IMPORTANT:  To prevent the spread of COVID-19, additional restrictions will be required for attending all in-person programs.

  • Effective Monday, March 14, 2022, following City and CDC guidelines, the Zoo will no longer require indoor mask/facial coverings for most Conservation Education program participants, but still recommends participants wear them indoors. There shall be no discrimination or disrespectful treatment toward individuals who continue to wear masks or facial coverings (or discrimination or disrespectful treatment toward individuals who choose not to wear masks or facial coverings). 
  • Children attending the Zoo Preschool and Preschool teachers will continue to wear masks, other than while sleeping and eating, throughout the remainder of the school year. 
  • For any Conservation Education Program that includes visits to indoor behind-the-scenes areas masks and facial coverings are still required for all participants, staff and volunteers. 
  • Participants attending multi-day programs will be required to complete a daily screening form. 
  • If a program session is cancelled due to COVID-19 related issues, we will offer a virtual program if applicable, or issue a full refund. We will communicate any changes based on Zoo policy as we get closer to your program date.
  • No participant should attend any in-person program(s) if they have experienced one or any combination of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 within the last 24 hours, and/or any of the following statements apply:  

    • Fever of 100.4⁰F or greater 
    • Chills 
    • Cough 
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
    • Fatigue 
    • Muscle or body aches 
    • Headache 
    • New loss of taste or smell 
    • Sore throat 
    • Congestion or runny nose 
    • Nausea or vomiting 
    • Diarrhea
    • Participant has tested positive for COVID-19, and has not completed their mandated quarantine period
    • Participant previously tested positive for COVID-19, but still has symptoms mentioned above 
    • During the past 10 days, the participant is not fully vaccinated, and has been in contact with someone who has exhibited symptoms as listed above and or tested positive for COVID-19 
    • During the past 10 days, the participant has been exposed to a confirmed positive COVID-19 case and is symptomatic
    • During the past 10 days, the participant has been advised to self-quarantine by a doctor or other health authority 
  • As part of its commitment to the continued well-being of guests, staff and animals, and in an ongoing effort to assist the community in preventing the spread of COVID-19, the Zoo has implemented enhanced protocols and procedures. Click here for details.

  • For In-Person Programs, the following applies:

    Although safety precautions as to your visit are taken by the Saint Louis Zoo, every visitor/program participant is responsible for his or her personal safety and that of children or others under their supervision.  In consideration of access to the Zoo, visitors/program participants (a) agree to comply with Zoo policies and instructions, including those on signage (b) understand and agree that the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has recently infected individuals in the St. Louis area, that it is contagious and that it can spread to persons in any number of ways (c) agree that they assume responsibility for any injury (including personal injury, disability or death), illness, damage, loss claim, liability, or expense arising out of or related to COVID-19 experienced or contracted in connection with a Zoo visit/program (d) that they waive and release all claims against the Zoo and its commissioners, officers, employees, volunteers and agents relative to the foregoing matters and (e) that they agree that the Zoo is legally entitled to sovereign immunity regarding to any such claims.