Camp Extended Care
 July 22-25		 M-Th		        3 - 6 p.m.           K.C. Friday Full Day: Campers may stay
 (6:30 p.m. Th)                                  at the Zoo on Friday after the overnight
                                                 until 6 p.m. Campers will explore the Zoo
 July 29-Aug 1 M-Th		       3 - 6 p.m.
 (6:30 p.m. Th)                                  in the morning and enjoy a movie and
                                                 indoor activities in the afternoon. A hot
 Aug 5-8		 M-Th		           3 - 6 p.m.           lunch and snacks are provided. Campers
 (6:30 p.m. Th)                                  may be picked up between 3 - 6 p.m.

 K.C. Friday Half Day: Available for             K.C. Friday Full Day limited to 20
 campers only requiring morning                  campers per session
 after-care on Friday after the overnight.       Fee: Zoo Members $40
 The half-day option requires pick-up at               General Public $45
 11:30 a.m. and does not include lunch
 or snacks.                                      June 14		         F 		    8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

                                                 June 21		         F 		    8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 K.C. Friday Half Day limited to 10
 campers per session                             June 28		         F 		    8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 Fee: Zoo Members $15
       General Public $18                        July 12		         F 		    8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 June 14		       F		    8:30 - 11:30 a.m.        July 19		         F 		    8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 June 21		       F		    8:30 - 11:30 a.m.        July 26		         F 		    8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 June 28		       F		    8:30 - 11:30 a.m.        Aug 2		           F 		    8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 July 12		       F		    8:30 - 11:30 a.m.        Aug 9		           F 		    8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 July 19		       F		    8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

 July 26		       F		    8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

 Aug 2		         F		    8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

 Aug 9 		        F		    8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

                             Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,
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Zoo ALIVE
Zoo ALIVE! – Active Leaders In                       Mandatory Requirements:
Volunteer Education                                   •This is a year-long program. Volunteers
For high school students ages 15 and up                will help with at least two activities per
                                                       month from June 2019 - May 2020,
Join Zoo ALIVE, the Zoo’s year-round                   including two consecutive weeks at
                                                       Camp KangaZoo.
volunteer program for teens! Zoo ALIVE
volunteers help with Camp KangaZoo,                   •Attend Zoo Volunteer Orientation on
Overnights and other Zoo programs,                     either Saturday, April 13, 2019, or
events and conservation projects                       Monday, June 3, 2019, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
throughout the year.                                   Must be at least 15 years old by your
                                                       chosen Orientation date.
In Zoo ALIVE, you will:                               •Attend Camp training on either
                                                       Saturday, June 1, 2019, or Friday,
 •Meet other teens who love animals                    June 7, 2019, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Must be
  and kids                                             at least 15 years old by your chosen
 •Learn about wildlife, nature, animal                 Camp Training date.
  science and the Zoo                                 •Attend a monthly meeting at the Zoo,
                                                       typically on the first or second Sunday
 •Participate in conservation projects
                                                       of the month, from 5-7 p.m.
 •Enhance your leadership and
  communication skills                               Visit the Zoo ALIVE webpage at
                                                     stlzoo.org/zooalive for more information
 •Gain valuable volunteer experience                 and application materials.
 •Make a difference!                                 Applications are due February 28, 2019.
                                                     All applicants must attend an interview
                                                     on March 10, 2019.

