2022 Shows 

Fall Weekend Shows

  • August 15-October 30
  • 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays
  • $3.95 (ages 2+); Children under age 2 are free

Labor Day Shows

  • September 5 (Labor Day)
  • 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.
  • $3.95 (ages 2+); Children under age 2 are free

The schedule is weather permitting and subject to change.


Tickets are available 45 minutes prior to each show and can be purchased at the Sea Lion Show ticket booth at Sea Lion Sound.

The show is first-come, first-served. Seating is limited.

  • Zoo members may redeem their Member Tickets for timed show tickets at the Sea Lion Show ticket booth. 
  • Sea Lion Shows are included in the Adventure Pass. Adventure Pass Holders may enter the Sea Lion Show on a first come first serve basis. 

Sea Lion Superstars

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

Some of the acrobatic and athletic behaviors you'll see from the intelligent California sea lions include:

  • Olympic-style dives on a high-diving platform
  • Powerful swimming
  • 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.