Sunday, April 22, 2018
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy live entertainment, fun educational activities, keeper chats and more. Pick up a map of events at either Zoo entrance and explore the Earth Day stations around the Zoo to 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.

Keeper Chats & Enrichment Activities

11 a.m.  — Elephant, River’s Edge
11:30 a.m.  —  California sea lion, Sea Lion Sound
12 p.m.Western lowland gorilla, Jungle of the Apes
12:30 p.m. – Vietnamese pot-bellied pig, Children's Zoo*
1 p.m.  —  Grizzly bear, Grizzly Bear Ridge
1:30 p.m.   —  Giant tortoise, Herpetarium
2 p.m.Giraffe, Red Rocks
2:30 p.m.  — Black-handed spider monkey, Primate House
3 p.m. — American white pelican, South Lake

Enrichment 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 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 21 & 22 at a variety of venues in Forest Park. For more information on these Earth Day activities and events, visit


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