                                                     The Saint Louis Zoo is grateful to receive
                                                     support for its Zoo ALIVE Teen Volunteer
                                                     Program from the Claire M. Fitzgerald
                                                     Teen Leadership Fund.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) 646-4544, #6 or at educationquestions@stlzoo.org.
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Early Childhood
     Children must be accompanied by an               Animal Antics
     adult. Fees are listed per child.                For children ages 18 - 24 months,
                                                      accompanied by an adult
     These programs require the participation
     of at least one parent or other adult for        Create your own animal antics as we fly
     every one to two registered children.            like eagles, hiss like snakes and hop like
     These programs are designed for caregivers       frogs. A few live animal friends will visit
     to interact with and help facilitate the         our class for you to see and touch. We’ll
     learning of the registered program               learn some simple Zoo tunes and create
     participant. To best serve all of our Early      a craft!
     Childhood participants, unregistered
                                                      Limited to 12 children and one or
     children may not participate in the
                                                      two parents each
     programs. Please list the accompanying
                                                      Instructor: Zoo Educator
     adult on the registration form.
                                                      Fee: Zoo Members $24
     Cubs and Pups                                          General Public $26
     For children ages 4 - 18 months,                 Code: C0622AA
     accompanied by an adult                          June 22    Sa		       10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
     Enjoy your little one’s first Zoo program as     Code: C0721AA
     we hear stories and sing songs about ways        July 21    Su		       10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
     animals protect and play with their young.
     Make a keepsake craft to take home.
                                                      Delightful Diggers
     Limited to 12 children and one or two            For children ages 2 - 3, accompanied by
     parents each                                     an adult
     Instructor: Zoo Educator                         Do you love to dig? So do worms,
     Fee: Zoo Members $24                             armadillos and other amazing animals!
           General Public $26                         Join us as we act like these animals and
                                                      learn about them through stories, songs
     Code: C0622CP                                    and play. We’ll meet a few, too!
     June 22    Sa		     9 - 9:45 a.m.
                                                      Limited to 12 children per session
     Code: C0721CP                                    Instructor: Zoo Educator
     July 21    Su		     9 - 9:45 a.m.                Fee: Zoo Members $26
                                                            General Public $29

                                                      Code: C0608DG1
                                                      June 8     Sa		       9 - 10 a.m.

                                                      Code: C0608DG2
                                                      June 8     Sa		       10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

                                                      Code: C0714DG1
                                                      July 14    Su		       9 - 10 a.m.
                                  Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,
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Early Childhood
                                                     Animals at Play
                                                     For children ages 3 - 4, accompanied by
                                                     an adult

                                                     Do you like to play tag, hide-and-go-seek
                                                     or catch? Young animals gain strength
                                                     and develop survival skills while
                                                     playing, which helps them in the wild.
                                                     Come and discover why cheetah cubs
                                                     wrestle, chimps chase and river otters
                                                     play with their food.

                                                     Limited to 16 children per session
                                                     Instructor: Zoo Educator
Romp and Stomp                                       Fee: Zoo Members $28
For children ages 2 - 3, accompanied by                    General Public $31
an adult
                                                     Code: C0615AP1
Can you romp like a squirrel or stomp                June 15    Sa		          10 - 11:30 a.m.
like an elephant? Join other families
with young children as we learn about                Code: C0615AP2
animals through songs, stories and                   June 15    Sa		          1 - 2:30 p.m.
games. We’ll also meet an animal or two.

Limited to 12 children and one or two                Awesome Animal Families
parents each                                         For children ages 3 - 4, accompanied by
Instructor: Zoo Educator                             an adult
Fee: Zoo Members $26
      General Public $29                             Animals have families, just like we do.
                                                     Some baby animals live with their mom
Code: C0609RS1                                       and dad, others are adopted by parents
June 9     Su		       9 - 10 a.m.                    of a different species, but all are amazing.
                                                     Join us as we explore perky puggles, caring
Code: C0609RS2                                       crocs and hopping hornbills and discover
June 9     Su		       10:30 - 11:30 a.m.             all the awesome things animal parents
                                                     do to help their young!
Code: C0720RS1
July 20    Sa		       9 - 10 a.m.                    Limited to 12 children per session
                                                     Instructor: Zoo Educator
Code: C0720RS2                                       Fee: Zoo Members $28
July 20    Sa		       10:30 - 11:30 a.m.                   General Public $31

Code: C0803RS1                                       Code: C0616AF
Aug 3      Sa		       9 - 10 a.m.                    June 16    Su		          10 - 11:30 a.m.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) 646-4544, #6 or at educationquestions@stlzoo.org.
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Early Childhood
     Scales and Slime and Teeth, Oh My!               Animal Hide and Seek
     For children ages 3 - 4, accompanied by an       For children ages 4 - 5, accompanied by
     adult                                            an adult

     Creep with us into the world of our              “Look closely. Can you see me up in
     cold-blooded buddies: the reptiles and           the tree?” Discover the wonders of
     amphibians. Learn what they eat, where           animal camouflage to learn how these
     they hang out and why they’re not so             “costumes” help them disguise.
     scary! We’ll meet live animals, make our         Each participant will make their own
     own slime and much more!                         camouflaged critter to take home.

