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

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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

Keeper chats with live animals on stage at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily, with a 5:30 p.m. chat on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. 

Children's Zoo

Enrichment &Training

Look for special animal enrichment and training activities at 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Various locations

Children's Zoo Shows

Shows are at 10 and 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m. daily, with an additional show at 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. 

Children's Zoo

Jungle Boogie Concerts

Fridays through August 31 
5-8 p.m. Free! 

(There will not be a concert on June 15)

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

Daily through August 12
Saturdays & Sundays, August 18-October 14

Lakeside Crossing 


Sea Lion Feeding

Daily, 10:15 a.m., 1:45 & 3:15 p.m.

Sea Lion Sound

First Bank Sea Lion Show

Daily through August 17 
Weekend Shows, August 18 - 26
Daily, August 31-September 3

Sea Lion Sound

Stingrays at Caribbean Cove

Stingrays at Caribbean Cove presented by Mercy Kids 

Open through September 30 during Zoo hours

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 5-25-18