COVID-19 Update: The Zoo is CLOSED to the public until further notice. Read more.

COVID-19 Update: 

The Zoo is CLOSED to the public until further notice. Read more.

Home to over 13,000 animals representing 555 species, the Saint Louis Zoo is recognized worldwide for its innovative approaches to animal care and management, wildlife conservation, research and education. One of the few free zoos in the nation, the Saint Louis Zoo attracts approximately 3 million visitors annually and is the most-visited attraction in the region.  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 become a member, a great value becomes even better. Plus, your membership will help support the Zoo's wildlife conservation projects in St. Louis and around the world.

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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