     Limited to 16 children per session               Limited to 14 children per session
     Instructor: Zoo Educator                         Instructors: Zoo Docents
     Fee: Zoo Members $28                             Fee: Zoo Members $28
           General Public $31                               General Public $31

     Code: C0602SS                                    Code: C0608AH
     June 2     Su		     10 - 11:30 a.m.              June 8     Sa		       9:30 - 11 a.m.

                                                      Code: C0731AH
     Under the Sea                                    July 31    W		        9:30 - 11 a.m.
     For children ages 3 - 4, accompanied by
     an adult
                                                      Be a Zoo Science Kid!
     Explore amazing ocean animals through            For children ages 4 - 5, accompanied by
     stories and art. Participants will have          an adult
     an up-close encounter with gracefully
     gliding stingrays at the Stingrays at            What’s hiding among the nooks and
     Caribbean Cove exhibit. Each participant         crannies of a rotten log? Come find out
     will decorate their own organic tote bag         as we learn how to use simple tools to
     to take home.                                    explore the hidden marvels of the animal
                                                      world. Become a “Zoo Science Kid”
     Limited to 16 children per session               as you investigate what animals need
     Instructor: Zoo Educator                         to survive in their habitats through
     Fee: Zoo Members $28                             hands-on activities, exploration and
           General Public $31                         more. Each participant will receive a
                                                      journal for future exploration.
     Code: C0629US1
     June 29    Sa		     9 - 10:30 a.m.               Limited to 16 children per session
                                                      Instructor: Zoo Educator
     Code: C0629US2                                   Fee: Zoo Members $28
     June 29    Sa		     11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.               General Public $31

                                                      Code: C0623SK
                                                      June 23    Su		       10 - 11:30 a.m.
                                  Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,
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Early Childhood
Adventures in Zookeeping                             Beautiful Busy Bugs
For children ages 5 - 6, accompanied by              For children ages 5 - 6, accompanied by
an adult                                             an adult

Come explore the wide variety of                     Did you know that “bugs” help the
animal careers necessary to run the                  planet by recycling and farming? We
Zoo. We will test our poop-scooping and              will visit the Insectarium and make
snake-hooking abilities, learn some                  custom-designed butterfly wings as
amazing vet skills, and create real treats           we learn more about our amazing
to enrich the lives of animals. You will             insect friends!
even design your very own zoo.
                                                     Limited to 16 children per session
Limited to 16 children per session                   Instructors: Zoo Docents
Instructor: Zoo Educator                             Fee: Zoo Members $29
Fee: Zoo Members $29                                       General Public $32
      General Public $32
                                                     Code: C0713BB
Code: C0727AZ1                                       July 13    Sa		          9 - 11 a.m.
July 27    Sa		       10 - 11:30 a.m.

Code: C0727AZ2                                       It’s a Bear-y Good Life
July 27    Sa		       1 - 2:30 p.m.                  For children ages 5 - 7 accompanied by
                                                     an adult

Amazing Apes                                         Come learn about the polar, sun and
For children ages 5 - 6, accompanied by              grizzly bears that call the Saint Louis Zoo
an adult                                             home. We’ll study their adaptations and
                                                     behavior through hands-on activities,
Swing into the wild world of apes                    learn how the Zoo cares for these
as we learn about Ginger and her                     animals, and end our class with a trip to
orangutan family, our chimpanzee                     see some of them in their Zoo habitats.
troop and bachelor gorilla group, and
all their wild relatives.                            Limited to 16 children per session
                                                     Instructor: Zoo Educator
Limited to 16 children per session                   Fee: Zoo Members $28
Instructor: Zoo Educator                                   General Public $31
Fee: Zoo Members $28
      General Public $31                             Code: C0713BG1
                                                     July 13    Sa		          9 - 10:30 a.m.
Code: C0707AM
July 7     Su		       10 - 11:30 a.m.                Code: C0713BG2
                                                     July 13    Sa		          11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

                                                     Code: C0728BG1
                                                     July 28    Su		          9 - 10:30 a.m.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) 646-4544, #6 or at educationquestions@stlzoo.org.
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Early Childhood
 Marvelous Marine Mammals                         Superhero Science
 For children ages 5 - 7, accompanied by          For children ages 5 - 7, accompanied by
 an adult                                         an adult

