The Zoo is 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

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!

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

November 02, 2020

Time Change

When it’s the first Monday after the time change and you’re still adjusting.

Photo: Jaguar Ceiba by JoEllen Toler  

#daylightsavingtime #fallback #mondays

Job Opportunities

The Saint LouisZoo is currently seeking to fulfill positions in our Food Service Department for the fall and winter seasons. Positions include food stand cashiers/operators, Starbucks baristas and back-of-house food production team members. Candidates must be at least 15 years of age or older (16 years of age or older for Barista positions) and have at least some weekday daytime availability. Work permits will be required for employees under the age of 16.

All successful candidates will be required to submit to a criminal background check and a drug test.

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Thanks for the memories!

On Saturday, October 31, 2020, the gates to the Emerson Children’s Zoo, an area within the Saint Louis Zoo’s 90+ acres, closed one last time. Over the next few years, we will work to reimagine, plan and redevelop this 3.5-acre space, which was occupied by a beloved children’s zoo for 51 years, into a new, permanent area for children and families. In the interim, this space will be home to a temporary dinosaur exhibit called Dinoroarus, opening in spring 2021.

Since 1969, the goal of the Children’s Zoo never changed — to provide dynamic experiences for all children that will inspire a love of animals and learning. The mission of connecting families and children with animals will carry forward in the planning for this new area.