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From the ever-popular Camp KangaZoo to individual programs for all ages, the Saint Louis Zoo’s Education Department has classes, overnight experiences and daytime adventures for everyone in the family.


Camp KangaZoo campers can choose to attend one or two weeklong day camps — “Animal to Animal” and “Zoo Builders.” Kids will play games, meet animals, enjoy sing-alongs, perform skits and more. On Thursday nights, they’ll sleep at the Zoo and wake up with the birds! Teen Camp is also available for kids entering grades 7-9 and Teen Camp II for campers who have attended Teen Camp in previous summers and are entering grades 8-10.


Younger children can hop “out of the pouch” and into the Zoo at Camp Joey. Children who are at least 4 years old and entering kindergarten will enjoy active games, crafts, stories and songs, live animal contact opportunities and visits to Zoo exhibits and attractions. Half-day and full-day sessions are available.


Family education programs include Mission ZooPossible, Wake Up With the Rays, Wild Nights and Under the Sea-lion family overnights.


Zoo programs for young children and youth keep growing minds sharp in the lazy summer months. The Zoo offers a variety of animal topics for various ages. Kids can learn about birds, mammals and reptiles, see stingrays up close, examine dinosaur fossils, create animal habitats, sing animal songs, identify animal tracks, touch biofacts, tour the Zoo and meet the animals.


For kids in grades 2-8, the Zoo offers a Keeper-for-a-Day at the Emerson Children’s Zoo and A Day with the Rays at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove presented by Mercy Kids. A Junior Sea Lion Trainer program is available for ages 10 to adult.


Scouts can learn about animals and sleep under the stars while working toward fulfilling their badge requirements at the Snooze at the Zoo programs. Scout overnight programs are for Cub Scouts, Webelos, Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes.


Adult programs include evening safari tours, wine and cheese night prowls, Under the Sea-lion overnights, dinners and presentations.


Program fees vary. All proceeds support the Saint Louis Zoo. Camp KangaZoo scholarships are available for families with financial need. For a list of all programs, more information, registration and Camp scholarship applications, visit or call (314) 646-4544.



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