 You’ve seen a few of them swimming               Discover who else can leap tall buildings
 above you in the Sea Lion Sound tunnel.          in a single bound, has super senses
 Now come learn all about them! We’ll             and can transform to protect themselves.
 explore the different types of marine            Bring your favorite superhero action
 mammals that live around the world,              figure, and we’ll explore which
 including sea lions, dolphins and polar          animals have similar adaptations to
 bears. You’ll dive into their amazing            help them survive. We will create our
 adaptations and see how we compare to            own animal superhero and conduct
 these mammals with a variety of hands-           exciting experiments to learn more
 on activities. The class will also include a     about these cool creatures and their
 private evening visit to Sea Lion Sound.         amazing adaptations.

 Limited to 16 children per session               Limited to 16 children per session
 Instructor: Zoo Educator                         Instructor: Zoo Educator
 Fee: Zoo Members $28                             Fee: Zoo Members $28
       General Public $31                               General Public $31

 Code: C0604MM                                    Code: C0715SH
 June 4     Tu		     6:30 - 8 p.m. (evening)      July 15    M		        6:30 - 8 p.m. (evening)

 Nocturnal Neighbors
 For children ages 5 - 7, accompanied by
 an adult

 Ever wonder what goes on in your yard
 at night? Learn how bats, owls and other
 nocturnal animals are adapted to life at
 night, and learn ways to observe them
 in your own backyard. Receive your very
 own bat house to take home and help
 the bats in your own backyard!

 Limited to 16 children per session
 Instructor: Zoo Educator
 Fee: Zoo Members $40
       General Public $43

 Code: C0619NN
 June 19    W		      6:30 - 8 p.m. (evening)

                              Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,
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Youth - Partial Day Programs
Youth attend these programs on their                 Poop Matters (NEW)
own, unaccompanied by a parent or                    For students entering 2nd - 3rd grades
other adult.
                                                     Become a “scatologist” and study the
Apples to Zucchini -                                 fascinating world of animal scat (poop).
What Animals Love to Eat                             Determine how to “tell” an animal by
For students entering 1st - 3rd grades               what they leave behind. Find out which
                                                     animals poop the most and the animal
Do animals eat pizza or PB & J? Let’s find           that prefers a weekly schedule! Scat
out! Discover the different foods that the           comes in different colors, shapes, and
animals eat when we tour the Animal                  sizes, and there are plenty of uses for scat
Nutrition Center to see where our Zoo                by both animals and humans. We will
animals’ food actually comes from!                   explore all of this and more. Learn how
                                                     the Saint Louis Zoo cares for our animals
Limited to 16 students per session                   by studying their poop, and finally, what
Fee: Zoo Members $32                                 does the Zoo do with all that poop?
      General Public $36
                                                     Limited to 16 students per session
                                                     Instructor: Zoo Docents
Code: Y0618AZ
                                                     Fee: Zoo Members $32
June 18    Tu		       9 - 11:30 a.m.
                                                           General Public $36
Code: Y0726AZ                                        Code: Y0716PM
July 26    F		        9 - 11:30 a.m.                 July 16    Tu		          9 - 11:30 a.m.

Bear Aware                                           A Case of Animal Identity
For students entering 1st - 3rd grades               For students entering 2nd - 4th grades

What do bears need to survive?                       As Junior Scientists, we will investigate
Through games and activities, discover               different animals to figure out who
how different types of bears use their               they are and how they are successful at
amazing skills and adaptations to find               surviving. Some have scales and some
food, stay safe and explore their world.             have fur, some have all sharp teeth and
We’ll also travel around to meet the                 some have flat teeth. Others have claws,
bears at our Zoo!                                    and some even have webbed feet. We’ll
                                                     tour the Zoo, have craft time, meet live
Limited to 13 students per session                   animals and explore fun activities.
Instructor: Zoo Educator                             Limited to 16 students per session
Fee: Zoo Members $26                                 Instructors: Zoo Docents
      General Public $29                             Fee: Zoo Members $37
                                                           General Public $41
Code: Y0730BA
July 30    Tu		       9:30 - 11 a.m.                 Code: Y0626AI
                                                     June 26    W 		          9 a.m. - Noon
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) 646-4544, #6 or at educationquestions@stlzoo.org.
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Youth - Partial Day Programs
 Abracadabra Animals                              Penguin Plunge
 For students entering 2nd - 4th grades           For students entering 2nd - 4th grades

 Animals have many “magical”                      Waddle to the Zoo and explore why
 adaptations. Join us to learn about              penguins are the coolest birds around.
 animals that can transform themselves,           We will investigate why penguins
 disappear in front of your eyes and even         waddle, swim and dive through fun
 freeze themselves! You’ll even make              activities. We’ll even take a trip to visit
 some magic of your own to take home.             our tuxedo-clad friends.

