This guide and coordinating visual schedule map were compiled to provide information and suggestions to help our guests plan their day at the Saint Louis Zoo. They were designed with the intent of helping caregivers of individuals with autism and other special needs make the most of a visit to the Zoo, but can be utilized by anyone!

As every person with special needs is different, caregivers need to decide how best to plan a visit based on the needs of the individual. We hope that this information will provide the basis for a successful and enjoyable day at the Zoo.

Please remember that the Zoo is a dynamic and ever-changing place. These guidelines are to assist you in planning your visit, but there may be day-to-day changes as we continually attempt to make the Zoo better. We strongly encourage you to visit the Guest Services desk at either entrance to get the most up-to-date information.

Visual Schedule Helpful Hints

Visual Schedule Map