The Zoo Young Professionals are a group of men and women in their 20s and 30s dedicated to the continued success of the Zoo. They are part of the Saint Louis Zoo Association. The ZYPs goals are to increase awareness of our mission among young adults, enhance our volunteer base, build future leadership, and create additional revenue for the Zoo through membership and fundraising events.

Membership Means Savings

Become a member of the Zoo at the Zoo Young Professionals level ($60), and enjoy these exclusive savings:

  • Free parking for six visits
  • 20 Anywhere Passes™ redeemable for the Zooline Railroad, Sea Lion Show and Children’s Zoo
  • Four free Jammin’ at the Zoo tickets
  • Four free drink tickets for beer, wine or soda
  • Invitations to events and discounted member rates
  • 10 percent discount on food and gift shop purchases, and much more!

All this amounts to over $300 in money-saving benefits for you!

Download our ZYP Brochure Here

Join Now

Join the Zoo Young Professionals online, by phone at (314) 646-4771 or in person at a Welcome Desk, or make your check payable to the Saint Louis Zoo Friends Association and send to the following address:

Zoo Young Professionals
P.O. Box 790090
St. Louis, MO 63179-0090

Join, Renew or Gift a Membership

If you need to speak with someone over the phone, please call us between 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at (314) 646-4771.

Zoo Young Professionals Day at Zootoberfest

Join fellow young professionals for a special day at Zootoberfest!
Mix and mingle in a private tented event area with the ZYPs and enjoy exclusive beer specials!

Saturday, October 5, 2019
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

$20 per person
Adults ages 21 and older only**

Admission includes:

  • Complimentary Zootoberfest beer stein
  • Three drink tickets to use in the ZYP tent. Use your Zootoberfest stein to get discounted refills outside the tent.
  • Private ZYP bar with a variety of beer, soda and water. 
  • Complimentary access to the 11 a.m. First Bank Sea Lion Show. Stay after the show for a private ZYP sea lion meet-and-greet.

Please check-in at the Williams Family Solar Pavilion (the deck behind Starbucks and Candy Crossing); you will receive a wristband in order to receive these benefits.

**Please Note: This event takes place during the October 5 Zootoberfest ONLY and is for adults ages 21 and older only

Purchase Tickets Here