 Limited to 16 students per session               Limited to 13 students per session
 Instructors: Zoo Docents                         Instructor: Zoo Educator
 Fee: Zoo Members $37                             Fee: Zoo Members $32
       General Public $41                               General Public $36

 Code: Y0610AA                                    Code: Y0717PP
 June 10    M 		     9 a.m. - Noon                July 17    W		        9:30 - 11 a.m.

 Code: Y0718AA
 July 18    Th 		    9 a.m. - Noon                Photo Safari
                                                  For students entering 5th - 6th grades

 Fantastic Felines                                Join us to discover some of the Zoo’s
 For students entering 2nd - 4th grades           most impressive animals, and learn how
                                                  to take their pictures. We will provide
 Roar and purr….cats are some of the              a digital camera for each participant to
 most recognizable animals in the world.          use while we learn about photography
 In this class, we will learn the differences     at the Zoo. Come back the second day
 between big and small cats as we                 to assemble your photos in a special
 investigate cat adaptations and visit            memory photo album to take home.
 some of our big cats at the Zoo. Adults,         We look forward to having you in this fun
 please plan to join us 15 minutes prior          art and animals program!
 to the end of the class. The students will
 have a special surprise to show off!             Limited to 16 students per session
                                                  Instructors: Zoo Docents
 Limited to 14 students per session               Fee: Zoo Members $59
 Instructor: Zoo Educator                               General Public $64
 Fee: Zoo Members $32
       General Public $36                         Code: Y0624PS
                                                  June 24 & M		         9 - 11:30 a.m.
 Code: Y0801FA                                    June 28    F		        9 - 10:30 a.m.
 August 1 Th		       9 - 11:30 a.m.

                              Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,
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Youth - Full Day Programs
Youth attend these programs on their                 Field Herpetology
own, unaccompanied by a parent or                    For students entering 6th - 8th grades
other adult.
                                                     Meet at the Zoo, and then spend the
Participants should bring a lunch,                   day with us exploring the Shaw Nature
beverage and an afternoon snack unless               Reserve in search of amphibians and
otherwise noted.                                     reptiles. We’ll learn the best places to
                                                     find them and how to observe them once
Magical Animal Investigations                        we do. Participants should bring a lunch,
                                                     beverage and dress for the weather.
For students entering 2nd - 4th grades               Transportation to Shaw Nature Reserve
                                                     will be provided.
Everyone likes magic. Animals have
“magical” specialties and characteristics            Limited to 12 students per session
that will wow you more than Harry Potter             Instructor: Zoo Educator
and his invisibility cloak! Join us for a            Fee: Zoo Members $80
combination of two of our most popular                     General Public $85
classes as we investigate how animals
are sorted into different groups and                 Code: Y0610FH
explore some of their amazing                        June 10    M		           9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
adaptations. We’ve added lots of games,
activities and crafts for a fun-filled day.          Photography at the Zoo
                                                     For students entering 7th - 11th grades
Limited to 16 students per session
Instructor: Zoo Docents                              If you are interested in photography
Fee: Zoo Members $75                                 and are an animal lover, this class is
      General Public $80                             for you! We will cover composition,
                                                     lighting, shooting through wire and
Code: Y0615MA                                        glass, animal portraits, and action
                                                     photography techniques. Bring your
June 15    Sa		       9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
                                                     digital camera, preferably one that
                                                     uses interchangeable lenses; however,
                                                     point-and-shoot cameras are also okay.
                                                     Class will include instruction, photo
                                                     safaris around the Zoo, demonstrations
                                                     and photo critiques as we learn some of
                                                     the tips used by the professionals to take
                                                     great animal photographs. Participants
                                                     should bring a lunch and beverage.

