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

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Starting May 24:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Memorial Day and 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

Starting May 25

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

Starting May 25

Daily, 10 and 11 a.m.,
1 and 2 p.m. 

Children's Zoo

Jungle Boogie Concerts

May 24-August 30

Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m.

Please note: There is no concert June 21.

Schnuck Family Plaza 

Meet a Keeper (Daily)

Starting May 25

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

Various Locations

Meet a Keeper (Weekends)

Starting May 26

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

May 24 - 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

May 24-August 16 

Daily, 11 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m., with an additional 4 p.m. show on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day and Independence Day.


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 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 5-21-19