Zoo Hours: Daily 9 a.m.–4 p.m.     Boo at the Zoo: October 18-30, 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. 

Recently named America’s Top Free Attraction, the Saint Louis Zoo is dedicated to connecting people to animals. We have more than 15,000 animals in our care, many of them rare and endangered, and we welcome more than 3 million visitors a year. The Zoo is renowned for its innovative approaches to animal management, wildlife conservation, research and education. And as a free zoo, feel free to come back again…and again!

Plan Your Visit

Explore the Zoo

When you visit the Saint Louis Zoo, you’ll have no shortage of things to see and do. The Zoo has 90 acres of animal exhibits, attractions, shopping and dining for you and your family to enjoy. You can also find Zoo activities and programs for people of all ages and abilities. Check out our Zoo zones below, which highlight unique habitats and animals you can see.

See What’s Happening at the Zoo

Get Involved

By giving to the Saint Louis Zoo you have the opportunity to permanently change the future of your world and that of your children and grandchildren. You can help make certain that the Zoo and the wildlife that depend on us for their conservation are here for generations to come.


A day at the Saint Louis Zoo is one of the most fun and affordable ways for families to spend time together. And when you join the Zoo Friends, a great value becomes even better. Plus, your membership sill help support the Zoo's wildlife conservation projects in St. Louis and around the globe.


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Saint Louis Zoo Mission

To conserve animals and their habitats through animal management, research, recreation, and educational programs that encourage the support and enrich the experience of the public.

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