                                                     Limited to 16 students
                                                     Instructors: Zoo Docents
                                                     Fee: Zoo Members $74
                                                           General Public $79

                                                     Code: Y0608PZ
                                                     June 8     Sa		          8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) 646-4544, #6 or at educationquestions@stlzoo.org.
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Career Programs
 Please Note: The Buddy System does not           For this program, mark your choices
 apply to the Career Programs.                    for DATES instead of CODE on the
                                                  registration form. Use “A” for AM
 Due to the popularity of these programs,         (morning session) or “P” for PM
 please list as many program choices              (afternoon session).
 as possible. Include a separate sheet if
 necessary. Participants will be                  Limited to two participants per session
 registered for only one date.                    Fee: Zoo Members $125
                                                        General Public $135
 Questions? Contact the Education
 Department, Monday through Friday,               Code: April 27 - May 26
 (314) 646-4544, option #6 or email at            Saturday and Sunday Only
 educationquestions@stlzoo.org.                   AM Session 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
                                                  PM Session Noon - 4:30 p.m.

 A Day with the Rays                              Code: May 27 - July 7
 For students entering 2nd - 8th grades           Daily
                                                  AM Session 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 Join the Saint Louis Zoo’s team of               (except May 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5)
 amazing keepers by participating in
 A Day with the Rays! In your first year          Code: July 8 - Aug 15
 as an aquatics keeper for the day, we            Daily
 will give you an official name tag and           PM Session Noon - 4:30 p.m.
 T-shirt to take home. Jump right in with         (except July 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9)
 preparing diets and help maintain the
 exhibit to keep it looking nice and the          Code: Aug 17 - 29
 animals healthy. As the new expert, you          Saturday and Sunday Only
 will help visitors learn about our exhibit,      AM session 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 how to touch and feed the stingrays, and
 touch the sharks. Please wear a T-shirt,
 khaki or jean shorts, and old closed-            Advanced Day with the Rays
 toed shoes. Bring a bottle of water and          For students entering 2nd - 8th grades who
 a camera. A Saint Louis Zoo snack and            have attended A Day with the Rays
 lunch will be provided. Get wet, smell
 like fish and have a ton of fun with A Day       Dive deeper into the science and career
 with the Rays!                                   of an aquatics keeper. After you have
                                                  attended A Day with the Rays, continue
 Note: We do not recommend this                   your work by participating in animal
 program for children with shellfish              husbandry duties. Once the daily tasks
 allergies. Please mention any latex              are accomplished, you will explore fish
 allergies on the registration form.              and cephalopod biology, perform
                                                  advanced marine water quality monitoring,
                                                  and, of course, have some time for fun and

                              Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,
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Career Programs
games. It’s time to show off all that you            Keeper-for-a-Day
learned from last time as well as pick up            For students entering 3rd - 9th grades
a few new tricks along the way. Please
wear a T-shirt, khaki or jean shorts, and            Have you ever wanted to be a zookeeper?
old closed-toed shoes. Bring a bottle of             Do you have a passion for animals? If so,
water and a camera. A Saint Louis Zoo                join a Children’s Zoo keeper for a day of
snack and lunch will be provided. Get                zoo-keeping! You will work side by side
wet, smell like fish and have even more              with a keeper and learn to care for a
fishy fun with Advanced Day with the Rays!           variety of animals. You will prepare diets
Participants must have attended                      in the Children’s Zoo kitchen and help
A Day with the Rays.                                 our keepers feed some of the animals.
                                                     You will learn to handle a small mammal,
Note: We do not recommend this program               bird or reptile and then present the
for children with shellfish allergies.               animal to Children’s Zoo visitors,
Please mention any latex allergies on                describing that animal’s natural history
the registration form.                               and sharing some fun facts. You will join
                                                     the keepers for a staff meeting, break
For this program, mark your choices                  time and lunch. Please wear a T-shirt,
for DATES instead of CODE on the                     khaki or jean shorts/pants and old
registration form. Use “A” for AM                    shoes - you will get dirty! Bring a bottle of
(morning session) or “P” for PM                      water and a camera, if you’d like.
(afternoon session).                                 A Saint Louis Zoo name tag, snack
                                                     and lunch will be provided.
Limited to two participants per session
Fee: Zoo Members $125                                Fee: Zoo Members $145
      General Public $135                                 General Public $155

