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St. Louis Zoo at Missouri
1 Government Dr, St Louis, Missouri
  |  314-781-0900
Category: Activities, Entertainment, Restaurant, Shopping & Nightlife, Attractions, Family / Kids
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St. Louis Zoo – Animal Fun

Explore an enchanting animal wonderland when you visit one of the city's top attractions for families. Free and open every day, this wonderful zoo features thousands of animals in their natural habitats. At the St. Louis Zoo, you'll also find fun attractions for kids including a petting zoo, carousel, insectariums, animal feedings and 3-D movies. Looking for hotels near the St. Louis Zoo? Our newly renovated hotel is situated right off the freeway 21 miles away in St. Charles.


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9AM to 5PM

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  • Wild Lights
  • Safari Tours
  • Sea Lion Feeding


  • Zooline Railroad
  • Conservation Carousel
  • Petting zoo
  • Animal feedings
  • Insectarium

Calendar of Events

The St. Louis Zoo hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including special holiday celebrations, family programs, job fairs, Mardi gras festivities, Delta Dental days, light displays and more.

Hours, Prices and Directions

The zoo is open every day from 9AM until 5PM, except for some holidays. The zoo is always free to enter, however certain attractions may have an additional fee. From our hotel, take I-70 east to I-270 south to I-64 east, then exit at McCausland Avenue and follow the signs.


  • What is the daily schedule at the St. Louis Zoo?

    For the first hour the zoo is open, you can enter the Children’s Zoo and ride the Conservation Carousel for free. Sea lion feedings take place at 11:15AM, 1:45PM and 3:30PM, movies are at 10AM, 1:45PM and 4PM, and bear feedings happen at 4PM. Please consult the website for additional schedule details.
  • What animals are at the St. Louis Zoo?

    You’ll encounter about 18,000 different animals at this amazing zoo, including big cats, bears, hippos, reptiles, birds, amphibians, insects, monkeys, lemurs, antelopes, sharks, foxes and many, many more.

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