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

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 Live Animal Shows presented by The Goddard School

Starting May 25:
Daily, 10 and 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m. with an additional show at 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day and Labor Day. 

Children's Zoo

Jungle Boogie Concerts

Fridays, May 24-August 30
5 to 8 p.m.

Please note: There is no concert June 21.

Schnuck Family Plaza 

Keeper Chats

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

Various Locations

Penguin Feeding

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

Penguin & Puffin Coast

Safari Walking Tours

Daily, May 24 - August 16
Saturdays & Sundays,
August 17 - October 27 

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 Weekend Shows
April 20-May 19: 
Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m.

Summer Shows
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

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 4-26-19