Code: May 27 - July 7                                Limited to four participants per day
Daily                                                Code: May 24 - Aug 4
PM Session Noon - 4:30 p.m.                          (except June 21; July 4)
(except May 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5)          9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Code: July 8 - Aug 15                                Limited to two participants per day
Daily                                                Code: Aug 5 - Sept 3
AM Session 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.                        9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(except July 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9)
                                                     For this program, mark your choices
Code: Aug 17 - 29                                    for DATES instead of CODE on the
Saturday and Sunday Only                             registration form. Due to the popularity
PM Session Noon - 4:30 p.m.                          of this program, please list as many
                                                     program choices as possible. Include a
                                                     separate sheet if necessary.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) 646-4544, #6 or at educationquestions@stlzoo.org.
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Career Programs
 Engineer-for-a-Day                                Code: March 15 - Aug 30
 For participants ages 7 to adult                  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
                                                   (except May 25-27; July 4)
 Come aboard and learn to be a
 Zooline Railroad engineer! Get a behind-          Code: Sept 3 - Oct 31
 the-scenes look at what it takes to be a          10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 part of one of the top attractions at the         (except Oct 26)
 Saint Louis Zoo. Participants will:
                                                   For this program, mark your choices
     •Tour the Zooline Railroad
                                                   for DATES instead of CODES on the
      maintenance shed
                                                   registration form. Participants will be
     •Help an engineer with daily morning          registered for only one date.
      activities
     •Participate in daily train safety checks     *Due to safety concerns, participants
      with an engineer                             under the age of 8 will be limited to
                                                   only riding on the engine from
     •Ride with an engineer on the                 The Wild Railroad Station to Discovery
      locomotive*, blowing the whistle and         Corner Railroad Station.
      ringing the bell
     •Tear tickets at the railroad stations,
      and help passengers board the train
     •Help announce a narrated tour on the
      train (optional)

 To look the part, you will receive a name
 tag, Zoo bandana and an engineer
 cap. You’ll also enjoy a complimentary
 lunch with a Zooline Railroad engineer.
 Two complimentary train tickets will be
 issued so your accompanying family
 members can join in on the fun. You will
 take home a special certificate, suitable
 for framing, as a reminder of your day on
 the Saint Louis Zoo’s railroad!

 Limited to two participants on weekdays.

 Limited to one participant on weekends
 and holidays.

 Fee: Zoo Members $125
      General Public $135

                               Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,
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Career Programs
Junior Sea Lion Trainer
For participants ages 10 to adult                    Code: Sept 7 - Oct 27
                                                     Saturdays and Sundays only
Become a Junior Trainer at Sea Lion                  AM session 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Sound! Get a behind-the-scenes look at               PM session 1 - 3 p.m.
what it takes to be a part of one of the             (except both sessions Oct 26)
most exciting attractions at the Zoo. Work
alongside a trainer to see how they care             For this program, mark your choices
for and train the Zoo’s pinnipeds.                   for DATES instead of CODE on the
Participants will have an opportunity to             registration form.
prepare fish diets for the animals, clean
feeding buckets and feed an animal. You              Safari Guide-for-a-Day
will get wet and fishy! Participants will            For participants entering 6th - 12th grades
get to take home a Saint Louis Zoo name
tag and a commemorative souvenir from                Learn the tricks of the trade for engaging
Sea Lion Sound. Participants will also               with our guests and help us educate
have the chance to participate in either             others about animals! You will see
the 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. Sea Lion Show.              firsthand what interpreters do at the Zoo.
Family members are encouraged to be                  Your day will include a mini tour, time
available at show times to take pictures             in the library researching your animal,
of the Junior Trainer in action. Four                practice time, lunch and then time out
complimentary tickets will be provided               with our visitors. A go-pro camera will
for your family and friends. Wear                    catch all the action of you engaging
comfortable clothes and old close-toed               our visitors and will be stored on a
shoes. No flip-flops, please. Bring a wa-            flash drive for you to take home. Wear
ter bottle and a camera, if you would like.          comfortable, closed-toed shoes and
                                                     khaki shorts or pants. We will provide a
Note: We do not recommend this program               shirt for the day and a name tag to keep!
for participants with shellfish allergies.           Participants meet in the lower level of
                                                     The Living World.
Limited to one participant per session
Fee: Zoo Members $140                                Fee: Zoo Members $120
      General Public $150                                 General Public $130

