Thanks for the memories!
On Saturday, October 31, 2020, the gates to the Emerson Children’s Zoo, an area within the Saint Louis Zoo’s 90+ acres, closed one last time. Over the next few years, we will work to reimagine, plan and redevelop this 3.5-acre space, which was occupied by a beloved children’s zoo for 51 years, into a new, permanent area for children and families. In the interim, this space will be home to a temporary dinosaur exhibit called Dinoroarus, opening in spring 2021.
Since 1969, the goal of the Children’s Zoo never changed — to provide dynamic experiences for all children that will inspire a love of animals and learning. The mission of connecting families and children with animals will carry forward in the planning for this new area.