2019 Shows 


  Spring Training Shows    
Daily, 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.   $2.00 Children under age 2 are free
  Spring Weekend Shows    
March 30-May 19 Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m. $3.95 Children under age 2 are free
  Daily Summer Shows    
May 24-August 16    

11 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m. daily, with an additional 4 p.m. show on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

$3.95 Children under age 2 are free

Schedule is weather permitting and subject to change.

Spring Training Shows (March 16 - 29, 2019)
The sea lions have all reported to spring training at Sea Lion Sound, and you're invited to cheer them on from the bleachers. Fans can observe the animals working on new behaviors with their trainers at this sneak peek into the show season.


Tickets are available 45 minutes prior to showtime at the Sea Lion Show ticket booth at Sea Lion Sound. The Show is first-come, first-served, and seating is limited.

Zoo members may redeem their Anywhere passes for tickets at the Sea Lion Show ticket booth.

Sea Lion Shows are included in the Adventure Pass.

A limited supply of complimentary Assisted Listening Devices is available for the arena. An ID is required for use.

Sea Lion Superstars

A top-rated Saint Louis Zoo attraction, the First Bank Sea Lion Show at Sea Lion Sound is oceans of fun for the whole family!

The Zoo's California sea lion stars are back to the stage. Some of the acrobatic and athletic behaviors you'll see from these intelligent animals include:

  • Olympic-style dives on a high-diving platform
  • Powerful swimming
  • Flipper walks
  • Frisbee tosses
  • Lots of splashing and even more surprises!

While on stage with the animals, our trainers explain sea lion behavior and positive-reinforcement training, animal fun facts and the need for conserving the sea lions' ocean habitat.

Lichtenstein Sea Lion Arena

Our 811-seat amphitheater, which opened with Sea Lion Sound in summer 2012, features the large Ann Lux Family Stage and a rock bridge extending into the audience offering an up-close look at the playful sea lions. Watch the sea lions swim underwater in the 40,000-gallon acrylic saltwater pool surrounding the stage. The arena also offers shaded seating with a huge fabric awning and giant, whisper-quiet fans overhead for audience comfort.