Code: April 6 - May 19                               Limited to two participants per session
Saturdays and Sundays only                           Code: May 31; June 7, 14, 28; July 5, 12,
AM session 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.                         19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16
PM session 1 - 3 p.m.                                9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Code: May 24 - Sept 2                                For this program, mark your choices
Daily                                                for DATES instead of CODE on the
AM session 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.                         registration form.
PM session 1 - 3 p.m.
(except PM session June 21,
both sessions July 3-5)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) 646-4544, #6 or at educationquestions@stlzoo.org.
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Families
 Youth and parents attend these
 programs TOGETHER. The fees for these             Limited to 30 participants per session
 programs are per registered participant.          Instructor: Zoo Interpreters
 All participating family members must             Fee: Zoo Members $26
 be registered.                                          General Public $29

 Wake Up With the Rays                             Code: F0615RA
 For families with children entering 1st grade     June 15    Sa		       7:30 - 8:45 a.m.
 and up
                                                   Code: F0720RA
 Join us behind the scenes at Stingrays            July 20    Sa		       7:30 - 8:45 a.m.
 at Caribbean Cove! You will have an
 opportunity to walk through the support
 tent with a keeper who will discuss
 the incredible equipment and marine
 expertise required to take care of our
 amazing marine animals. You will learn
 about our stingrays and sharks. We will
 show you how to touch the sharks, and
 you can feed the stingrays yourself.
 This program will end with a stingray
 keeper discussion during a tasty
 breakfast provided at Lakeside Cafe.

                               Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,
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Overnight Programs
Family Overnight Programs                            Under the Sea-lion
These overnight programs are for                     For families with participants ages 5 and up;
families with children ages 5 and up.                one adult and one child minimum
Youth and adults attend these programs               Join us for this amazing opportunity to
TOGETHER. The fees for these programs                sleep inside the Sea Lion Sound tunnel!
are per registered participant.                      We will explore some of our aquatic
All participating family members                     life at the Zoo by visiting Stingrays at
must be registered.                                  Caribbean Cove and the Herpetarium.
Summer overnights offer a unique                     We will end the night by laying out
opportunity for participants to sleep                sleeping bags inside the tunnel. You
under the stars or sea (lions), without              will awake under the sea and, hopefully,
tents, weather permitting. Under the                 under a sea lion!
Sea-lion overnights sleep inside the                 Limited to 16 participants per session
Sea Lion Sound tunnel. All overnights                Instructors: Zoo Educators
include an evening snack, guided night               Fee: Zoo Members $62
hike around Zoo grounds, continental                       General Public $67
breakfast and a souvenir cup.
                                                     Code: N0601US
The Lion King(dom)                                   June 1-2  6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su
For families with participants ages 5 and up;
one adult and one child minimum                      Code: N0615US
                                                     June 15-16 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su
Is a lion really the king of the jungle?
Come spend an adventurous evening                    Code: N0706US
at the Zoo to find this out and much                 July 6-7  6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su
more. Your night will be filled with
fun activities focused on the varied                 Code: N0720US
                                                     July 20-21 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su
landscapes, animals and cultures
that fill the huge continent of Africa.              Code: N0803US
A walking safari through the Zoo will give           Aug 3-4   6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su
you a closer look at how you can help
save animals and their natural habitats.             Code: N0817US
So come see how far our light reaches!               Aug 17-18 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su
Join us for a roaring good time!
                                                     Code: N0831US
Limited to 60 participants per session               Aug 31-Sept 1 6:30 p.m. Sa -
Instructors: Zoo Educators                           8:30 a.m. Su
Fee: Zoo Members $42
                                                     Code: N0907US
      General Public $47                             Sept 7-8  6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su
Code: N0614LK                                        Code: N0913US
June 14-15 6:30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa                Sept 13-14 6:30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa

Code: N0809LK                                        Code: N0921US
Aug 9-10 6:30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa                  Sept 21-22 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) 646-4544, #6 or at educationquestions@stlzoo.org.
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