2022 Summer Hours

The Zoo is open extended hours throughout Prairie Farms Dairy Summer Zoo Weekends!

Now through August 14

  • Sunday through Thursday — 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Zoo closes at 4:30 p.m. on three Wednesdays: May 25, June 22, July 27 for ticketed Night at the Zoo
  • Friday and Saturday — 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Zoo closes at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 17, for A Zoo Ado
  • Memorial Day Weekend (Friday-Monday, May 27-30) — 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Independence Day (Monday, July 4) — 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fall Hours

Summer Highlight Attractions

Enjoy these summertime favorites:

Plan Your Visit

Summer Enrichment

At 5:30 p.m. every Saturday, stop by animal habitats to see the animals enjoy some summer enrichment treats.  

May 14- Spider monkey in the Primate House/Primate Canopy Trails

May 21- Lions in Big Cat Country

May 28- Hippo in River's Edge 

June 4- Tiger in Big Cat Country

June 11- Spider monkey in Primate House/Primate Canopy Trails

June 18- Penguins at Penguin and Puffin Coast

June 25- Chimpanzees in Fragile Forest

July 2- Jaguar in Big Cat Country

July 9- Babirusa at the Antelope House in Red Rocks

July 16- Red river hogs in River's Edge

July 23- Penguins at Penguin and Puffin Coast

July 30- Takin in Red Rocks

August 6- Giant tortoises in the outdoor tortoise habitat

August 13- Tarantula in the Bayer Insectarium

Save More as a Member

Join today and enjoy a full year of benefits—including parking passes, shopping & dining discounts, invitations to Member-only events and more! Check out the various membership levels and choose the one that’s right for you.

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Do More with an Adventure Pass!

Enjoy a full day at the Zoo with all the amenities. 

About Adventure Pass

Jungle Boogie presented by Mid America Chevy Dealers

4-7 p.m. on Fridays, May 13- August 12 (no concert on June 17)

  • All ages can enjoy free live music on the outdoor stage in the center of the Zoo
  • Food and beverages available

See Jungle Boogie schedule and more


Thank you to our Summer Zoo Weekends sponsors:

  • Prairie Farms Dairy

Night at the Zoo presented by Mercy

5-8:30 p.m. on three Wednesdays — May 25, June 22, July 27

Adults ages 21+ are invited to spend an exclusive, limited-attendance evening among the animals at the Zoo. Enjoy Zoo exhibits and complimentary admission to special attractions, special discounts and more. 

  • $25/member
  • $30/non-member 

Advance tickets required. Tickets on sale soon.

Buy Tickets for Night at the Zoo

Our Zoo Values Safety

Our Zoo follows all directions by the Department of Health for the City of St. Louis, as well as guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visit this page prior to your visit for updated information.