The Zoo has a number of educational and recreational shows for our visitors.Check out our Upcoming Events for details on special events happening on the days you plan to visit.

Note: Some performances have minimal admission fees. Children's Zoo Animal Shows and Sea Lion Shows are seasonal Memorial Day through Labor Day with limited shows in fall.

Free Hour

First hour the Zoo is open

Children's ZooConservation Carousel, & Stingrays at Caribbean Cove (when in season)

Animal Demonstrations

Returns Summer 2019

Children's Zoo

Enrichment &Training

Returns Summer 2019

Special animal enrichment and training activities on Saturdays and Sundays.

Various locations

Children's Zoo Shows

Returns Summer 2019

Children's Zoo

Jungle Boogie Concerts

Returns Summer 2019

Schnuck Family Plaza 

Keeper Chats

Special keeper chats at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily throughout the Zoo. 

Various Locations

Penguin Feeding

Daily, 3:30 p.m.
Season and weather permitting.

Penguin & Puffin Coast

Safari Walking Tours

Returns Summer 2019

Lakeside Crossing 


Sea Lion Feeding

Daily, 10:15 a.m., 1:45 & 3:15 p.m.

Sea Lion Sound

First Bank Sea Lion Show

Spring Training Shows
March 16-29:  Daily, 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
March 30- May 19: Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m.

Sea Lion Sound

Stingrays at Caribbean Cove

April 5 - October 31

Watch, touch and occasionally feed the unique and fascinating stingrays, as they glide through a warm saltwater pool.

Lakeside Crossing

Tree Kanagroo Feeding

10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. 

Children's Zoo

Sensory Saturdays

9:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month

For more information, email, or call (314) 646-4544.

Education Gallery
The Living World 

Wild Wonder Outpost

Please visit Monsanto Education Gallery for the hours on the day of your visit.

Education Gallery, The Living World 

updated 1-31-19