All land sharks are invited to join in the fun!

July 8 - 14, 2018


Come to the Zoo dressed as a shark* and get into Stingrays at Caribbean Cove presented by Mercy Kids for free! Swimming among the stingrays are bonnethead, white-spotted bamboo and brown-banded bamboo sharks.

Paying customers to the exhibit will be awarded an “I survived Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo presented by Swedish Fish” coupon, which will earn them 10 percent off at Ray’s Bar & Grill and Zoo gift shops for the day of their visit.

Upon exit from Stingrays at Caribbean Cove, kids will receive an activity guide to take home. Interpreters will be floating around the Zoo to enlighten guests about Shark Week and spin tales about their toothy friends.

Friday, July 13

5 to 8 p.m.

Flit your fins at the Jungle Boogie concert featuring The Mighty Pines at Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.

Friday-Saturday, July 13 & 14
Saturday is Shark Awareness Day!

12 noon to 3 p.m.

Feel the warm, soothing beat of the steel drum as you listen to the ethereal blend of calypso, reggae, bossa nova, Soca and Caribbean music with Lenny Frisch, playing live music outside Stingrays at Caribbean Cove. Also on the weekend, kids can enjoy shark-themed games and activities.

Tasty Treats

Glide over to Ray's Bar & Grill, located next to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove, and bite into our new street tacos and Dole Whip! Adults 21 and older can enjoy Dole Whip blended with some island spirits. 

The Shark Bite

The featured item during Shark Week is the “Shark Bite” – a sweet treat with Dole Whip made with Swedish Fish candy. Pick you favorite flavor, and ask for a "Shark Bite"!

How Much Do You Know About Sharks?

The white-spotted bamboobrown-banded bamboo and bonnethead sharks at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove are small, shy and docile fish and pose no danger to humans. They range from two-and-a-half to five feet in length and are bottom-dwelling species that prey on small fish, crabs and invertebrates.

Enjoy this fun interactive quiz and be entered to WIN a Family Membership to the Saint Louis Zoo, courtesy of Swedish Fish, the official candy of Shark Week! 

Take the Quiz

Hours, Prices and Other Fine Print

The Saint Louis Zoo is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday-Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission to the Zoo is free.

  • Admission to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove is $4. 
  • Members at the Family Level and above may use their Anywhere Plus Passes for admission.
  • Save with an Adventure Pass. This one-day pass is $12.95 per person and includes admission to the Children's Zoo, Zooline Railroad, Conservation Carousel, 4-D Theater, Stingrays at Caribbean Cove and Sea Lion Show.
  • Children under age 2 are free. Admission is free to all from 8-9 a.m.

*Visitors dressed in shark costume receive free entry to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove during Shark Week, July 8-14, 2018, but those over the age of 13 must comply with the Zoo's adult costume policy.