A top-rated Saint Louis Zoo attraction, the First Bank Sea Lion Show at the new Sea Lion Sound is oceans of fun for the whole family!

Sea Lion Superstars

The Zoo's California sea lion stars are back to the stage in 2015. Some of the acrobatic and athletic behaviors you'll see from these intelligent animals include:

  • Olympic-style dives on a high-diving platform
  • Powerful swimming
  • Hurdle and high jumps
  • Flipper walks
  • Balancing acts
  • Frisbee tosses
  • Lots of splashing and even more surprises!

While on stage with the animals, our trainers explain sea lion behavior and positive-reinforcement training, animal fun facts and the need for conserving the sea lions' ocean habitat.

Lichtenstein Sea Lion Arena

Our 811-seat amphitheater, which opened with Sea Lion Sound in summer 2012, features the large Ann Lux Family Stage and a rock bridge extending into the audience offering an up-close look at the playful sea lions. Watch the sea lions swim underwater in the 40,000-gallon acrylic saltwater pool surrounding the stage. The arena also offers shaded seating with a huge fabric awning and giant, whisper-quiet fans overhead for audience comfort.


Fall Shows

Saturdays and Sundays only through Nov. 29, 2015
10:30 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. (weather permitting)
$4/person. Children under 2 are free.


Tickets are available at the Sea Lion Show ticket booth at Sea Lion Sound. The Show is first-come, first-served, and seating is limited.

Zoo members may redeem their Anywhere passes for timed tickets at the Sea Lion Show ticket booth.

A limited supply of complimentary Assisted Listening Devices is available for the arena. An ID is required for use.