St. Louis Zoo

St Louis Zoo
St. Louis Zoo landed a spot on TripAdvisor’s top 10 zoos in the nation. Some of the animals you can see during your visit include bullet ants; termites; giant cockroaches; ladybug beetles; brown widows; American bullfrogs; hellbenders; green iguanas; corn snakes; box turtles; grey-winged trumpeters; and ostriches.

For a more close up and personal setting with the animals, there are programs such as Keeper for a Day and A Day with the Rays.


St. Louis Zoo Coupons

You can save a few bucks on admission and other programs at the zoo with St. Louis Zoo coupons. Such discounts are available to members and groups.

Members: Choose from 11 membership levels. These include director, family, young zoo friend, conservation advocate, senior/student, zoo goer, grandparent, keeper, zoologist, curator, and naturalist. Based on your membership level, you can enjoy discounted admission to participating AZA zoos; discounts on gift shop purchases; free parking; and special invitations.

Groups: of 15 or more persons will receive a discount once they make an advanced reservation.


Hotels Near the St. Louis Zoo:

St. Louis Zoo has partnered with a few hotels in the area. Some of its partners include Moonrise Hotel; Holiday Inn Express St. Louis Fenton; Crowne Plaza St. Louis – Downtown; Hampton Inn & Suites Forest Park; and Drury Inn Union Station. For more information on hotel partners, visit the hotel partners page of the website.

Zoo Hours

St. Louis Zoo Hours:

With the exception of holidays such as Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, St. Louis Zoo opens from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

Zoo Info

St. Louis Zoo Prices:

There is no charge to visit the zoo. Admission fees must be paid for attractions such as the children’s zoo, Conservation Carousel, Zooline Railroad, 4-D Motion Simulator, and Safari Tours.

Attraction Fees:

Children’s Zoo

Children 2+ and Adults: $4
Children (0-1): Free

Conservation Carousel

Children 2+ and Adults: $3
Children (0-1): Free

Zooline Railroad

Children 2+ and Adults: $5
Children (0-1): Free

4-D Motion Simulator

Children 2+ and Adults: $3
Children (0-1): Free

Safari Tours

Adults and Children: $5
There’s a one-day Safari Pass which costs $10 per person. You’ll be granted one admission to each of the aforementioned attractions as well as the Stingrays at Caribbean Cove which is available on a seasonal basis.

Parking: $10 per vehicle; $20 for motor homes, buses, and RVs on South Lot


Phone number: 314-781-0900

Directions: If you’re travelling on the US 40/I64 eastbound and westbound, get off at the Hampton exit 34B and follow the signs heading to Forest Park. Make a left turn at the first roundabout on Wells Drive and you’ll arrive at the zoo’s southern entrance.

If you’re travelling from the north or northwest, drive on the I-70 or I-270 heading to I-170 south. Get onto I-64/40 east and get off at the Hampton exit 34B. Use the signs leading to Forest Park as a guide. Make a left turn at the first roundabout on Wells Drive and you’ll arrive at the zoo’s southern entrance.

If you’re taking public transportation, take the MetroLink to Forest Park/DeBaliviere station and connect to the MetroBus route #90 Hampton south. During the spring/summer season, take the Forest Park Trolley. You can also take the MetroBus alone depending on the area from which you’re travelling.


St. Louis Zoo Jobs:

There are full-time and part-time St. Louis Zoo jobs available in the areas of food service, zookeeping, zoo education, and public safety. Besides its full-time and part-time jobs, the zoo offers internship and externship programs. If you’re interested in learning more about the latest zoo positions and its internship and externship programs, visit the employment section of the zoo’s website.

The fun doesn’t have to end at the zoo. There are many other attractions in the area to visit. Some of these include Six Flags St. Louis, Saint Louis Art Museum and Missouri Botanical Garden.

Check out one of these other attractions to add some excitement to the rest of your trip. Even if you live in the area you can still have loads of fun at this locations.