Have an animal encounter at the Zoo and beyond
Get up close and personal with the furry, the flying and the fishy creatures of the Saint Louis Zoo. One of the city’s many free attractions, the Saint Louis Zoo has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading zoological parks. . The Endangered Wolf Center’s mission is to preserve and protect wolves and other wild canid species. Visitors may experience these amazing animals through a variety of tours and events. At the St. Louis Aquarium, visitors explore aquatic life, from river, in the Confluence Gallery, to ocean, in the 250,000-gallon Shark Canyon. At the Butterfly House, more than 2,000 butterflies magically flit around an 8,000 square foot conservatory. World Bird Sanctuary sits on 305 acres and is home to over 200 animals representing over 60 species. This unique organization features free seasonal shows, nature trails and educational programs. Want even more animal action? Go on a private expedition through Grant’s Farm for an up-close and personal feeding experience with buffalo and goats. Stop by and visit the majestic Budweiser Clydesdales and take a ride on the Grant’s Farm carousel. Or explore the family-friendly Purina Farms, where you can interact with barnyard animals and see exciting performances by rescued dogs at the Incredible Dog Arena.