St. Louis Zoo

St. Louis Zoo, Saint Louis: Hours, Address, St. Louis Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

St. Louis Zoo
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Visitors are wowed by this zoo that has 6,600 animals and 15 major exhibit areas.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Chloe Thomas
Russell Springs, KY797 contributions
Jan 2022
The St. Louis Zoo is absolutely adorable! We have traveled to zoos across the world and this is one of the best! However, it doesn’t even come close to our favorite, the San Diego zoo! Not many restaurants were open either. The zoo was very well kept.
Written December 31, 2021
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Janet C
Florissant, MO22 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Love the layout of this zoo. Easy to get around and find the animals. We loved the butterfly house particularly. The terrain was easy to navigate.
Written December 19, 2021
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Agot76
Illinois140 contributions
Aug 2021
This Zoo is rated one of the best in the whole US and the best part is that it is free! Love the variety of exotic animals and I especially enjoyed the Aquarium ! A must see when you're in St. Louis
Written December 14, 2021
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Ritch
19 contributions
Dec 2021
I think we had the best day of the year. Not crowded. Well maintained with plenty to do. They need more polar bears!
Written December 6, 2021
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Kccke
Austin, TX107 contributions
Nov 2021
Very nice zoo! Animals were closer than other zoos. Indoor displays were well presented. Easy to walk. It is free but needs reservations, parking was $10. Good place to visit!
Written November 27, 2021
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Matthew L
Atoka, TN137 contributions
Oct 2021
The zoo was a nice interlude on our recent family vacation. We spent one morning walking through and it was really enjoyable. It was raining a little but that wasn't a detractor. Some of the animals weren't out and about but that was ok too. It was a relaxing and enjoyable morning. The zoo is free and a great part of the St. Louis landscape. We really enjoyed our experience.
Written November 9, 2021
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Possum C
1 contribution
Nov 2021
I'm not usually the one to make reviews, but the zoo made me feel so happy!
As a person with autism and sensory problems, one thing i always have to worry about is "Will I be overstimulated?" and worry about being unhappy in some of the most enjoyable experiences. My partner and I were so enthused to see "zone" signals all over the zoo! Ones that said "Headphones", and " smell zones".

the only thing that bummed us was how short the train ride was, but besides that we had such an amazing time.
we even got to enjoy vegan ice cream or dole whip.
thank you St. Louis zoo, for making us feel so included.
Written November 9, 2021
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urbanguy
Richmond, VA4,029 contributions
Oct 2021
When we arrived mid-afternoon, we only had a couple of hours to spend. This zoo is large enough that two hours was not nearly enough time to do it justice. So, we had to do a little "picking and choosing."

I thought the size of the enclosures were more than adequate for the number of animals within. Their collection is large and varied.

This zoo is FREE...........very impressive!
Written October 27, 2021
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363Dan-Dundon
Jacksonville, FL114 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
I had visited the zoo more than twenty years ago and was somewhat hesitant to visit again because I was concerned it would be less of an attraction than I remembered. I was pleasantly surprised. The zoo has been updated and many new attractions have been added, the grounds are well maintained and the animals appear to be well cared for. It was an enjoyable visit and it’s still free, remarkable.
Written October 26, 2021
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joe-d
mnta549 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We added St. Louis Zoo to our plans and were rewarded with a sensory experience to challenge the jungles and other wildlife habitats on all continents. Including Antarctica!

STL Zoo has a stellar reputation and we can reinforce that opinion. But, the more we looked at these animals in penned enclosures, we felt sorry for them. I'm no tree hugger but I felt like we were in a wildlife penitentiary. Credit to the staff for making the "cells" as humane as possible. Still...wildlife were meant to be wild. End of soapbox

PS - There were two zoos on display on our visiting day. The place was swarming with grade schoolers, whose energy made the inhabitants tame by comparison. I wager the animal inmates did not shed a tear when the hordes were bus reboarded.

All in all a fine albeit boisterous experience.
Written October 22, 2021
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