The Zoo is now open!

All guests, including Zoo members, must now reserve free, timed tickets prior to visiting.

Review the Zoo’s reopening guidelines and make a reservation

We are excited to welcome you back to the Saint Louis Zoo!  When you are ready to visit, we're more than ready for you! Until then we are happy to continue to #BringTheStlZooToYou for you stay connected to your Zoo.

Follow us at FacebookTwitter and Instagram and check out our new rotating animal webcams at Live Webcams!

Don't forget our STLZOOm live webinars and virtual Conservation Learning opportunities thanks to our Saint Louis Zoo Educators!

Our staff remain dedicated to the animals in our care. Your support is vital to our future. Please consider making a contribution to our Critical Animal Care Fund

Are you a #StlZooperHero? This summer, we are excited to bring back our annual Instagram Contest with a special 2020 edition. Learn how you can enter for a chance to win a $125 Zoo gift card at #StlZooperHero Instagram Contest

July 13, 2020

Virtual Learning

This week’s virtual conservation learning opportunities are now available at and  

This week you and your family can learn to help bees by making this simple solitary bee hotel!

Jamaican Iguanas

Did you know that UV light is an essential part of reptile animal care?  Natural sunlight provides many benefits to reptiles, including heat, visual light and UV light.

While we are able to provide our reptiles with artificial lighting in the Charles H. Hoessle Herpetarium, we still do our best to get many of our species outdoors in natural light when the weather is appropriate. Here you can see our Jamaican iguanas exploring their outdoor enclosures. These habitats have deep substrate to allow for natural burrowing behaviors and provide nest boxes for the females. #BringtheStlZooToYou