Zoo News and Updates


Group Programs

Custom Programs

Looking for a fun, educational experience for your group? The Education Department can design a special program for your group. Night tours, overnights, scout programs, team building events and behind the scenes opportunities can be arranged; as scheduling permits. Call 210-734-7184, ext.1501 for details.

Roars and Snores

Ages 6 and up
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $45 per person, 20 person minimum
Click on "Register Now" for available dates

Grab your sleeping bag and invite your group, your troop, your neighbors and your friends for the wildest slumber party in town! Tour the Zoo, participate in a challenging activity and even meet some animals up close.  An evening snack, continental breakfast, morning adventure and admission to the Zoo the next day are included. 

Click here for more information about our Roars & Snores Program!

Roars and Snores: Africa Live!

Ages 6 and up
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $60 per person, 20 person minimum 

Imagine sleeping along the riverbank under the watchful eyes of hippos and crocodiles...that's just part of the exciting adventure you'll experience when you spend the night in Africa Live! 
Join us for an after hours tour of the Zoo, animal presentations and an activity before you drift off to sleep; then spend the rest of the next day exploring the Zoo on your own.  Evening snack and continental breakfast are included.

Read more about the Africa Live! Sleepover here.

Roars and Snores: Zootennial Overnight

Ages 6 and up
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m
Cost: $45 per person
(No minimum participants required; multiple registrations are expected.)

Oct. 17
Feb. 21

Designed for families, friends and small groups, this overnight adventure is one you won't want to miss! Visit animals from around the world as you tour the Zoo after dark, meet animals up close and participate in an animal related activity.  Enjoy an evening snack before snuggling into your sleeping bag for the night.  Start the next morning with a continental breakfast and animal presentation, and then spend the rest of the day exploring the Zoo on your own.


Evening AdventureTour

$20/Member adult; $15/Member child
$24/Monmember adult; $19/Nonmember child

Sep. 13, Oct. 10, Nov. 22
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Are you ready for an adventure? Join us after the Zoo closes for a special evening tour with Zoo experts.  You'll even get to meet an animal ambassador!
Do you have your own group of 15 or more participants? Book a custom Adventure Tour! For more information contact our Community Programs Coordinator at 210-734-7184, ext. 1503.


Scouting the Zoo!

$16/Member child
$21/Nonmember child

Calling all Scouts! Discover more about animals and the Zoo in a fun-filled program that compliments badge or pin requirements. Prescheduled workshops make it convenient to earn a Scout the Zoo patch, while making new friends from other Scout groups!

Boy Scouts

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sep. 13 - Tigers & Wolves: Wildlife Conservation 
Oct. 11 - Webelos: Naturalist
Nov. 8 - Bears: Sharing Your World with Wildlife
Jan. 10 - Boy Scouts: Mammal Study
Feb. 14 - Bears & Webelos: Wildlife Conservation

Girl Scouts

Time: 9:30 a.m
. - 11:00 a.m.

Sep. 13 - Daisies & Brownies: Butteflies
Oct. 11 - Brownies: Love Water
Nov. 8 - Juniors & Cadets: Animal Habitats
Jan. 10 - Daises: Hippos
Feb. 14 - Cadets & Seniors: Wildlife


More Scouting Opportunities!
Design your own Scouting the Zoo program; you choose the date, time and the topic (listed below) with a reservation of 15 or more participants.

Boy Scout Topics

All About Birds
Mammal Study
Sharing Your World w/Wildlife
Wildlife Conservation

Girl Scout Topics
Animal Habitats
Love Water
Hooray for Hippos!
ect Friends

How about an Overnight Adventure? Schedule an overnight program for your troop of at least 20 participants
or bring your smaller group to a Roars and Snores: Zootennial Overnight, and earn your Roars & Snores patch!

Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks advance notice to book a private program.
Call 210-734-7184, ext. 1503 for details.