All guests, including Zoo members, must now reserve free, timed tickets prior to visiting.



Timed reservations are required to visit the Zoo.
Please arrive at the Zoo within your reserved time slot. Once at the Zoo, you may stay as long as you wish.

October 15 – November 25

  • Daily: 9 a.m.-4 p.m
  • Boo at the Zoo – October 16-November 1: 5-8:30 p.m. (Purchased ticket required)

November 26

  •  9 a.m.-3 p.m

November 27– December 23

  • Daily: 9 a.m.-4 p.m
  • Wild Lights – Select nights, November 27-December 30: 5-8:30 p.m. (Purchased ticket required)

December 24

  • Daily: 9 a.m.-3 p.m

December 25

  • Closed

December 26-30

  • Daily: 9 a.m.-4 p.m

December 31

  • Daily: 9 a.m.-3 p.m

January 1

  • Closed

 Please check the calendar below for the hours on the day of your visit.

*During Boo at the Zoo and Wild Lights, the Zoo will close to the public at 4 p.m. each night of Boo at the Zoo (all pathways, restaurants, exhibits, and attractions will no longer be open.) Doors will re-open at 5 p.m. for the event. Zoo visitors who are planning to attend Boo at the Zoo will need to exit the Zoo and have their Boo at the Zoo tickets scanned for re-entry starting at 5 p.m. 

Advanced tickets are required for these events and are available for purchase online. Reservations for the Zoo during the day, of the event, does not count as entry to the event. 


What's Happening at the Zoo?

Click the link below for special events happening during your visit.

Calendar of Events


Admission to the Zoo is free; however, there are fees for some attractions.



Included with the Adventure PassNotes
Sea Lion Show $3.95 per person  Yes* Children under 2 are free. (Seasonal)
Conservation Carousel $2.95 per person Yes Children under 2 are free. All other persons require admission. All proceeds support the Saint Louis Zoo's conservation programs.
Stingrays at Caribbean Cove $3.95 per person Yes* Children under 2 are free. (Seasonal)
Zooline Railroad $7.95 per person Yes Includes all day on-off privileges. Children under 2 are free.
4-D Theater $3.95/members $4.95/non-members No The 4D Theater is temporary CLOSED
Wild Wonder Outpost $2/members; 
No The Wild Wonder Outpost temporary CLOSED

Attractions are weather dependent and subject to change. 

Please note that during winter operating hours, attractions may not operate based on schedules. Forecast temperatures must reach the mid 50’s with no precipitation to allow for safe operation of the carousel, railroad and 4D Theater. 

*Stingrays at Caribbean Cove and the First Bank Sea Lion Show are seasonal. 

Stingrays at Caribbean Cove

Zooline Railroad

Conservation Carousel

Sea Lion Show

Adventure Passes

Enjoy a full day at the Zoo with all the amenities with the Adventure Pass!

Save with Adventure Passes