ALL ABOARD! The Emerson Zooline Railroad offers a 20-minute narrated tour weaving through tunnels and past favorite animal exhibits on a 1½-mile round trip. One of the Zoo's most popular attractions, the Zooline Railroad has transported more than 35 million visitors since 1963. The railroad operates year-round, weather permitting.

The Zooline Railroad is ADA accessible. Passengers in wheelchairs have a large area on the train car, with fold down seats for companions. The Zoo has also added ramps with lower slopes.


A round trip excursion on the Zooline Railroad is $5. Children under two are free. Purchase tickets at any of four stations for a tour of the Zoo. Save with a Safari Pass.

You may leave the train, visit exhibits and reboard. Strollers and large personal items are permitted if riding in a seat with at least one passenger at all times.

Groups of 15 or more may purchase discounted train tickets by calling group services in advance at (314) 646-4718 or 1-800-966-8877.

Zooline Railroad Hours

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, weather permitting

Zoo Hours

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