Spend Your Evening at the Zoo!

Adults ages 21+ are invited to spend an exclusive, limited-attendance evening among the animals. Enjoy Zoo exhibits and attractions, two complimentary drink tickets, a free animal-themed mask, and special discounts at food outlets and gift shops.

 Night at the Zoo now starts even earlier beginning at 5 p.m.! Enjoy dinner at the Zoo with food and drink specials.

Thursday, September 17
5 - 8:30 p.m.

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Tickets (SOLD OUT)

  • $25: Zoo Member
  • $30: Non-Member
    • Advanced tickets required.
    • Tickets are SOLD OUT and no longer available.
    • No tickets available at the door.
    • Ages 21+ only.
    • Free parking on Zoo lots after 4:30 p.m.

The Zoo requires all guests to wear masks/face coverings — which must cover nose and mouth — while visiting. See details on enhanced safety protocols.

*The event is rain or shine, except for severe storms.

Please Note: Your event tickets may list a start time of 5:30 p.m., however the event will now start earlier. Doors will open at 5 p.m.

Proceeds Benefit the Zoo

Proceeds benefit the Saint Louis Zoo and its efforts to save endangered species at home and around the world.

Animals & Attractions

  • Majority of Zoo animal exhibits will have extended hours* during these events, including:
    • Penguin & Puffin Coast
    • Centene Grizzly Ridge
    • McDonnell Polar Bear Point
    • Red Rocks
    • River’s Edge
    • Primate House
    • Bird House
    • Charles H. Hoessle Herpetarium
    • and more
  • Guests receive complimentary admission to special attractions, including:
    • Emerson Zooline Railroad
    • The Goddard School Sea Lion Show (limited tickets available)
    • Stingrays at Caribbean Cove presented by SSM Health
    • Mary Ann Lee Conservation Carousel

*some attractions will close before 8:30 p.m.


  • A free animal-themed face mask
  • Two (2) complimentary drink tickets
  • Special discounts at food outlets and gift shops.
  • Food and drink specials all evening

Cheese and Charcuterie for Two

Enjoy this meal to-go box featuring locally sourced meats, dried fruits, nuts, bread and cheeses as you roam around the Zoo. The Cheese and Charcuterie for two is available at Lakeside Cafe. Supplies are limited.

Night at the Zoo Sponsors

  • Mid America Chevy Dealers
  • Prairie Farms Dairy
  • Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

Media Sponsor

  • iHeartMedia St Louis