Saint Louis Zoo1100 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
Upon the earth, live five known kingdoms, each kingdom with its own special creatures and lifestyles. Our kingdom, the realm of animals, is the most visible upon the shared lands of our planet, as well as the most varied. Scientists say there are almost 10 million different species of animals on the planet besides us human beings. The need to respect and preserve the earth and all its creatures is at its greatest today, and the Saint Louis Zoo is a thriving institution that aims to fulfill this need.
With 6 ‘Zoo Zones’, home to hundreds, the zoo aims to learn about the kingdom of animals and spread the information, as well as preserve the animal heritage of Saint Louis. Founded in 1910, the zoo has become an international leader in animal research and conservation, while maintaining a happy and vibrant atmosphere for both animals and visitors.
Upon entering, you can choose to walk through the large zoo and visit the animals in their enclosures, or take the Zooline Railroad which will take you one and a half miles through the area. You’ll be bombarded with sights and sounds as you familiarize yourself with the gentle animals that live within each specially designed area.
- The River’s Edge, the zoo’s first ever exhibit, will take you through four continents and their animal and plant natives. Floating hippos, rhinos wallowing in mud, cheetahs, hyenas and bears basking will help you learn more about South America, Africa, Asia and North America.
- The Wild is home to different bears, penguins and puffins from the sub-Antarctic to the Tropical Rainforest. There are also two different ‘summer houses’ and ‘winter houses’ for the resident orangutans, chimps and gorillas!
- The Discovery Station has one rule: learning is fun! With a slipper slide-y exhibit full of otters, sparkling butterflies, an education gallery and lots of other hands on exhibits, this is a child’s delight, and the educational material and demonstrations are sure to delight parents in equal measure.
- Historic Hill is home to the Bird House and Bird Gardens. Bird watchers and lover of our avian friends will adore catching glimpses of these macaws, eagles, swans and doves and more. There are also sea lions, river otters, amphibians and reptiles to visit.
- The Red Rocks is probably the only place on earth where some of the world’s most dominant predators and most elegant ‘prey’ live together peacefully within a few meters of each other. Tigers, jaguars, lions and leopards occupy one territory, with zebras, camels, giraffes and other graceful animals occupy another.
- Lakeside Crossing, along with various food outlets and refreshment stalls, offers a grassy plaza where you can rest. It’s also home to sea lions and sting rays!
- The zoo constantly adds new exhibits, and has recently opened an underwater viewing tunnel which will take you closer to animals that live under the sea. With a bevy of beautiful beasts and plenty of refreshment stalls, this wonderful zoo is rightfully considered one of the best in the world and a Saint Louis must see.
Saint Louis Zoo Travel Tips
- Take comfortable shoes as a lot of walking will be involved.
- They offer, for a charge, wheelchairs and strollers.
- The zoo allows visitors to bring their own food and drinks.
- The Living World building hosts exhibits, a cafeteria, and the Zoo’s main gift shop.
- There is a large size carousel that costs $3 per person.
Entrance Ticket Details For Saint Louis Zoo
- Parking is $6 for regular vehicles. It is $15 per vehicle (effective March 1, 2014) throughout the Zoo's peak season.
- Certain exhibits, such as the Children’s Zoo and the Stingray Petting Pool, have fees but if you visit during the zoo’s opening hour, it’ll be free of charge.
- There is a $10 “Safari Pass” that permits one entry to these attractions and other paid zoo features.
- The St. Louis Zoo Line Railroad costs $5 per person for a round trip ticket.
How to Reach Saint Louis Zoo
- There is a Forest Park Trolley that stops at Government Drive.
- Ride MetroLink to Forest Park/DeBaliviere station, then take MetroBus route #90 Hampton south.
- The #90 Hampton bus stops on Government Drive.
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80.23% of people who visit Saint Louis include Saint Louis Zoo in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
60.98% of people start their Saint Louis Zoo visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Saint Louis Zoo
88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Saint Louis Zoo
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The family membership of Saint Louis Zoo is available at 90 USD. To buy this membership, you will have to visit the official website of the zoo.Report Abuse