Please check Zoo Hours for the day of your visit.

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Visitor Alert

The goat yard in the Children's Zoo will be closed April 18 through May 4. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Recently voted Best Zoo and America’s Top Free Attraction, the Saint Louis Zoo is dedicated to connecting people to animals. Annually, approximately 3 million visitors get the opportunity to experience 16,000+ animals in the Zoo’s care; many of them are rare and endangered. The Zoo is renowned for its innovative approaches to animal management, wildlife conservation, research and education. And as a free zoo, visitors are encouraged to come back again…and again!

Plan Your Visit

Explore the Zoo

When you visit the Saint Louis Zoo, you’ll have no shortage of things to see and do. The Zoo has 90 acres of animal exhibits, attractions, shopping and dining for you and your family to enjoy. You can also find Zoo activities and programs for people of all ages and abilities. Check out our Zoo zones below, which highlight unique habitats and animals you can see.

See What’s Happening at the Zoo

Get Involved

The Saint Louis Zoo wouldn’t be “America’s Top Free Attraction” without your generosity. By giving to the Zoo, you help ensure that people of all ages and abilities can continue to connect with animals. Your support also helps provide the resources we need to save endangered species, here and around the world. 

Give and Volunteer

A day at the Saint Louis Zoo is one of the most fun and affordable ways for families to spend time together. And when you join the Zoo Friends, a great value becomes even better. Plus, your membership sill help support the Zoo's wildlife conservation projects in St. Louis and around the globe.

Become a Member

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Saint Louis Zoo Mission

To conserve animals and their habitats through animal management, research, recreation, and educational programs that encourage the support and enrich the experience of the public.

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