Go wild on the weekends at the Saint Louis Zoo May 25 through Sept. 3! On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and on Memorial Day and Labor Day, the Zoo is open extended hours from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. for Prairie Farms Dairy Summer Zoo Weekends. Weekday summer hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
The Zoo will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 15, for the Zoo’s biennial fundraiser, A Zoo Ado presented by Wells Fargo Advisors.
Bring the whole family to “splish splash” with the stingrays, “cha-cha” with the cheetahs, and “frug” with the frogs at Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series presented by Mid America Chevy Dealers. Enjoy free live music by local bands on Friday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m., May 25 through Aug. 31 (no concert on June 15). See concert schedule on the Zoo’s website.
Share pictures of your Zoo visit this summer in the #StlZooDay Instagram Contest presented by Famous Footwear. Upload the photo during your visit using Wi-Fi powered by Mid America Chevy Dealers. Each week’s winner will receive gift cards from Famous Footwear and the Zoo and be entered to win a grand prize at the end of the summer.
Enjoy a First Bank Sea Lion Show at Sea Lion Sound. The sea lion superstars will thrill you with high jumps, flipper walks and lots of splashing! Throughout the show, trainers explain sea lion behavior and positive-reinforcement training, animal fun facts and the need for conserving the sea lions’ ocean habitat. Tickets are $4 per person for ages 2 and up. Shows are at 11 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m. daily May 25 through Aug. 17, weekends Aug. 18 through 26, and daily Aug. 31 through Sept. 3., with an additional show at 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Look for keeper chats at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily throughout the Zoo and animal enrichment and training activities at 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Stingrays and sharks have returned for a season-long pool party at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove presented by Mercy Kids. Admission is $4 per person for ages 2 and up. Zoo members at the Family Level and above may use their Anywhere Plus passes for admission. Admission is free the first hour the Zoo is open. Stingray feedings are $1 per cup.
At the Emerson Children’s Zoo, enjoy live animal shows featuring a variety of exotic and domestic animals showcasing natural behaviors on stage at 10 and 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m. daily starting Saturday, May 26, with an additional show at 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day and Labor Day. Keeper chats with live animals are at 9 a.m., 12 and 3 p.m., with an additional chat at 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day and Labor Day. Admission to the Children’s Zoo is $4 per person for ages 2 and up, with free admission the first hour the Zoo is open.
Take a ride on the Emerson Zooline Railroad, which has been tracking smiles for more than 50 years! Tickets to ride include all-day on-and-off privileges and are $7.95 per person for ages 2 and up.
Enjoy engaging stories, interesting facts and animal observations on a 30-minute walking Safari Tour led by a Zoo interpretive guide. Tickets are $5 per person for ages 2 and up. Tours are offered three times daily May 25 through Aug. 12 and on weekends Aug. 18 through Oct. 14.
Admission to the Zoo and Jungle Boogie is free. There are fees for special attractions. Stingrays at Caribbean Cove, Children’s Zoo and Mary Ann Lee Conservation Carousel are free from 8 to 9 a.m. every day in summer. Admission charges apply after 9 a.m. for these attractions.
Summer Zoo Weekends is sponsored by Prairie Farms Dairy. Jungle Boogie is sponsored by Mid America Chevy Dealers and iHeart Media.