Make your Zoo visit even more memorable with a Safari Walking Tour! Tag along with our professional interpretive guides as they offer insight to the animal world with engaging stories, interesting facts and animal observations.

The 30-minute walking tours include Extreme Zoo Safari, River's Edge Safari and African Safari.

These tours do not include touching live animals or access to non-public areas.

2018 Tours

Daily: May 25 – August 12

Saturdays & Sundays: August 18 - October 14

  • 11:30 a.m. –  African Tour 
  • 12:30 p.m. – Extreme Tour
  • 2 p.m. – River’s Edge tour


Tickets are $5 per person (children under 2 are free). 

Purchase tickets at a Welcome Desk at the North and South Entrances, or the Sea Lion Show ticket booth, on the day of your visit. All tours will start in Schnuck Family Plaza near the Sea Lion Show ticket booth.

Groups of 15 or more may purchase tickets for $4 per person by calling (314) 646-4718 two weeks in advance.

Tour Types

  • 11:30 a.m.

    Join our professional interpretive guides on a safari to meet some of our beautiful African animals. Our adventure may include spotting a majestic bateleur eagle, viewing the iconic lesser kudu, the always popular giraffes, the mysterious and strange looking okapi, one of our conservation success stories the rare addax. And finally, we'll see if we can find the "King of the Jungle," the mighty lion.

  • 12:30 p.m.

    From the rarest to one of the most venomous and the tallest to the smallest, meet the most extreme animals in the Zoo! Your guide will introduce you the largest venomous snake in the world and other intriguing reptiles at the Herpetarium. Compare your jump to one of the longest leapers in the world at the Primate House. See the rarest and biggest exotic cats at Big Cat Country, and discover creatures great and small at Red Rocks.

  • 2 p.m.

    Join your guide on a safari through the beautiful River's Edge, where you'll see hippos, cheetahs, elephants and more. Listen up as we share animal secrets that most of our visitors never get to hear. Learn about what the Zoo is doing to save animals in the wild and how you can help!