Zoo Clues

by  Saint Louis Zoo

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Problem solving and mysteries are just another part of the job for zookeepers and vets. Join us as zoo detectives to learn what these mysteries are, how and why we need to solve them, and then we'll also solve some mysteries of our own!

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About This Program


By Request: $225.00

Please schedule carefully! Program transfers may be requested based on our ability to reschedule you. Transfers are determined by space availability. A $5 transfer fee will be charged per program for the first transfer date. A $10 transfer fee will be charged for additional transfers. Transfer fees must be paid with credit card at the time requested. We cannot accommodate same day or next day transfers.

Full payment is due before the program. To receive an invoice and pay by check, 8 week's booking notice is required. If a program is booked with less than 8 week's notice, but at least 4 week's notice, full credit card payment is required when booking the program. We are unable to schedule programs with less than 4 week's notice.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Problem Solving, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode


Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please notify the Education Department at (314) 646-4544 or the Outreach Coordinator at (314) 781-0900, x4754 immediately if you need to cancel. Another group may be able to take your place.

About This Provider

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Saint Louis Zoo

St. Louis, MO
United States

The Saint Louis Zoo's mission is to conserve animals and their habitats through animal management, research, recreation, and educational programs that encourage the support and enrich the experience of the public. 

Our videoconferencing classes will introduce you and your students to a variety of animals and topics including: habitats, ecology, and adaptations. Older students will also learn about our conservation programs going on here at the Zoo and around the world. 

All programs are interactive
and may utilize any of the following: live video from our Zoo habitats, webcams, pre-recorded video footage, biofacts,
and other means to create a memorable learning experience.

Amber Brown
3147810900 x4677

Program Details


1. Big Cat Scramble powerpoint presentation. Read clues about the identities of some big cats and unscramble their names to get the answer.
2. Video segment
3. Animal Mystery powerpoint. Look at pictures of parts of an animal to learn about its adaptations and then guess the animal.
4. Discussion of "clues" and signs that animals are nearby.
5. Discussion of "clues" that an animal is sick.
6. Identifying animals from their x-rays.


By the end of a Zoo Clues program, participants will be able to:
-Be able to explain the relationship between physical structures and an animal's survival
-solve puzzles to learn new information
-Recognize similarities and differences between groups of animals
-Identify the basic needs of living things
-Name one fact about a big cat that makes it unique to other big cats.
-Identify birds by their calls
-Name at least one tool veterinarians use to assess animal health

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NGSS: NS.K-8.1, NS.K-4.3, Ns.5-8.3

State Standards

MO GLES: K.LS1.C.1, 4.LS1.D.1, 1.LS3.A.1, 3.LS3.C.1