Saint Louis Zoo Pollinator Dinner

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Location: The Living World Building
  • 6 p.m. Exhibits and cash bar
  • 7:15 p.m. Dinner
  • 8 p.m. "Why Prairies Matter for Pollinators & People" with Speaker Carol Davit

“Bee” part of the Saint Louis Zoo Pollinator Dinner to celebrate National Pollinator Week (June 20-26)! Learn about one of the most endangered habitats in the world, our native prairies and grasslands, and the vital role they play for pollinators and people.

Before dinner, visit with our conservation partners and learn how they help pollinators and you can too. You also can try some honey flavored beverages and bring some seeds and plants home as a thank you. Savor a delicious pollinator-themed dinner celebrating some of the best that pollinators have to offer from the Prairie and Great Plains states, sip mead and enjoy a presentation by Carol Davit. Her presentation will be “Why Prairies Matter for Pollinators & People.”


  • $60 for adults (13 and older)
  • $30 for children (2 to 12 years old)

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


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



  • Charred corn, baby corn, preserved green tomato, tomato, field greens, onion, sunflower and Nettle vinaigrette


  • Straghorn sumac and cornmeal crusted catfish
  • Charred wild garlic and sorrel maple brined Turkey stuffed with dried cranberries, dandelion greens and pecans
  • Roasted Turkey Jus, Wojapi, Bison Hand Pie and Pioneer gravy


  • Roasted squash with a pumpkin seed pesto


  • Wild rice, smoked and roasted hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, dried summer berries, roasted burdock and herbs


  • Bannock - whipped butter, dried berries and maple sugar


  • Wild grape dumplings, grape syrup, Chestnut crumble, and Maple tuile