Saint Louis Zoo

Event FacilitiesFamily FunIconic St. Louis

About

Home to more than 14,000 exotic animals, many of them rare and endangered. These 500 species represent the major continents and biomes of the world. Set in the rolling hills, lakes and glades of Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoo is always a great place to be. The Zoo is open year-round, except on December 25 and January 1. Check website for hours. Admission is free.

One Government Dr.
Forest Park
St. Louis, MO 63110

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8707 Reviews | Write a Review
What a beautiful zoo!
Reviewed By Brandon H June 2024

This zoo was amazing! I didn't have the highest of expectations knowing the zoo is completely free but it far exceeded my expectations! The zoo is huge and it is very well cared for! It was clean and...

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Worst Zoo Visit
Reviewed By Joyce R May 2024

This zoo claims to have a lot of different animals. We didn't see the hippos, most of the primates enclosures were empty. No polar bears, no elephants. It was the worst experience I have ever had at...

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Must visit in St Louis
Reviewed By Maggie C February 2024

Favorites place since I was a todler, this place must be close too 100 arces big, you can not imagine how big it is here. You could spend 5-6 hours in here and still can not see all of the animal in...

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Hours

Zoo Hours May 24 through Aug. 18, 2024: Memorial Day weekend (Friday-Monday, May 24-27) — 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except: Wednesday, Aug. 7 — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday — 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., except: Friday, June 21 — 8 a.m. to noon (Zoo closes early for ticketed ZOOFARI)

Handicap AccessibleMidtown/ClaytonForest Park

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TripAdvisor Rating:

8707 Reviews | Write a Review
What a beautiful zoo!
Reviewed By Brandon H June 2024

This zoo was amazing! I didn't have the highest of expectations knowing the zoo is completely free but it far exceeded my expectations! The zoo is huge and it is very well cared for! It was clean and...

Full Review
Worst Zoo Visit
Reviewed By Joyce R May 2024

This zoo claims to have a lot of different animals. We didn't see the hippos, most of the primates enclosures were empty. No polar bears, no elephants. It was the worst experience I have ever had at...

Full Review
Must visit in St Louis
Reviewed By Maggie C February 2024

Favorites place since I was a todler, this place must be close too 100 arces big, you can not imagine how big it is here. You could spend 5-6 hours in here and still can not see all of the animal in...

Full Review