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Saint Louis Zoo

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Black and white ruffed lemurs at Primate Canopy Trails, Saint Louis Zoo
Credit: Saint Louis Zoo photo
Sea Lion Sound
Credit: Saint Louis Zoo/Robin Winkelman
Saint Louis Zoo
Credit: Saint Louis Zoo
Stingrays at Caribbean Cove
Credit: Saint Louis Zoo/ Kari Frey
Centene Grizzly Ridge
Credit: Saint Louis Zoo/Cyril Johannes

This world renowned, 90-acre zoo is home to more than 14,000 animals; many of them are rare and endangered.

The Saint Louis Zoo is dedicated to connecting people to animals.

At Michael and Quirsis Riney Primate Canopy Trails, take a journey from the forest floor, through a see-through tunnel, and up into the treetops on an elevated boardwalk to see monkeys and lemurs in their enriching and engaging state-of-the-art outdoor homes and play areas.

Meet Huckleberry and Finley, two grizzly bear siblings at Centene Grizzly Ridge.

At McDonnell Polar Bear Point, visitors can see polar bear Kali in this state-of-the-art habitat that includes underwater views.

Penguin and Puffin Coast offers an underwater view of these oceanic birds.

Judy and Jerry Kent Family Sea Lion Sound is a 1.5 acre exhibit right in the heart of the Zoo. Visitors can walk through an underwater tunnel into the seal and sea lions’ habitat to see the animals swimming all around them. The Sea Lion Show (in season) showcases sea lion behavior, animal fun facts and the need for conserving the sea lions’ ocean habitat.

This is the perfect place for family fun. General admission is free. There are fees for some special attractions.

Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Check the website for details prior to visiting the Zoo, guest guidelines, and for special hours during summer and holiday periods.

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1 Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Casino Gaming
Historic District
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
ATM Available
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Restaurant On-site
Wi-Fi Available
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Accepted
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
Suitable For These Age Groups
Family Friendly
Types Of Payment Accepted