Sunday, April 28, 2019
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy live music, fun educational activities, opportunities to meet keepers and more. Pick up a program of events at either Zoo entrance and explore the Earth Day stations around the Zoo. Learn how you can take action to help protect our planet. Visit at least four of the stations to receive a prize! Claim your prize at any of the stations by 3 p.m. 

Live Entertainment

Hear live entertainment by Bottoms Up Blues Gang in Schnuck Family Plaza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Meet a Keeper

Learn first-hand from keepers how we care for animals at the Zoo. Below is a list of locations where you can find keepers throughout the day.

11 a.m.  — Polar Bear Point
11:30 a.m.  —  Gorilla Habitat at Jungle of the Apes
12 p.m.  — Takin Habitat at Red Rocks
12:30 p.m.  — Bateleur Eagle Habitat at the Bird House
1 p.m. 
—  Tortoise Habitat at the Herpetarium 
1:30 p.m. Sea Lion Sound Overlook
2 p.m.Hippo Harbor at River's Edge
2:30 p.m.  — Meerkat Habitat in the Children's Zoo animal building*
3 p.m. — Coquerel’s Sifaka Habitat at the Primate House

Schedule is subject to change without notice. 

Free Admission!

Admission to the Zoo and Earth Day activities is free. The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

*Please Note: There is an admission fee to the Children's Zoo. 

St. Louis Earth Day Festival

Since 1989, the St. Louis Earth Day Festival has celebrated the magnificence of our planet and demonstrated ways to protect our natural resources. This year's festival takes place on April 27 & 28 at a variety of venues in Forest Park. For more information on these Earth Day activities and events, visit


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