Team-building Activities in St. Louis The St. Louis Zoo

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The Wild Wildlife Scavenger Hunt at the St. Louis Zoo

Monkey around with some fantastic beasts…

…on this searchin’ safari at the St. Louis Zoo, just minutes from downtown St. Louis. On teams, you’ll follow a trail of clues and answer tricky, humorous questions to uncover the most amazing and amusing aspects of its animals, from butterflies to elephants.

Along the way, you’ll check out River’s Edge, where you’ll cheat the cheetahs and laugh back at the hyenas. You’ll explore the Wild zone, where one moment you’re peering at penguins in the sub-Antarctic and the next you’re going ape for great apes in a tropical rain forest. You’ll search for primates and reptiles among 1920s buildings in the Historic Hill. And you’ll quiz big cats lounging in the Red Rocks zone.

Your team might tackle such questions as…

  • Visit the Bear Bluffs, and find a spot where you can see a panda and a polar bear at the same time, in 2D. Check out a section that you might think is about a Cub Scout leader. If you had grown up at the same rate as a bear, how much would you weigh today? Answer: Over 6,000 pounds, according to sign with a section titled “The Den Mother.”
  • Visit the Primate House. When two kinds of related creatures in here wave either their long tails or ring tails at you, what kind of battle have you found yourself in? Answer: Long-Tailed Lemurs and Ring-Tailed Lemurs deploy their tails to engage in “stink fights.”
  • Go to the Sea Lion Landing. If you and a sea lion had a contest to see who could hold his breath longest underwater, what surprising thing would the sea lion do before diving into the water? Answer: Sea lions exhale before they dive.

Did these questions puzzle you? Don’t worry: they’re designed to be answered only when you’re standing in the right spot, looking at the right thing. Plus, they’re meant to be tackled with teamwork, engaging the talents and participation of every member of your group. No previous knowledge of the zoo or its residents is required: you just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes.

While on safari, you’ll also be on the lookout for opportunities to take Team Photos that prompt you to sharpen your eyes and brainstorm creative solutions with your teammates.

A Murder Mystery Edition is also available, in which your team of sleuths must crack a code and catch a killer.

The Kids Edition gets kids (age 7 and up) and adults to team up for a zoo adventure that is perfect for school field trips.

Contact us to learn more—and find more fun in St. Louis!

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The Murder Mystery Mayhem at the Zoo Scavenger Hunt

Beware: there’s a killer behind that panda…

Your perfectly delightful team-building outing to the zoo is about to be spoiled: someone in your group is plotting to feed you to the lions, or have you hugged by a cobra, or perhaps sat on by a hippo. Because this person—possibly on your own team—is a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde.

This person now challenges you to prevent your own murder. Everyone in your group was fed a deadly venom with your lunch, and the clock is ticking down on your time left to live. To save yourselves and get the antidote, all you have to do is reveal the killer’s identity.

Easy, right? Not so fast: the killer has hidden their identity in a series of puzzles that are part of a scavenger hunt at the zoo. Your team must solve a series of interlocking puzzles, decipher coded messages, and meet the conditions of tricky photo challenges around the zoo.

Along the way, your team might…

  • Play monkey see, monkey do with a monkey.
  • Blend in with an animal known for camouflage.
  • Tackle a trivia quiz about famous murder mysteries.
  • Identify snippets of songs that feature animals.
  • Twist, and maybe shout, with snakes.

If your group loves escape-room games, they’ll love this zoo scavenger hunt. The game will also help you solve the mystery of how to entertain a diverse group of people while boosting morale and teamwork. It’s perfect for a private party or a corporate team-building outing of any size.

A Kids Edition is also available, in which kids age 7 and up work with adults. It’s a great activity for a school field trip, a birthday party, a family reunion, you name it.

What delighted clients are saying

“Everyone had a great time at the hunt! We are all still talking about it.” —an electrical engineer whose group played the game at the Houston Zoo

“A HUGE THANK YOU. Everyone had a BLAST and your hosts were FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for another great event!!” —an office coordinator in Los Angeles

“We had an amazing time and will be in touch for the next hunt we’d like to do in the near future! Tokia [the hunt host] was amazing, and we’d love to work with her again!!!” —an organizer for a group in Washington, DC

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