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.

Zoo Hours


Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday-Sunday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Labor Day: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Please see Holiday Hours & Early Closing schedule.

Free Hour

First hour the Zoo is open

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

Animal Demonstrations

Daily, 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m. 

Additional 5:30 p.m. show on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day, Labor Day. 

Children's Zoo

Children’s Zoo Shows

Daily, 10 and 11 a.m., 
1 and 2 p.m. 

Children's Zoo

Jungle Boogie Concerts

Through August 30

Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m.

Please note: There is no concert June 21.

Schnuck Family Plaza 

Meet a Keeper (Daily)

Daily, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. throughout the Zoo in summer season.

Various Locations

Meet a Keeper (Weekends)

Saturdays & Sundays, 5:30 p.m. throughout the Zoo in summer season.

Various locations

Penguin Feeding

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

Penguin & Puffin Coast

Safari Walking Tours

Through August 16

Daily, 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m.

August 17 - October 27 
Saturdays & Sundays, 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m.

Lakeside Crossing 


Sea Lion Feeding

Daily, 10:15 a.m., 1:45 & 3:15 p.m.

Sea Lion Sound

First Bank Sea Lion Show

Check above link for any changes in schedule. 

August 17-September 2
Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day, 11 a.m., 1, 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Sea Lion Sound

Stingrays at Caribbean Cove

Through October 31

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

Lakeside Crossing

Tree Kangaroo 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 Bayer Education Gallery for the hours on the day of your visit.

Education Gallery, The Living World 

updated 7-1-19