Saint Louis Zoo’s Ninth Annual Pollinator Dinner

June 19, 2018

  • 6 p.m. Exhibits and cash bar
  • 7:15 p.m. Dinner
  • 8:30 p.m. Speaker 
  • The Living World 

Join us for a special 10th annual Pollinator Dinner focusing on the diverse foods that pollinators help to provide. Before dinner, pick up seeds, enjoy a honey tasting and a honeybee-pollinated beverage as you visit exhibitor displays about pollinators, food, agriculture, gardening, and habitat restoration.  After dinner, sip mead and enjoy a presentation about the conservation efforts of the Saint Louis Zoo’s WildCare Institute Center for Native Pollinator Conservation as well as other organizations across the country.You'll also learn what you can do to conserve pollinators and the habitats and foods that depend upon them as we celebrate National Pollinator Week.  A portion of the proceeds for this event supports the Center for Native Pollinator Conservation.


  • $50 for adults (13 and older)
  • $25 for children (2 to 12 years old)

Proceeds help support the Saint Louis Zoo’s Wildcare Institute Center for Native Pollinator Conservation.

We will begin taking registrations on April 19.


Free parking is provided on the North Lot on Government Drive. See Parking & Directions for driving directions.



  • Quinoa, amaranth and chayote salad


  • Tanka-Me-A-Lo (Lakota/Cherokee Buffalo stew)
  • Pan seared trout with sweet corn sauce and red pepper relish

Vegetarian Entrée

  • Roasted sun choke and butternut squash medley


  • Mohegan "Three Sisters" succotash


  • Hidatsa sunflower wild rice pilaf

Specialty Bread

  • Cherokee bean bread

Dessert Trio

  • Acorn maple shortbread cookie
  • Iroquois wild strawberry bread with Skokomish rosehip puree
  • Algonquin maple popcorn ball


  • Kathryn M.  Buder Center for American Indian Studies at Washington University 
  • Cahokia Mounds State Park
  • Missouri Prairie Foundation
  • DJM Ecological Services/Pure Air Natives
  • BakerCreek Heirloom Seeds